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Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Wish You Were Here, a tribute show celebrating the career of British classic rock band Pink Floyd, will have one performance on February 17 at the Hexagon Theatre 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’ve called in some distinguished friends to lend a hand. The show has played to sold-out performances in Durban, Richards Bay and Ramsgate.

Templar Funk is a three-piece rock band, consisting of Neil Ford (bass) with Steven Squier and Ross Tapson on guitar/vocals). They form the core of the lineup that will be doing the show, which includes Dulcie Erasmus (keyboards/vocals); Grant Halliday (drums) 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 explores 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.

Wish You Were Here takes place at 19h00 for 19h30 on February 17 at the Hexagon Theatre on the University of KwaZulu-Natal Pietermaritzburg campus. Tickets R120. These are picnic evenings so patrons can take their own food, but no drinks, as there is a cash bar.

Tables seat 10, but bookings can be for less. Bookings: email