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A special event celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, performed by acclaimed singer/guitarist James Hollingsworth, also featuring some of his own songs, has been wowing audiences throughout the UK. In an all-live uniquely solo show James uses modern Looping technology with real instruments - live percussion, voice, harmonica and guitar effects - to build complex arrangements in real time. No pre-recorded backing tracks are used.

This show is a must for all lovers of live music whether you're a fan of Pink Floyd or not!

Contact James to book him for your event (check for availability) or see below for future events.



"ace guitarist James Hollingsworth's solo Pink Floyd evening last year was incredible! Prepare to be entertained! A Marvel!" - Rose and Crown, Charlbury

"Impressive Singer/songwriter with the, at first, hidden twist of the sound effects that James adds as he goes along. What??? A must see act!" - www.wunderbar.co.uk

"guitar wizard" - 5 Best gigs - The Independent

"Fascinating one man band James Hollingsworth conjures some wonderful soundscapes with guitar effects and loops to create colour and build the suspense." - Somerset Guardian

"if you want to see someone who really knows how to use a 'looper' check this man out... EPIC!!" - www.songdiner.co.uk

"Wish you were Here"

live at The Rose and Crown pub


"Shine On you Crazy Diamond"

live at The Rose and Crown pub


live loop, no overdubs

"One of These Days/A Pillow of Winds"
live at Tollgate Burns Night

"Run Like Hell"

live loop, no overdubs

Pink Floyd Night History

James has been playing Wish You Were Here and Fearless from Pink Floyd's Meddle album for donkeys' years, in fact they were among the very few covers that he had in his early repertoire. As years went by
James  began to focus on learning more covers to help engage his new audiences, and turned to classics like Breathe, from Dark Side of the Moon, often segueing this with Nothing Else Matters (Metallica), and then after gradually adding Time and Great Gig in the Sky, he found himself halfway through the whole album.

A slew of gigs at The Prince of Wales, Shrivenham led to hosts Mike and Jane urging James to learn the remaining songs of Dark Side of the Moon for what was intended to be a one-off event at their pub on 15 May 2009, which, in addition to all of "Dark Side...", this first 'Floyd Night' also included Wish You Were Here (of course), Fearless, A Pillow of Winds, One of these Days as well as some of James' own songs. It was a well-attended and superbly rocking night.

So, mightily encouraged by the great success of this event, James gradually expanded his repertoire of Pink Floyd songs, played a bunch more 'Floyd Nights' and with his investment into Live Looping with a Boomerang III Phrase Sampler in 2011 he was able to make full use of his trusty Korg multi-effects pedals to augment his interpretation of Dark Side..., and even attempt the epic Echoes, which remains a staple of James' Pink Floyd Night show to this day.

In 2017 James added more songs, upgraded his Korg multi-effects, added the Boomerang Side-Car to make full use of his Looper, and expanded his sound canvas to include stick and mallet struck percussion.

Email James or give him a call to book him for your event - see the contact page.

Pink Floyd Nights have also been performed at the following venues:
The Palladium Club, Bideford; The Hare and Hounds, Worthing; The Crown and Sceptre, Stroud; The White Hart, Atworth; The Den, Bath; The Tavern Inn, Kemble; Ye Olde Jolly Sailor, Teignmouth; The Golden Fleece, Stroud; The Severn View, Lydney; Driftwood Spars, St Agnes (with live VJ projections from Jonathan Hayter of Figure of Speech (see also Rama); Bar Se7en, Swanage; The Valiant Sailor, Capel; The Merchants Inn, Rugby; The Bowling Green, Hereford; The Royal George, Lyonshall; The Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon; The Green Dragon, West Lavington; The Kings Head, Holmbury St Mary, The Crossbar, Exeter (with several gigs at most of these venues to date).

Pink Floyd Night Song List

Astronomy Domine
Lucifer Sam

Meddle (full album)
One of these Days
A Pillow of Winds
San Tropez

Dark Side of the Moon (full album)
Speak to Me
On the Run
Great Gig in the Sky
Us and Them
Any Colour you Like
Brain Damage

Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Have a Cigar
Wish You Were Here

Comfortably Numb
Run Like Hell

On the Turning away
Coming back to Life


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