Meet The Band

   

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 eminating from that black Strat is none other than Alameda's own guitar extroadinare, 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.
   

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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 as well as 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. Maybe it's the blonde hair?
   
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MELLISSA HARLEY
Vocals & Percussion
 
One of our two Celestial Voices, Mellissa is the angelic aviatrix keeping the ship's trajectory always floating skyward, or something like that. Occasionally she's also been known to tambour and although she believes she only has one job in this band, the truth is when she sings Mother everyone knows who's the boss!
 

        ALUMNI
 
Since 2005 House Of Floyd has began performing for our audiences. As our show developed, so did our personnel line-up. We would like to acknowledge
those former bandmates whom contributed much to our success:

DAVE KOCKINIS ~ Guitar
MARK TRUJILLO ~ Bass & Vocals
DOUG CANFIELD ~ Drums
LINDY LA FONTAINE ~ Vocals
BILL COONLEY ~ Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
ANGIE MONTGOMERY ~ Vocals
JOE BARTONE ~ Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals
EDDIE BERMAN ~ Drums