October 16th – The Tulsa Theater, Tulsa Oklahoma:
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets is currently on the road doing the ‘Echoe’s Tour’. Nick Mason was the drummer and a founding member for the legendary band Pink Floyd.
They are playing what’s billed as ‘deep cuts’ from the Pink Floyd albums prior to ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’. I can personally say that to me these weren’t deep cuts but were songs that I regularly listened to in my youth. The show was nothing short of magical. The set list was absolutely amazing. From the opening thundering bass of ‘One of These Days’ the whole night was phenomenal. Some of my favorite moments are when they played ‘Fearless’ which has always been one of my favorites. ‘Remember a Day’, ‘See Emily Play’, ‘Arnold Layne’, ‘Saucerful of Secrets’ and ‘Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun’ were also highlights for me.
With Nick Mason on drums the band is made up of stellar musicians with Guy Pratt on bass, Lee Harris on guitars, Dom Beken on keyboards and Gary Kemp on vocals and guitar who that night celebrated his birthday and when a cake was brought out the crowd sang a rousing version ‘Happy Birthday’ to him. What they do as a band is remarkable. The crispness to the songs and emotion they bring to the stage is second to none.
It was a great show and I left extremely satisfied as I was reminded of my younger days. If only life was as simple as it was back then. At least we have this awesome music to bring us back there even if it’s only for a couple of hours.