The Ultimate U.S. Pink Floyd Experience

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Bobbie Strowd

bobbie@floydatribute.com

Tel: 772-342-4536

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Tom Christopher - Music Director, Guitars, Vocals

Tom ‘s move to Manhattan at the age of 15 found him living on the floor of Blue Oyster Cults rehearsal studio in Manhattan. “ I learned all sorts of things”. Tom’s first audition in NY led to a spot touring with Dion and the Belmont’s and session man at the famous Bell Studio in Manhattan playing on contemporary hits. After a tour with the Left Banke  of" Walk Away Renee"  fame" he hit the London music scene as a guitar for hire touring with Jack Bruce of Cream and the top tier of London’s rock scene. It was at this time he met Roger Waters and fell in with the avant-garde conceptual artists of the scene playing art installations with up and coming takers like the Move and The Soft Machine. Known for zen like extended improvisation it was written that if Clapton was God Tom was Guru.   Tom was now thought to be one of America’s top guitarists. Rubbing shoulders with Ram Daas, Jack Nicholson, Swami Muktananda , Mary Quant, French film stars and courted by David Geffen , Tom instead signed with Ray Wilson's ACE  known for artsy acts. Ray paired Tom with Don Maclean of “American Pie” fame and a decade of music flowed. A move to Woodstock followed, joining the band “Orleans” supporting 3 major hits with “Still the One” well known: again living on the road. While touring with Judy Collins and recording with Livingston Taylor Tom recorded a solo album “ Blue Guitar” with friends John Sebastian of Lovin Spoonful, Robbie Dupree,  and John Hall lending their talents.  Blue Guitar was praised for its effortless songwriting and fine guitar receiving 4 stars from Rolling Stone. Tom’s obsessive interest in Indian music and study of the Sitar led to him joining Mohann Bhatt, George Harrison's friend and slide Guru, and the most famous Indian musician to the west. Playing Carnegie Hall (5 times) was great but this was Tom’s proudest moment of an artists life, so far. It is good to note, Tom is a futurist and eschews looking back or talking of the past.

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Jeff Scott Leone - Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals

Since the age of 5 when Jeff’s parents gave him his first drum set, Jeff has been performing, writing, recording and producing music. As a multi-Instrumentalist and singer, Jeff has performed in countless live music, theatre and studio projects in the USA, Asia and Europe, including theatre or touring productions of Jesus Christ Superstar, Pink Floyd’s the Wall, Oliver and 2 runs in the Who’s Tommy as the Pinball Wizard. As a songwriter, Jeff has published more than 40 songs for a variety of bands and record companies with 2 gold records awarded to the Warner Music artist Edda for “Fire and Rain”. Performing in ‘FLOYD a Tribute’ is a great fit for Jeff on vocals, piano, synthesizer, acoustic and electric guitar. Jeff’s an avid Pink Floyd fan and says; “Recreating this music for people who love it as much as we do is very rewarding.” Jeff currently writes, records and performs original music under the pseudonym “the Human Zoo” www.reverbnation.com/theHumanZoo

Tommy Strowd - Guitars

Guitarist with an extensive background in classic rock and blues genres. Born and raised in the Mississippi Delta, the historic home of traditional blues music. He has performed classic rock, pop, country and blues for nearly 50 years. He moved to south Florida in 1972 and has played local venues for almost four decades. Pink Floyd was a transformational band in the 1960’s and 70’s – their unique approach to musical recording and live performance established a standard for progressive rock music for the following generations of rock musicians. This project is a true challenge to re-create the sounds and emotion established throughout their illustrious careers – it is our tribute to them.

Roy Fantel - Drums

Roy's career as a drummer/percussionist began in New York and spans more than 25 years, including recording, touring, and live TV and radio broadcasts. He is a sought-after performer for original recording projects and has been featured with bands from New York to Florida, playing everything from rock to jazz, blues, soul, swing, indie and country. Career highlights include working on Broadway with Joan Rivers; developing the drum score and playing for the Off-Broadway show Theda Bara & the Frontier Rabbi; backing performers and groups as diverse as the Tokens, the Coasters, John Davidson, Tiny Tim, Leslie Uggams, Lee Roy Reams, Mike Burstyn, Lorenzo Lamas, Avery Sommers, John Lamb, and Johnny Contardo; rehearsing with Aretha Franklin’s band at the Saratoga Jazz Festival and performing as a percussionist with the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra. Roy regularly displays his versatility in a wide variety of musical styles, performing at theatres, concert halls and events such as South Florida’s annual Carbonell Awards ceremonies, the Classic Jazz Ensemble Concert Series at Lynn University and others. He also maintains a busy private teaching and recording studio.

