Pink Floyd Tribute
Fri Nov 1st 8pm
Asheville’s 9-Piece Ensemble Known For Its Spectacular Show
That Recreates English Psychedelic Rock Band’s Sound
The Floyd Philharmonic, a popular nine-piece Asheville-based Pink Floyd Tribute Band that features spectacular visual effects and projections throughout their song playlist, will play a concert at White Horse Black Mountain on Friday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are priced at $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event .
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The band combines faithful-to-the-recording performance with beautiful special effects topped off with smoke and 100% eye-safe faux lasers. Attention to detail in the music comes from the in-demand professionals at each position. From the ladies on back-ups to the sound effects and spoken lines from the albums, the Floyd Philharmonic is the ultimate experience.
Members of the band include Raphael Morales (vocals, guitar), David Bradley (vocals, bass), Bill Altman (lead guitar), David Cohen (percussion), Brad Curtioff (keyboards), Wes Parker (saxophone), Katie Cilluffo (vocals), Karen Connor (vocals, guitar) and Rebecca O'Quinn (vocals).
After moving to North Carolina from Alaska, Morales 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. In 2016, he joined the alternative quintet, Strange Avenues, leading to regional success and his second studio release, The Great Blue and Wide.
Bradley 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 and has recorded various CDs including one with Bill Altman in the Crystal Zoo.
Altman 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 trio, Big Block Dodge. In addition to electric and acoustic guitar, he plays the dobro, mandolin, electric bass, banjo, lap steel, and pedal steel.
Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., Cohen can be found regularly playing blues and rock at festivals, corporate events, and other venues up and down the East Coast. He is an avid drummer with his popular band Daddy Rabbit..
Curtioff currently serves as the music director for St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and faculty accompanist at Mars Hill University. He 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.
Parker has spent time playing on cruise ships in the Caribbean, covering a wide variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, R & B, and funk. Cilluffo, originally from Michigan, has sung everything from opera, jazz, bluegrass, musical theater, and pop with organizations such as Asheville Lyric Opera, Flat Rock Playhouse, Parkway Playhouse,
Connor, a Western North Carolina native 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. Currently, she is the singer with the Buddy K Big Band, a traditional 18-piece big band playing classic swing & jazz.
O'Quinn 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. She works with several music projects including her own band, Rebecca and the Reckoning.
White Horse Black Mountain (105 Montreat Rd.) is a 215-seat music and arts venue that has staged more than 2,500 concerts and other events during its 10-year history. It offers state- of-the-art sound, cabaret-style (table) seating, and bar/concession area that serves beer, wine, Kombucha, Shanti Elixers, soft drinks and snacks.