Anthony Aversa: Guitar, lead vocals
Alfonso Bax: keyboards, lead vocals ,sound affects
Michael Diggs: keyboards ,sound affects
Tim Toole: Guitar, vocals
Bryan Owczarzak: Bass
Chris Collesano: Percussion
Samantha Hoy: vocals
Anthony is an international recording artist whose music has been used in radio and television across the globe. He started playing guitar in 1980, eventually playing through an infatuation with Van Halen and settling into a love for the study of the blues. The release of Pink Floyd, The Wall in 1982 was a huge influence on him, both musically and otherwise.
In 1990 he created the label Love Canal Entertainment which he used as a vehicle to distribute his own music in conjunction with B&3 Records in Berlin, Tuff Records in LA and Blue Duck Records in Pennsylvania. Past bands include Kama Sutra, Salt Peter, Fold in Half Cat, Automaton and Tiger Chung Lee. He’s shared the stage with such artists as Parliament Funkadelic, Blue Oyster Cult, Grand Funk Railroad and Derek Trucks to name a few.
As he and Gilmore share many of the same musical influences as well as an affinity for the more inventive side of songwriting, it was a natural labor of love, working towards presenting some of the greatest rock music ever created. Pink Floyd!
Co-founder of The Floyd Concept
1987-89 played in Germany with bands MOX NIX, Code Blue
1988 Won first place award in star search while Stationed in Germany.
2005 - 2010 Started the band Rock n Soul 2010 -2012 keyboardist for Hey You (Pink Floyd tribute) Nominated for best rock keyboardist Buffalo music awards 2011, 2012.
2012 -2019 Played with The Untouchables (Blues Brothers).
2016 - present Co-founder of The Floyd Concept, Nominated for best Rock Keyboardist 2017, 2018, 2019 for the Buffalo Music Awards.
2022 - 2023 Keyboardist for the band Hot Daddy Rocks
Saw Pink Floyd live in 1989 in Frankfurt, Germany. (Delicate Sound of Thunder Tour)Became a huge fan of Pink Floyd
Biggest influences are Rick Wright, Tony Banks, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Elton John.
My rig set up is Kurzweil 2700,Korg Kronos, Hammond XK1C,Roland Ds76,
Honing his guitar skills and playing since 1981 (including formalized lessons), Tim is focused on being part of something delivering the fun, melodic, and emotionally dynamic experience so common to all great music shows. While open to all musical genres', his guitar and musical influences are based on post British Invasion blues guitarists (such as, especially, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and Lindsey Buckingham). He has been a lifelong fan of Pink Floyd and the melodies and tones of David Gilmour. Of particular influence are the albums of Animals, Wish You Were Here, Meddle, Obscured by Clouds, and of course, The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon. Tim's guitar rig consists of several Fender Stratocasters, Taylor 6 string 314 CE, Fender 12 String, various classic tube amps and modulation effects consistent with the classic Gilmore tone. He has played in various bands throughout his life, encompassing over 100 shows.
Began piano studies at the age of 10 (1981) at Villa Maria College.
• Studied piano and Sound Recording Technology at SUNY Fredonia for two
years. Graduated with degrees in Physics (SUNY Fredonia, 1994) and Electrical Engineering (University at Buffalo, 1998).
Has early professional experience recording music for local TV and radio commercials (United Way, Aunt Rosie's Loganberry, etc.) while in high school and college.
• Played keyboards and bass in several local jazz and progressive rock bands since the mid-1990's. Most recently, played with the Arizona-based Jethro Tull tribute project titled "Living With The Past".
• Influences range from Chick Corea and
Bill Evans to Led Zeppelin and TOOL. • Plays Dingwall and Strandberg basses
and Genzler amplification.
At an early age I was drawn to music. I started banging on anything that sounded cool to me. Age 12 got my first drum set. Age 15 bought my first electric guitar. I'm self taught on both instruments. My influences range from so many different genres. I've played in several bands through out the years, including AJR, Salt Peter and so on. I've done several side projects, many sessions and studio work plus solo stuff. I play Tama star classic drums along with a variety of snares and cymbals. I was turned on to pink Floyd at an early age, and been
a fan ever since.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Samantha Hoy grew up with a passion for singing and a flair for theatrics! In May, 2023 Samantha joined The Floyd Concept as their female backup vocalist, and solo singer of Great Gig in The Sky. By that time, Samantha had spent her life, participating in music on a more private scale. In 2015, she became the owner and operator of a local costume-character entertainment company, where she performed popular family-songs for audiences that ranged from small private gatherings to large-scale festivals. During that period, in 2017, Samantha joined the Buffalo Community School of Music where she took private vocal lessons, as well as a seat with the Buffalo Community Chorus, as a mezzo-soprano. By 2019, Samantha had closed her business to pursue career options that allowed her to travel and explore the country. With a professional background in event management, she set-off to travel America as a Promotional Tour Manager; driving state-to-state, promoting branded-products at conventions, concerts and festivals. Although being away from home was difficult, Samantha brought her music with her by always having her ukulele on-hand. While away, she maintained a creative outlet by uploading videos of her singing, and uploaded them onto her YouTube, Instagram and Facebook profiles. By 2020, her social media presence expanded on to TikTok, where she continued to upload song covers that she claimed: best captured her grit. "It was my cover of 'What's Up,' by 4 Non Blondes that got me in front of the Floyd guys. So no matter what, don't be afraid to put yourself out there. You never know when the right person will see it."