PIGS is Canada''''''''s most authentic Pink Floyd tribute. What have we got that the others do not?
1. The right people: Most Pink Floyd acts feature one person as the front-man—much like Pink Floyd did in the 80s and 90s. We recreate the band as they existed in the 1970s, and each member of our band portrays one member of the Floyd and does exactly what they would have done live. Our Gilmour plays the lead guitar parts and sings half the songs, our Waters plays acoustic sometimes, and yes—we have a Snowy White.
2. The right gear: We try to replicate as closely as possible the instruments and backline used by Pink Floyd. We use the same amps, the same guitars—even the same cables. This means we look and sound more like the real thing.
3. The right age: We are the same age as members of Pink Floyd are now; we are the same average age as the Floyd were on their late 70s tours. This keeps us exciting and dynamic to watch, and helps us perform the songs like a real band instead of sounding like karaoke.
4. The right era: Frankly, we are tired of tribute bands emulating Pink Floyd as they were on the PULSE tour in the 90s. Instead we replicate the lights, look, and sound of the Floyd stage show in the 1970s. Of course, we still play songs from the 60s and 80s, but we do everything in the spirit of the band as they were at their creative peak in the 1970s.
Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS played in several venues throughout British Columbia and Alberta for the past 4 years, playing to sold out audiences. PIGS are bringing an epic and rare treat for Pink Floyd fans - the band will be covering 47 years worth of Pink Floyds legendary repertoire from 1967 to 2014, ranging from the bands earliest release to their final album; from the psychedelic misadventures of Arnold Layne to the final float down The Endless River.