The band was formed in the summer of 2005 as a result of their desire to not only play but perform the music of Pink Floyd with the same sense of adventure and experimentalism that made the band so unique in the Sixties and Seventies. From the outset their concept has been to capture both the spirit and the tonality of the music without being afraid to add to or adapt the originals to provide that genuine 'live' feel. Darkside utilise a vast array of lighting, laser and pyrotechnic effects that form the basis of their stage show. A performance inspired by the shows that made Pink Floyd famous from their debut in the late 1960s, throughout the Seventies and into the 1980s with the blockbusting tours of 'The Wall'. Light projections and moving images complement the band's act and are provided by a dedicated team of sound and lighting engineers that accompany the group, their behind-the-scenes role being an essential part of each gig. Catering the set list of each night's show to each individual venue or theatre, Darkside cover the Floyd's immense back catalogue of records almost to its entirety. Playing tracks from what is affectionately referred to as the 'Barrett Era' with hits like 'Arnold Layne' and 'See Emily Play' all the way to the later Roger Waters driven albums of 'Animals' and 'The Wall' and beyond to 'A Momentary Lapse of Reason' and 'The Division Bell'