WALLASEY-based band Vesbim bring their renowned celebration of Pink Floyd's seminal 1979 album The Wall to the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton this Saturday and Sunday night, writes Chris High.

The band - which features Jade Tremarco - formed in 2007, but music was not the focus point back then although The Floral still took centre stage.

Its founder member Alan Veste said: "Vesbim started 8 years ago when myself and Phil Bimpson met after I put an advert in the paper looking for people to get involved with a play I was putting on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

"This show has been on tour throughout the country and has been received really well with all audiences and every event has been memorable just for the audience reaction.

"We are really looking forward to playing The Wall at The Floral because we love it here. And it’s our home town gig as well, which makes it even more special. It’s a spectacular show with brilliant musicians, lights and sound and all for a reasonable price. 

Pink Floyd last played together live on July 2, 2005 as a much anticipated part of Live 8.

Although David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Rick Wright had toured various shows through the late 80s and 90s, these were without Roger Waters, who is the main orchestrator of The Wall and who has toured various productions of the show, solo.

Sadly, the Pink Floyd experience live has passed Alan Veste by.

He said: "I haven't seen Pink Floyd live, but I did see Roger Waters do The Wall last year and it was just amazing; I wish we had his budget, as we do everything on a shoestring yet still produce great results.

"Some of the band have seen Pink Floyd and I think their music reaches something inside you.

"This is an album I can relate too in many ways. It struck a core from when I first heard it, and I’ve always said I would like to put it on stage one day.

"It is Roger Waters' lyrics that resonate and the track I always look forward to hearing our band play is Another Brick in the Wall: Part One.

"That said though, my favourite outright Pink Floyd track changes every day, but my favourite Floyd related track is definitely Every Strangers Eyes by Roger Waters. It is just a work of art."

There are 10 musicians on stage for The Wall, a whole raft of special effects and a mass of moving images which all need to be co-ordinated to fit the music.

The logistics of putting the three-hour-long show together seem, to say the least, somewhat daunting, but it is a challenge Vesbim relish.

Alan said: "It is quite difficult to put together. We have moving images projected on screen, sound effects, lasers and a brilliant light show.

"And don't forget every note is played and every song is performed live; the musicians were in rehearsal for 12 months before we set foot on stage but preparing for the show is one of the pleasures.

"Organising everyone to do their job at the right time and put in 100% is very hard work but the team are dedicated. We have a team chat 10 minutes before each show to fire everyone up.”

It should be quite a night.

Vesbim Presen: Pink Floyd's The Wall – Live is at the Floral Pavilion this Friday and Saturday, 7 and 8 at 7pm. 

Tickets are from the box office at www.floralpavilion.com or 666 0000. 

More details from www.vesbimfloyd.com