Tagged: Guy Pratt

Night Eight: London

Well, the opening night at the Royal Albert Hall seems to have been a happy one, with special guests David Crosby and Graham Nash not only adding their beautiful voices to ‘A Boat Lies Waiting’, but also ‘On an Island’ and ‘Comfortably Numb’ (you lucky so-and-so’s). There were pretty lasers, too.

It’s also good to hear that there was a lot of love for young João Mello, making his debut on the saxophone.

If you’re making your way to Kensington for this evening’s entertainment, hoping for a repeat performance, have a safe trip and a splendid time. Please do tell us all about the bits you liked best when you get home.

If you need a fix before then, there’s this rather nice video of the band performing ‘Today’, shot at the Brighton Centre and directed by Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell, featuring plenty of enthusiastic fans. Are you one of them? (Select ‘Today (Official Music Video)’ at the top of the list). Hope you like it.

There’s still time to send us your questions for Guy, by the way.

And if you missed David’s statement over on the Latest News page earlier, because you’ve been so very generous already, there’s been a change made to his Migrant Offshore Aid Station fundraising target…

What an incredible week it’s been. Thank you everyone who has given to the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS). Your donations, large and small, will make all the difference. We initially began with the aim of raising £5,300. This would have been enough to fund MOAS’s refugee-saving mission in the Mediterranean for a day. So far you have raised £17,018 – more than three times that amount! Can we keep going? It would cost £21,200 to fund MOAS for four days.

— David Gilmour