Liverpool, UK, January 20, 2022 — Brit Floyd, billed as “the World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” returned to the road this summer following a yearlong hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic with a string of U.S. dates beginning at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The UK-based band has been touring the world since 2011, performing selections from Pink Floyd’s The Wall, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Division Bell and Meddle, using a Solid State Logic L200 digital mixing console at front-of-house.
“It’s the best console I’ve ever heard; there’s no two ways about it,” says Gareth Darlington, the band’s longtime sound designer and FOH engineer. “It has a big, fat, wide, pleasant sound with lots of separation.” Darlington has been with the band full time since 2011 but started his live sound career in 1998 when he joined his brother, Damian, Brit Floyd’s musical director, guitarist and vocalist, on the road with a previous Pink Floyd tribute band.
“I got the L200 because I wanted more faders. I’m a musician, and mixing is like playing an instrument,” says Darlington, who also performs with Damian, their sister, Johanna, and others in a side project, Acoustic Unlimited. “I’m not afraid to use a lot of EQ and shape everything, so I want to get my hands on everything. It’s very organic.”