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Monday, August 21, 2017


Durban musicians are to stage a tribute show celebrating the career of British classic rock band Pink Floyd.

Titled In The Flesh, there will be performances at the Norwegian Hall in Musgrave and a further performance at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg.

Pink Floyd’s music, apart from one or two well-worn standards, is too complex and diverse to be easily recreated in a local context, so to set out to do so is quite audacious. Durban band Templar Funk are building a reputation for audacity. Nonetheless, in this case they’re calling in some distinguished friends to lend a hand.

Templar Funk is a three-piece rock band, consisting of Neil Ford, Steven Squier and Ross Tapson. They form the core of the line-up doing the show, which is: Dulcie Erasmus (keyboards/vocals); Neil Ford (bass); Grant Halliday (drums); Steven Squier (guitar/vocals); Ross Tapson (guitar/vocals) and Martin Sigamoney (saxophone).

All of these veteran musicians live and work in Durban, and individually and collectively enjoy the respect and affection of audiences and peers alike.

The show will explore aspects of the Pink Floyd repertoire that haven’t been extensively covered, even by Pink Floyd themselves, so fans can expect to hear well-loved classics that they may never have heard performed live before. The albums Wish You Were Here and Momentary Lapse of Reason inform the particular highlights of the evening.

Three performances of this show are scheduled so far:

August 25 and 26: Norwegian Hall, 214 St Thomas Road, Musgrave, Durban
September 1: The Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Alan Paton Ave, Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg

Tickets can be booked at through 081 755 9479, 076 536 9658 or