A LEGENDARY Bury Pink Floyd tribute band are tearing down the wall one last time as they call it a day after almost a decade in the business.

Manc Floyd have announced they are putting their hammers down and finishing their stellar career on a high with two final shows at The Met on May 19 and 20.

Formed in 2009, the eight-piece outfit came together through a mutual love of the prog-rock band's iconic catalogue, and stars music figures from across the borough and UK — including Ben Pritchard who had previously performed with Mark E Smith's The Fall.

Mr Pritchard, the band's guitarist and lap steel player, said no one was happy about the band's dissolution but added it was the right time.

He said: "Everyone knows we have done everything we can with Pink Floyd music and I think everyone wants to move on to something more challenging.

"As a group we will probably work together, but we are putting Manc Floyd to bed."

Over their career Manc Floyd have gigged extensively across Manchester, including dates at Club Academy, as well as headlining Wales' Big Tribute Festival and selling out The Met five years in a row.

The band will now return to the Bury venue with their stunning show celebrating the best of Pink Floyd from The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and Meddle to Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall, alongside dazzling projections, lights and sound effects.

Mr Pritchard said:"These last gigs have got to be the best we have ever done so we get to leave a legacy and something for people to remember.

"When we announced these final gigs people got in touch who were there for the first and who are going to be there for the last.

"This is the last time we will ever play Pink Floyd. It's going to be a really great show."

Tickets are available at themet.org.uk/event/manc-floyd-10/ or on 0161 7612261.