House of Floyd

TicketsDoors open 7PM | Show starts at 8PM
General Admission: $25 Online | $30 Box Office and Phone

House of Floyd is San Francisco’s immersive Pink Floyd tribute band. Rather than simply replicating the iconic band’s recorded songs, House of Floyd focuses on the adventurous live arrangements and sonic explorations of their namesake.

Built around the jam-based interpretations and engulfing sound effects and visuals that made Pink Floyd’s live sets so popular, House of Floyd delivers serious musical magic: stellar musicians, the legendary films and tape effects, surround sound, atmospheric lighting, lasers, fog, and all that hypnotic Floyd.

Mark Showalter – Keyboards, Saxophone & Vocals
As legend would have it, Gregg Allman is credited with finding our young Mark and bringing him out of the wilds of the SF Bay Area music scene and onto the tour bus. After two years touring with Gregg Allman and Friends, the noticeably corrupted musician learned the ways of Pink Floyd and left the Blues world to launch House of Floyd. The rest is history!

Pat Potter – Guitar, Lap Steel & Vocals
The gravitas emanating from that black Strat is none other than Alameda’s own guitar extraordinaire, Pat Potter. It’s because of his talents on guitar, lap steel, and vocals that House of Floyd puts up with his endless jokes and puns. Pat is also a fabulous cook and world renowned expert on how to best cook gill-bearing aquatic vertebrates. Streaming live from his hotel hot plate, watch for him on the cooking channel.

Lou Portela – Bass & Vocals
He’s traveled the globe just to confirm that it is round; in one afternoon he taught Victor Wooten and Jaco Pastorious to play bass; Roger Water’s called him for song ideas; ghosts hang out with him just to feel alive; Sasquatch is jealous of his hairy physique; Camel Spiders in the Middle East fear him; Van Gogh went crazy trying to imitate his painting style; and aliens find him hard to believe. He is…”The Most Interesting Man In The World!”

Greg Studley – Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
Greg does everything with Knowledge!  Whether he’s, singing, soloing, tuning, or simply putting away his guitar, it’s always done with Knowledge. Greg selects every guitar sound or keyboard patch to achieve just the right Floyd sound with Knowledge. As a guitar instructor he teaches his students to play with Knowledge. Now every guitarist can succeed with Knowledge by getting his first book, a Guitarist’s Guide to Improvising With Knowledge. For a sneak preview check out various on-line videos at  Improvising With Knowledge.

Stewart Burr – Drums
Known for his great timing, Stewart joined House of Floyd just in time to sign on for the 2012 India Tour! Despite the fact that he’s a south paw, he can still play Floyd in the style of Nick Mason. In addition to teaching young musicians to play drums, Stewart has been seen roaming hotels late at night while banging a cracked cymbal. If you see him, don’t approach! Instead, report his location to House of Floyd.

Sheri Showalter – Vocals & Percussion
Despite the fact that Sheri thought Great Gig In The Sky sounded like a bunch of screaming when she first heard it, she has since embraced the song and made it her own. She just can’t figure out why audiences don’t join her to sing along. We don’t have the heart to tell her that it’s not that kind of song.

Angie Montgomery – Vocals & Percussion
Angie has been with HOF off-and-on since the beginning. Although she’s taken several sabbaticals over the years, she keeps finding her way back to her spot on stage with The House. She must have been born under a lucky star, because she always seems to be in the right place at the right time. We’re hoping some of that magic rubs off on the rest of us.

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Date(s) - Sat, Feb 17, 2018
7:00 pm

Empress Theatre
330 Virginia St, Vallejo

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