Band Bios
Andre ('Dre) Filippetti - Guitars, Vocals PDF Print E-mail
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Dre, a founding member of Floyd factor, is a lifer Pink Floyd nut who has played in numerous original & cover acts in the Toronto area over the past two decades. He has an extensive recording portfolio, from commercial jingles to albums, and has performed/worked with some of Canada’s best (Ron Sexsmith, Terry Brown, etc.). Andre delivers the amazingly uncanny Rogers Waters vocals in FF’s show, as well as some brilliant guitar solos that often inspire audiences to spontaneously applaud! His attention to detail, and wonderful addiction to vintage gear, are a big part of what sets the band apart. The Floyd Factor project has been the realization of a long held dream of Andre’s, as he has been a dedicated follower of Pink Floyd for many years, and knows virtually every note the band has ever recorded.
 
Chris Hume - Bass, Vocals PDF Print E-mail
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A well-seasoned pro with 20+ years of touring work across Canada under his belt, with bands like Deepest Purple, Cuts Like A Knife, and Shovelhead Jones, Chris has performed literally thousands of shows. Chris grew up with the music of Pink Floyd, and FF is the realization of a long held desire to perform this classic material. Bringing an intimate knowledge of Roger Waters’ bass lines to the band, Chris also posesses the warm, earthy voice that distinguishes David Gilmour’s vocal parts in the show. Chris is an energetic performer, and anyone can see that he loves what he does. When not touring, our "1st baseman" likes to spend time with his young family, and is often found dining on international cuisine, attending JFK Assassination Symposiums, or buying rare musical instruments.
 
Sam Boutzouvis - Many Guitars, Vocals PDF Print E-mail

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A 30+ year veteran of the live stage, Sam is originally from Ottawa and he's always been a massive Pink Floyd fan. Their music has inspired his, and Sam has been busy being inspired, as evidenced by his amazing guitar and vocal work with Antlers (with Terry Watkinson and Mike Tilka of Max Webster), Mo Vista, and Elton Rohn, and many more in the past. Sam has also appeared on albums by Watkinson, Ronnie Hawkins and other recording artists. A man of many talents, he's what you might politely call a "guitar gear enthusiast", and has an impressive array of vintage and high tech wizardry in his effects rack(s).

 
Dylan Bell - Keyboards and Assorted Noises PDF Print E-mail
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Dylan Bell brings among many other talents, a masterful impersonation of Rick Wrights keyboard artistry to the band.  Dylan is a multifaceted, Juno-nominated musician, composer/arranger, music director and producer/engineer. Dylan has worked with groups ranging from vocal jazz, (Cadence, Hampton Avenue), to vocal pop (The Nylons) to eclectic jazz and world music (Autorickshaw, Ray Montford Group), to classical (Nathaniel Dett Chorale), to flat-out rock ‘n’ roll (Honeymoon Suite). He’s played stages in cities across the world and his compositions and arrangements are also performed across the globe.
 
Frank Peluso - Drums, Vocals PDF Print E-mail

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Frank Peluso is a 20+ year veteran of the Toronto live music scene, and was the original drummer in Floyd Factor (circa 2006), prior to a nasty injury involving a ladder, a collarbone, and gravity. Frank has played & recorded with too many to list here, but he's also a pro photographer, and an actor (even appeared in "Half Baked'), whom you could conservatively refer to as an "audiophile" in his spare time. He grew up with Pink Floyd's music, has seen the tours, and after years of study he brings the style of Nick Mason at his peak powers to every Floyd factor performance. 

 

 
Chloe Watkinson - Vocals, Percussion PDF Print E-mail

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Chloe Watkinson has been singing her whole life, and has been performing since she was 7 years old. In addition to being a deep appreciator of PF's music, she's also a highly trained vocalist, with tremendous range. Always on the go, Chloe loves what she does, and anyone can hear her passion. She has studied with teachers such as Micah Barnes (of the nylons) and Louise Lambert, and graduated from Rosedale Heights School of the Arts. Her feature turns in the show include her amazing Great Gig In the Sky, Eclipse, and Mother. Raised in a professional musical family, she has an exceptional gift, as every Floyd Factor audience can attest. This beautiful young lady's voice brings the house down every night, without fail. 

 

 
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