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Gilmour's Breakfast / Press

“Closing act Gilmour’s Breakfast did their usual fine job conjuring all of the Pink Floyd expressive instrumentation and disturbing vocals and sound effects. Martin Stewart milked his lap steel for all of its worth in the beginning songs from Dark Side OF The Moon, which they played it its entirety. Singer Rob Taylor created a mad drive toward “Time” with his percussion pieces making a second layer of drumming. Taylor also conjured a lot of the disturbed with mankind and modern society attitude with his peculiar vocal timbre, part rock and roll, part forlorn isolated observer. That helped Gilmour’s Breakfast to not only get the songs right technically but to create the feelings Pink Floyd sought to evoke in their fans.”

“When they were teenagers, most of the members of Gilmour’s Breakfast listened to the music of their favorite band, Pink Floyd, and imagined that they might someday perform like their idols. By contrast, Matt Swanton, the youngest member of the group, wasn’t yet born when his six bandmates were high school students, but he learned the music of Pink Floyd from his older brothers. Still, none of them knew the extent to which the band they all admired would fit into their futures. The seven men, all of whom hail from Massachusetts or Rhode Island, compose one of the region’s fastest-rising tribute bands, one devoted exclusively to the music of Pink Floyd. On Saturday, they return to one of their favorite venues, NARA Park in Acton, for a 7:30 p.m. concert at the park’s outdoor pavilion.”

“As a celebration for the 40th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s signature concept album The Dark Side Of The Moon, Gilmour’s Breakfast performed the album in its entirety during the second set. This included the album’s popularly associated sound effects as well as visuals that played out on a backdrop screen. A heartbeat sound effect opened the Gilmour’s Breakfast rendition of the album as the visual images inspired by this concept album heightened the scene. Thankfully, lead guitarist Martin Stewart still had his lap steel out after playing “One Of These Days.” Stewart’s phrase in “Breathe” became as atmospheric as the organ swirls as its notes continued to ring out each time he hit one, notes wafting in the air as he hit the next. Singer Rob Taylor, second guitarist Dan Whiteknact, and second keyboardist Matt Swanton offered gorgeous three-part harmonies to breathe even more life into this very familiar tune.”

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