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‘Dark Side of the Moon’ live

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Melksham’s Moles Brewery is getting in on the act at the upcoming Dark Side of the Moon show at Melksham Assembly Hall on Saturday 7th November.  

The local company, as a sponsor, will be re-branding one of their best known ales for the event as “The Dark Side of the Mole!” They say that “this well balanced copper ale is sure to Eclipse those in its class and, pound for pint, it will definitely be worth the Money!”

Other sponsors include Melksham firms Sign Marketing and Co-operative Funeralcare; and Bristol company Metropolis Security, all of whom are supporting this special fundraiser for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

“The stunning Pink Floyd classic is to be performed live in a show of classic rock music,” said show organiser Tom Sangster.  “The album, an all-time great, will be included in a performance by Devizes-based band Purple Fish who have built a fine reputation for their interpretations of rock classics, and besides ‘Dark Side’ their show will include some other great Floyd songs.

“The evening will kick off with a first half set of top tracks covering artists such as AC/DC, Tina Turner, ZZ Top, Toto, Huey Lewis, Robert Palmer and many others.  The second set will see a performance of the whole of Dark Side of the Moon complete with five-piece band, superb backing singers and sax player, amazing sound, projection and lighting.”

The album, released in 1973, became iconic and is frequently listed as one of the greatest albums ever released.  Staggeringly, it remained for 741 weeks in the Billboard Charts between 1973 and 1988.  Tracks include “Money”, “Breathe”, “Time”, “Us and Them” and the classic “Great Gig in The Sky”.

Tickets are still available at £15, from Melksham Assembly Hall, Melksham Tourist Information Centre and online (plus booking fee) from www.ticketsource.co.uk/melkshammusicfestival

Subject to availability tickets will also be on sale at the door on the night.

Doors open at 7.30pm and the show will start at approx 8.30pm which gives some time for people to get to the venue if coming from fireworks!