About Beach Floyd
With a career spanning nearly 50 years, 15 studio albums, and countless live shows from London’s UFO club to massive stadiums and arenas worldwide, Pink Floyd is without a doubt one of the most influential and commercially successful groups in popular music history. Sadly, while the opportunity will never exist to see all the members of Pink Floyd perform live together again, their legacy lives on in Virginia's own Beach Floyd.
Six musicians with a passion for the music, history, and conceptual genius that made Pink Floyd a worldwide phenomenon have come together to bring a piece of that experience to the Mid-Atlantic and beyond.
Beach Floyd brings the iconic lyrics, expressive guitars, distinctive organs, driving bass and thundering drums together with a dazzling neo-psychedellic light show and a catalogue of music sure to delight both the casual listener and die hard enthusiast.
Here they are in broad daylight
Clockwise from upper left: Kevin, Nick, Dave, It's Vince, Tom, John
While we realize the smooth dude with the cool hat in the upper right is a total thirst trap, there's five other dudes in the band that deserve some attention too. Keep scrolling.
Guitars, Vocals, Kazoo
Juggling acoustic and electric guitars as well as vocals, Tom also handles much of the minutiae of running the band, for which the rest of us are eternally grateful. When not playing guitar and singing, he pulls his fuzzy yellow balls out of an airtight can, and beats them savagely with a racquet. Voted best abs in Beach Floyd, a title he holds due to the fact that he probably has the ONLY abs in Beach Floyd. Ask him about his Peloton.
John takes a dazzling array of buttons, knobs, and levers and makes really cool sounds with them, and even sings at the same time. He is generally regarded as the band's Voice of Reason, despite his Deep Creek address. His mastery of the Hammond Organ is matched only by his skill with cable management. Ancient Egyptians would have mummified him in specially prepared strips of Velcro.
"It's Vince" DiRosa
This guy makes noise by banging on things. A cyborg, he was sent back in time to eliminate the parents of a future resistance leader, but an accidental high wattage burst of Elvis Presley from a nearby radio station scrambled his programming, leading him to take up drums instead. Hide your cymbals.
Bass guitar, MIDI Wrangler
Dave was originally hired to take some band photos, but got lost on the way home from Pungo and ever since has refused to leave. His formative years were split between the streets of Chicago and the trailer parks of rural North Carolina, which all contributed to his warped personality, peculiar sense of humour, and unexplained bioluminescence in completely darkened rooms.
Kevin not only makes noise with guitars and his mouth, but even with guitars THROUGH his mouth in the time honoured tradition of Peter Frampton or Joe Walsh. Fueled by copious amounts of stout beer and chicken wings, his mastery of physics translates well to his instrument, if not the "on" switch for his amplifier. Always the life of ANY party.
Saxophone, Wind ninja
All we know is Nick was once an elite clandestine special operations musician with a top secret unit of the... Navy, we think. See, Nick's recommendation letter (left) was so heavily redacted for national security reasons that we're really not sure. Legend has it that he can transpose an entire score into the key of B sharp with only his bare hands. After a transport aircrew insisted on listening to Meat Loaf's "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" on repeat, Nick simply stepped off of the aircraft - at altitude, crashing through the roof of Tom's garage where he simply dusted himself off and flawlessly belted out the sax solo from "Money" in front of the astonished band. He's been a fixture ever since.