THE BAND

The Floyd Concept pays tribute to one of the most iconic progressive rock bands of all time - Pink Floyd.

 

During their two hour show,  fans will hear plenty of hits including Money, Wish You Were Here and Another Brick in the Wall

plus selected album cuts such as Shine On You Crazy Diamond , Pigs, and On The Turning Away.

The show consists of a spectacular stage production that duplicates the sight and sound of a "live" Pink Floyd performance.

Tony Aversa

GUITAR / VOCALS

Tony Aversa is a songwriter, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and international recording artist with deep roots in the Buffalo music scene. Distinguished as having led the groups Kama Sutra, Salt Peter, Fold In Half Cat, and Tiger Chung Lee, he has had his music distributed worldwide. Tony has shared the stage with The Guess Who, Grand Funk Railroad, Parliament Funkadelic, Blue Oyster Cult, and Derek Trucks to name a few.

Primarily a guitarist, Tony is a student of the blues and has enjoyed a decades long love affair with the music of Pink Floyd.

Tom Bender

LEAD VOCALS / GUITAR

Tom Bender is an award winning vocalist/guitarist/entertainer with over 40 years of experience. He has toured in the U.S. and abroad with vocal groups and fronted several different style bands. His background includes many different avenues of music performance that have all featured his vocal abilities. Tom became a full-time entertainer in 2013 and shows his versatility while performing his solo show that has been voted best in the Western New York area several times in recent years. He has been a fan of Progressive Rock since 1977 and the passionate guitar style of David Gilmour has always been a favorite. “Performing with The Floyd Concept is probably my favorite thing to do right now because I can just get up there and pour my heart out doing music that I love!”

Dan Bird

DRUMS / PERCUSSION / VOCALS

Dan's musical career began when he received his first drumset for Christmas at the age of seven. He began taking lessons at the age of thirteen and has studied with jazz great Kenny Wagner and rock legend Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge. He has performed in some of the area's best bands including Brymstone and Seventh Sign. In addition, Dan is versed in the art of Scottish pipe band music and has performed with the legendary Irish recording artist Noel Henry. Dan was recently nominated for The 2018 Night Life Music Awards in the "Best Rock Drummer" category.

Mike Digaetano

KEYBOARDS

Mike Digaetano's career spans two continents. "Mr. Diggs" as he is better known, has performed in the United States as well as Europe. While touring in Germany Mike won a "Star Search" competition. Diggs' influences include Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) Tony Banks (Genesis) Geoffrey Downes (Asia/Yes) Elton John, Ray Charles, and Keith Emerson. In addition to playing with The Floyd Concept, he also performs with The Untouchables, a Blues Brothers tribute. Mike was recently nominated for The 2018 Night Life Music Awards in the "Best Rock Keyboardist" category. 

Jack Prybylski

MUSIC DIRECTOR / SAXOPHONES / KEYBOARDS / PERCUSSION / VOCALS

Playing the saxophone since he was seven, Grammy-nominated saxophonist Jack Prybylski is a Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductee, and a 12-time Buffalo Music Awards "Best Saxophonist" recipient. Jack's three solo CD's received International airplay, and produced chart-topping singles. In addition to being the band's music director and performing on saxophone, Jack also plays keyboards and percussion for The Floyd Concept.

Bryan Staddon

GUITAR / VOCALS

Bryan has had the good fortune to have seen every Pink Floyd tour of our hemisphere since Dark Side of the Moon. Originally from WNY Bryan left town in 1975 and returned in 1992. No one is really sure or can reach a consensus about those 17 years, the stories are legion but Bryan’s not talking. Since returning to WNY Bryan  is known Primarily for  playing in Planet 9 and also The Maniacs. He also plays Pedal Steel Guitar for any Cowboys that will pay him.dd Description here

Paul Yates

BASS

Equally proficient on acoustic and electric bass, Paul's numerous performances have included both studio and live dates over the past 10 years. In 2009 he toured with rock and soul artist Fred Shafer performing throughout the United States as well as a MWR tour to Southeast Asia, that included performances in Beijing, China as well as numerous venues around South Korea.  He also performed in Europe having toured with guitarist Tommy Z in Denmark.

Paul has shared the stage with a wide variety of artists including John Michael Montgomery, Julianne Hough, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Johnny Winter, Kansas, Journey, and  Yngwie Malmsteen among others. In addition to performing with The Floyd Concept,  Paul also performs with the Big City Horns and Steve Balesteri & The Uptown Sound.  He also is active in musical theater, performing in various pit orchestras for numerous local theater groups. Paul is a three-time recipient of the Buffalo Nightlife Music Awards for Best Blues Bassist.

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