Syd Barrett - Madcap's Last Laugh

With guests Kevin Ayers, The Bees, Vashti Bunyan, Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Chrissie Hynde, Captain Sensible, Sense of Sound + more tbc

10 May 2007 / 19:30
Hall


Tickets:
£15 / 20 / 25

 sold out


The spirit of Syd Barrett is invoked by an all-star line-up of music and lights. The many guests include Kevin Ayers, The Bees, Vashti Bunyan, Mike Heron, Robyn Hitchcock, Chrissie Hynde, Captain Sensible, Sense of Sound choir+ more tbc

The house band includes, Andy Bell on bass (Oasis), Simon Finley on drums (Echo & The Bunnymen), Ted Barnes on guitar (Beth Orton).

Syd Barrett was an eccentric genius and the founding member of Pink Floyd, and his creative legacy and quintessential English vocal delivery has proven remarkably influential.
An obscure figure whose life-long struggle with mental illness shortened his creative period in music to only 7 years, however during that short time such classics as Arnold Layne and See Emily Play and Floyds first album The Piper at The Gates of Dawn were all written and recorded. Recently David Bowie, Bobby Gillespie, Brian Eno and Jimmy Page have all paid personal tribute to the 'Crazy Diamond'.

Lighting Design by Peter Wynne Willson
Producers, Joe Boyd, Nick Laird-Clowes

Plus Rare film footage, and projections of Syd Barrett's paintings.

Produced by the Barbican










Media partner, Plan B magazine
Media partner, Plan B magazine






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