The Band

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B Rocca_

vocals & guitar

 

A performing artist for most of his life, Raphael, has pursued theater and voice since childhood. After moving to NC from Alaska, he discovered acoustic guitar and his passion for creation and composition. He released his debut album, "The Guise of Another," as lead vocalist and principal songwriter of the alternative rock ensemble, Men on Earth in 2012. Raphael continues to compose and perform in numerous original and tribute projects, almost always as lead vocalist. In 2016, he joined the alternative quintet, Strange Avenues, leading to regional success and his second studio release, "The Great Blue and Wide”. Raphael currently writes and performs with this and other local projects. He is an enthusiastic new member of Floyd Philharmonic, and considers the music of Pink Floyd as an inspiration for his personal career as a rock vocalist in the southeastern United States.

David Bradley_

vocals & bass

 

David is a Weaverville native who now resides in Mars Hill. David has been playing bass for the better part of four decades in and around Asheville and Western North Carolina with occasional forays up and down the East Coast. He has recorded various CDs including one with Bill Altman in the Crystal Zoo. A contractor by day, David enjoys travel, and spending quality time with his wife Jennifer and children Alyssa, Morgan and Liam, all of whom have seen former Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters perform some of the hits from our show live! The show is a dream come true for David.

Bill Altman_

Lead guitar

 

Bill is a well-known and well-travelled guitar player as well as a Hendersonville native. With over 30 years experience, he has played in rock, blues, and alternative bands, including the Crystal Zoo, Crocodile Smile, and his current blues "groosion" trio, Big Block Dodge. Bill makes regular appearances as musician and as music director at Flat Rock Playhouse, both on the mainstage and at the downtown theater, and has appeared in more "Music on the Rock" concerts that any other musician. In addition to electric and acoustic guitar, he plays the dobro, mandolin, electric bass, banjo, lap steel, and pedal steel. Mark Fullington, in an article for The Indie File, wrote "the guitar of Bill Altman has a broad sonic palette that includes ominous chords, tormented rapid-fire leads that range in mood from mega-blues to sci-fi in a perfectly executed display of how much power and emotion a guitar can generate."

David Cohen_

percussion & Sound Engineer

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Originally from Brooklyn, New York, David can be found regularly playing blues and rock at festivals, corporate events, and other venues up and down the east coast. A avid drummer by night, with his popular band “Daddy Rabbit”, he is also the proprietor and sound engineer at Crushed Leaf Studios, a recording and rehearsal space in Pisgah Forest, NC. Some of his favorite musical influences include the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, and of course, Pink Floyd.  Floyd Philharmonic was initiated through a collaboration several years ago between David and Bill. He is proud to see this project grow into its current form.

Brad Curtioff_

Keyboards

 

Brad has been delighting audiences since the age of seven. As a child, he studied at Peabody Preparatory before earning a degree in piano performance from West Virginia University. Mr. Curtioff currently serves as the Music Director for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and faculty accompanist at Mars Hill University, and has also worked with the Summer Artist Training Program at the Asheville Lyric Opera. He is no stranger to the theater as he has performed as the Musical Director and/or pianist for a wide variety of productions with Asheville Community Theatre, Parkway Playhouse, and SART, as well as working with Asheville’s own show choir, Vocal Blast. Mr. Curtioff is also active as a blues and soul keyboardist, providing piano and Hammond organ grooves with local bands Citizen Mojo, and Andy Buckner and the Southern Soul Campaign. He resides in Walnut, NC with his lovely wife and daughter.

Wes Parker_

Saxophone

 

Wes studied music with a jazz emphasis at Brevard College. He spent time playing on cruise ships in the Caribbean, covering a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, R & B, and funk. Wes later traveled to the Middle East, where he taught saxophone and clarinet for two years at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. Upon returning to the States, he has enjoyed playing at the Flat Rock Playhouse in various Main Stage and Music on the Rock shows, as well as teaching and playing locally in and around his home base of Brevard, North Carolina.

Karen Connor_

Vocals & Guitar

 

Karen, a WNC native, studied Acting and Directing at UNC-Asheville and later received her Master's Degree in Social Work from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has performed in a variety of musical performances to include musical theatre, and with many local bands in the area for the past 30 years to include Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, Pop, Funk, and Rock & Roll. Karen was also a member of Asheville's first all female band, Crimes of Fashion, one of Asheville's favorite rhythm & blues band. A Lot of fun that was! Currently, she is the singer with the Buddy K Big Band, a traditional 18-piece big band playing classic swing & jazz. She also enjoys studio work and back-up singing in various projects.  Karen resides in Asheville and works as a program manager in psychiatry at Mission Hospital.

rebecca O'Quinn_

Vocals & Audio FX

 

Rebecca is a dancer, choreographer, instructor and musician in the Asheville area. After many years of touring as a dancer and singer, she came to Asheville, NC in 2012 and has worked here as a local artist and instructor ever since. She works in the local area dance studios and school systems as well as Mars Hill University and Warren Wilson College. She works with several different music projects including her own locally based band, Rebecca and the Reckoning, and is pursuing a graduate degree in mental health counseling! She is so beyond grateful to get to work with this Pink Floyd crowd!!