Australian Pink Floyd Information
The Australian Pink Floyd Show was formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 1988, but however they weren't known by that name until they relocated to the UK. They were the first Pink Floyd tribute band to tour in the UK back in 1993, starting off with the first International Pink Floyd fan convention at Wembley Convention Centre. The event was run in conjunction with Brain Damage magazine.
The Aussie Floyd received the ultimate endorsement in 1996, becoming the only Floyd tribute band to be asked to perform for a member of Pink Floyd, namely David Gilmour's 50th birthday celebration in London. The Australian Pink Floyd worked with many of the crew members who had been on Floyd's "The Division Bell" world tour. As Britannia Row supplied the production for the event, much of the sound and lighting equipment was the exact same gear that had been used at Earl's Court.
On November 26th 2001, the APF became the only Floyd tribute band in the world to play at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall. They were joined on stage by the choir from the Islington Green School for a rousing rendition of 'Another Brick in the Wall'. The Islington Green School famously provided the original children's voices on 'The Wall', and one of the kids from 2001 is the daughter of an original choir member who sang on the record! Oh, and Roger Waters is said to have been in the audience!
Their shows include not only music originally written by Pink Floyd, but also a psychedelic lightshow projected onto a screen at the front.