Reviewed by Amanda Hayes
Yesterday we enjoyed yet another fantastic evening at The Hawth in Crawley, this time watching the amazing Think Floyd who have been performing together as a band since 1994. This is the third time we have seen them perform and every show is totally different but equally brilliant.
The evening started strongly with a fine performance of Shine On You Crazy Diamond and wound its way through many favourites such as, Us and Them and a fabulous version of Echoes from Pink Floyd’s Live in Pompeii Tour. They also played plenty of less well-known tracks such as The Narrow Way Part 3 from the UmmaGumma Album and, Syd Barrett’s Arnold Layne.
A laser light show, something that Pink Floyd was renowned for, backed the music throughout.
The lead guitar playing was absolutely flawless and Lewis Hall’s bass and vocals certainly did Pink Floyd justice. The amazing Steven Farmer on drums had us all mesmerised whilst both the backing singer and the saxophone player also deserve a big mention for their brilliant addition to the performance.
The whole performance was fantastic from start to finish, you could hear a pin drop in the audience until the end of every track. The show culminates in a fabulous finale with the amazing Comfortably Numb. I don’t think we have ever been to a concert where the band was so well received, there was the typical standing ovation at the end but even at the end of every track there was rapturous applause and cheering.
I was extremely lucky to see Pink Floyd at Wembley many years ago and this band are certainly the best musicians I have come across since then. You don’t listen to Pink Floyd music to feel joyous and uplifted but to feel mesmerised and melancholy and this gig was no exception. The songs were portrayed so well that it took me right back to that original concert. So much so, that we didn’t speak for ages after we left the venue and everyone else also seemed in a world of their own as they wandered out.
We watched Think Floyd at The Hawth Theatre in Crawley, West Sussex. Situated just ten minutes from Gatwick Airport, with very easy access to the M23 motorway and plenty of free parking The Hawth is a great theatre to watch any show.
A resounding recommendation for Think Floyd and The Hawth.
Think Floyd are currently on tour around the UK, for more information and tour dates visit www.thinkfloyd.net.
For other shows at The Hawth in Crawley visit hawth.co.uk or call the box office on 01293 553636.
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, Sussex, RH10 6YZ | 01293 553636