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Issue Date: June 2008


Wish You Were Here

July 26 |Time Warner Cable Amphitheater

Jim Vickers
Stop pining away for a Pink Floyd reunion. Even if famously absent Floyd frontman Roger Waters decided to call a truce with his former bandmates and charge us all $150 a ticket for a colossal stadium tour, we’re still not sure the venerable rock icons would be much more impressive than what Wish You Were Here has been pulling off for the past decade at a fraction of the price — vibrant re-creations of the Floyd live show.

This summer the band arrives here with a special performance of “The Wall,” Pink Floyd’s 1979 double-album tribute to isolation. (“Hey, teacher! Leave those kids alone!” ... Yeah, that rock radio staple. You know it.) Aside from the spot-on musicianship, Wish You Were Here’s performance of “The Wall” offers a visual feast that takes the production far beyond the realm of mere concert. It includes video projection, costumed characters and, yes, one enormous white brick wall that slowly builds between the band and the audience over the course of the evening.

To call it ambitious is an understatement. But Wish You Were Here bassist and vocalist Eroc Sosinski and his eight-piece ensemble has raised the concept of a tribute band to an art form. Having only performed “The Wall” nine times in four cities, buying a ticket guarantees you’re in for something special.
Comments:
Monday, July 14, 2008 8:30:27 PM by Sandra Bees-Marr
I saw WYWH perform the wall a couple of years ago. This is one terrific show with multi talented musicians & vocalists. If there is any way you can see them do this show you will never forget it. Eroc & the entire group are incredible. This is a must see show!!!!
Sunday, December 20, 2009 9:04:27 PM by Robert A. Rhodes
It don't get any better than this!
Sunday, May 02, 2010 2:40:22 PM by stephkamp
I had the privilege of seeing WYWH last night at the House of Blues-Cleveland. One word AMAZING!!! What a show!!! Unbelievable and unforgettable!
Monday, May 31, 2010 10:28:49 AM by tracy blatnica
I lived in cleveland for most of my life, I saw pink floyd two times in my life. one time in 87 and one time in 94. I saw WYWH four times over the years, the first time in the metro park, the other three in the flats. And let me tell you they are a good band, In my opinion they are just as good as pink floyd! I wish they would play in the DC area!!
Sunday, August 08, 2010 6:48:21 PM by Anonymous
i have seen wish you where here and the wall they are so cool they rock infact im going next saterday to see them do wish you where here agian they put on one great show the whole band puts there hart and soul out into the nite

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