Stan Bernstein - Keyboards

A native of Richmond Virginia Stanley began his musical career and made his first hit record at an early age of 17 and performing with various bands playing the organ. During this period he also performed as a drummer with several local bands, along with a considerable amount of studio work. During the mid to late seventies Stanley worked a stint in Las Vegas working with various show bands and  has performed across the Caribbean with show bands at exclusive showrooms such as the El San Juan hotel in Puerto Rico and Bermuda at the Princess hotel in Hamilton.

Stanley Bernstein has served double duty for Norwegian Cruise Lines as music director, band leader and keyboardist for one of Norwegian’s top entertainers. Stanley has performed with various groups throughout his career. He has entertained our troops for the Department Of Defense at a number of bases throughout the world. He has also performed with the Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach North Carolina and also The Charleston Music Hall specializing in keyboard orchestral accompaniment. He has not only subdued audiences at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York but he extended his talents by stretching out a bit by performing Latin country music at the 2009 Premios Estrella Music Awards in Miami Beach. Stanley now resides in Boca Raton Florida and continues performing with various entertainers and bands throughout Florida.

Dennis Freireich - Bass

Born in New York City, I remember listening to Ricky Nelson, Sam Cooke and others as a kid back in the 50's and a love for music was born. Began playing guitar at age 14 and bass guitar soon after. Played in many bands from NY to San Francisco and finally to Florida where I've been living and

playing for the last forty-two years. Favorite bassists Jaco Pastorius, Rocco Prestia from Tower of Power, Paul McCartney, Stanley Clark, Victor Wooten and Oteil.

Joe Tierney - Saxophone

Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Joe Tierney began playing music at a young age. He went on to study music and history at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire where he had the opportunity to learn from and perform with many world-renowned jazz musicians and educators. He graduated in 2012 and began his music career in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2015 he escaped the clutches of an eternal winter and relocated to the Treasure Coast of Florida to join the nationally-touring Alex Meixner Band.

Taking a step back from touring, Joe now performs mostly locally with a wide variety of artists in addition to a solo project that he began in 2018. Affectionately known by many as “Sweet Butter Joe,” he continues to ‘spread’ his smooth sax sounds to delighted audiences everywhere.

 

He is extremely excited for the opportunity to study, capture, and recreate the iconic, groundbreaking sounds of Pink Floyd with this excellent band!

Lucie Pierro - Lead and Backup Vocals

Lucie Pierro is thrilled to be a part of the Floyd Tribe, celebrating the music of Pink Floyd. She jumped into the profession of performance art at a young age and went on to earn her Bachelor of Music at the University of Miami. With a passion for the stage to share her love of music, she has over 20 years of professional experience in dance, vocals, song writing, radio and theater including the National Tour of Cats, Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, BBC Radio, South-Florida rock band, Lefty Lucie and many others. As a performer and voice coach, she also owns and operates Soultaco Studios, a live room music studio in Boca Raton, Florida.

Kayla Kuecha - Backup Vocals

Kayla Kuecha happened to stumble upon FLOYD A Tribute after an incredible production at Mizner Park last year. Being 17 years old at the time and feeling immensely inspired, she decided to audition for the show due to her long time love and admiration for Pink Floyd. She has dreamt of being a “Floyd lady” since she was a young kid, and is truly honored to be living it out with her incredibly talented peers. Starting out in musical theater and opera at the age of 7, and honing in on her true rock n roll essence, she has been trained vocally in a variety of genres. Now at 18, she is a Crohn’s Disease survivor with a passion for health and wellness, a 200 hour yoga teacher, and lead singer of her band 59 Shop.