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PIGS flying through Pictou on their latest tour

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It will be a rocking night to remember for local Pink Floyd fans as PIGS, a touring tribute band, hit the stage with the whole nine yards of production, living up to the Pink Floyd name.

The show is scheduled for Nov. 9 at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. During a recent interview Josh Szczepanowski, frontman stepping into the shoes of David Gilmour of the famous band, shared that they are excited to make their way to the East Coast. Based out of British Colombia, Szczepanowski said that the ocean setting reminds the band a lot of home, with some cultural differences.

The band prides themselves in putting on a real rock and roll show, true to that of the real Pink Floyd band and what they would have performed.

“We’re performing the songs as they were really performed, we haven’t played anything that hasn’t actually been played on stage,” he said.

Szczepanowski said that the band came together after he had won tickets to see a Pink Floyd cover band and he shared that after feeling like the band was not that great he thought he would be able to do a better job.

“We play the songs like they wrote them and like the band would,” he said about their tribute show.

Although Szczepanowski may not have grown up listening to Pink Floyd he has grown to love the band and the music through playing their music and learning more about the band.

“Even playing (their music) for over a decade I find little subtleties,” he said. With many of the members playing a few different instruments and as much authentic gear as they can manage to use, the show at the de Coste will be one to remember.