For the past decade, Victoria-based guitarist Josh Szczepanowski and his band Pigs have been recreating the repertoire of progressive rock giants Pink Floyd.
As his father’s favourite band, Pink Floyd was always in the background while Szczepanowski was growing up, but it wasn’t until he was in his 20s that he really started paying attention to the group. He said the band’s music is universal.
“A lot of Pink Floyd songs to me seem to be talking about the fears of modern life and they’re the things that we all struggle with and worry about,” Szczepanowski said.
On Saturday, Sept. 15 Pigs launches its Canadian fall tour at the Port Theatre. That day marks 10 years since the death of Pink Floyd keyboardist Richard Wright. Szczepanowski said Pigs will play some keyboard-heavy tunes as tribute.
The show will also include a performance of Pink Floyd’s 1973 magnum opus, Dark Side of the Moon, in its entirety in recognition of the record’s 45th anniversary.
WHAT’S ON … Pigs performs at the Port Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $35 to $45, available at the box office or online.