Fractured genius Syd Barrett was at the epicenter of swinging London. The original leader of Pink Floyd flew headlong into a technicolour maelstrom from which he never really returned. Oh, but the music he left behind!! From the English whimsy of The Scarecrow to the cosmic clang of Interstellar Overdrive, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is one of the great psychedelic albums of the era.
Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Apples and Oranges and the great lost classic Vegetable Man are singles full of playful inventiveness. Recorded at Abbey with Beatles engineer Norman Smith, Pink Floyd captured the zeitgeist of the times perfectly.
Davey Lane presents in concert not only the kaleidoscopic grandeur of Pink Floyd’s early work but highlights from the spartan charm of Syd’s solo albums.
Join the Effervescing Elephants (Davey Lane - Guitar/Vox, Rusty Hopkinson (You Am I) - Drums, Dan Mansfield (The Gin Club) – Keyboards, Ashley Naylor (Even) and very special guest Robyn Hitchcock (Guitar/ Vox) to delight in the quirky, often cinematic, yet sometimes guileless works of this charismatic, high priest of the psychedelic age, Syd Barrett.