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 New Psych Rock Night show premieres this Friday 25 March at CICCIC in Taunton! - click here for details

It all began with Pink Floyd Night
, a special occasional event celebrating the music of Pink Floyd, performed by singer/guitarist James Hollingsworth, also featuring some of his own songs, which has been wowing audiences throughout the UK since 2010. James has also performed one-off Tim Buckley and Blues events.

And now there's also Psych-Rock Night! - It's Live but it's Loops, but it's Prog but it's Psych-Folk - but it's Rock!!  It's classics and originals from singer/guitarist James Hollingsworth, including the music of, quite possibly: Jimi Hendrix, Yes, Genesis, Tori Amos, Jeff Buckley, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Hawkwind, Gong, Marillion, Steve Hillage, David Bowie; The Doors; Jethro Tull; Roy Harper and who knows what else?!?

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 (at least not so far).

"This show is a must for all lovers of live music - whether you're a fan of Pink Floyd or not!" ~ Foxy Music, Bath UK.



UPCOMING GIGS




QUOTES


"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







Echoes - on Youtube








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 90's 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 when many beers sunk progressively into the past tense.

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', until 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 has remained a staple of James' Pink Floyd Night show.

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 live sound canvas to include stick and mallet struck percussion.


Pink Floyd Nights
have also been performed at the following venues, with many repeat bookings by popular demand):

CICCIC, Taunton; Widcombe Social Club, Bath; The Palladium Club, Bideford;
The Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon; The Hare and Hounds, Worthing; The Crown and Sceptre, Stroud; The Merchants Inn, Rugby; The Kings Head, Holmbury St Mary; The Prince of Wales, Shrivenham; 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 Bowling Green, Hereford; The Royal George, Lyonshall; The Green Dragon, West Lavington; The Crossbar, Exeter.




Pink Floyd Night Song List

Bike
Astronomy Domine
Lucifer Sam
(also Octopus by Syd Barrett ~ RIP)

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

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

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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LIVE TESTIMONIALS

"guitar wizard" - 5 Best gigs - The Independent

"Wonderful" - Bath Comedy Festival

"has to be seen..... and heard to be believed" – www.wunderbar.co.uk

"one of the weekend’s highlights." - Andy Read – Winters End Festival

"A popular visit, James' original tunes never fail to impress." - North Devon Gazette

"a true talent, refreshingly inventive and accessible." - The Queen's Head, Monmouth

"a real gem" - Monmouthshire Music

"rich vocals, excellent guitar and great humour" – Get Ready to Rock

"powerful lyrics, haunting melodies and refreshing onstage chat" - TSMRadio.net

"extraordinary vocal, genius guitar player, a consummate performer” - Seend Acoustic

“guitar maestro” - Ragged Trousered Folk, Hastings

"incredibly talented as a vocalist and guitarist." - www.newbristoljazz.co.uk

"amazing voice and a superb songwriter, guitarist and performer." - CICCIC, Taunton

"Guitar-Shaman & Sublime Songsmith" - Garden of Awen

“Amazing” - Visual Radio Arts



ALBUM REVIEWS

"I think you will love this CD from what must be one of the best song writers in the country."
- Bristol Rocks

"Honest, down to earth meaningful lyrics. The world needs more music like this."
- Folk Blues and Beyond

“a blissfully original sound." - Lemonrock

“If it wasn’t for the excellent production I’d believe that these tracks were recorded on a portable tape in a mountain forest in a single afternoon”- Dave Urwin, Live Music Scene

“a master of inflection, a major vocal+songwriting talent combination” - Van Casey

“James Hollingsworth is UNIQUE and dare I go out on a limb, I don't think he has an equal”
- Eden of Albuquerque

“Hollingsworth paints canvas with his songs, there is something almost visual about them”
- FATEA Records

“Powerful performances, distinctive songwriting, a prog-rock sensibility pared down to the acoustic... and perfect production. Brilliant!"

"He's an excellent and frenetic fingerpicker reminiscent of John Fahey." - Acoustic Music.

“His live vocals are better than many artists' studio vocals." - www.rambles.net

The only comparison I can readily make, is to the voice of Tim Buckley, and this is something I do not suggest glibly." - Woven Wheat Whispers







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