Eclipsed By The Wall: A Pink Floyd Tribute was formed in 2015, with a strong focus on reproducing the classic sounds from the timeless albums that everyone knows and loves. From David Gilmour’s signature guitar tone to the iconic voices of Roger Waters and David Gilmour, Eclipsed By The Wall: A Pink Floyd Tribute engages and entertains audiences with authentic recreations to the music of Pink Floyd.
Comprised of professional musicians, the group puts on stellar performances. Ray Hernandez’s uncanny ability as the voice of Waters, Eddy Cusani’s mastery in matching Gilmour’s classic guitar solos note for note, Dan Cowan’s prowess on keyboards and saxophone, Theo Mordey’s flawless timing on drums and keen detail to backing tracks, Dan Kirkpatrick’s expert guitar and vocals, and Rick Zaccaro’s impeccably precise bass lines, all lend to the meticulous attention to detail and an unwavering desire to carry on the musical legacy of Pink Floyd.
Eclipsed By The Wall: A Pink Floyd Tribute will take you back in time, performing album versions of songs from Dark Side of The Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall, Momentary Lapse of Reason, and more.
Ray Hernandez is the lead singer and backing guitarist of the band. Ray started playing guitar at young age, taking private lessons from a guitar instructor with an amazing collection of guitars. Aside from the used Epiphone acoustic his parents bought him to learn on, Ray was afforded the opportunity to play on his teacher’s Gibson Hummingbird and was forever hooked to say the least! Ray also took complete command of his parents record player and vinyl collection. Listening to artists like Creedence Clearwater, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Withers and Al Green. He later started ‘borrowing’ his sisters albums, expanding his listening compulsion to Queen, Peter Frampton, Led Zeppelin, and of course, Pink Floyd. Ray even recorded both of his sisters’ copies of Dark Side Of The Moon and The Wall onto cassette tapes, which he listened to on headphones day and night. Ray memorized every word, every sound effect, every voice and every nuance of every song! He was forever obsessed!
From a young age, albeit performing in the school choir or impersonating his favorite rock legend, singing came naturally to Ray. Fine attention to detail, however, is what really allowed Ray to craft his voice. With an ear for detail, Ray has dialed in on the little nuances. The phrasing, inflections, and even the English accents that are the makeup of the Pink Floyd vocal. From the shrill of Roger Water’s tortured screams to the warm melodic resonance of David Gilmore’s voice, Ray brings his range and ear for replication of this music to the band to set Eclipsed By The Wall: A Pink Floyd Tribute apart from the rest.
Eddy Cusani has been playing guitar for over 20 years. In high school, Eddy and his best friend found a guitar and bass in the garage and started learned the basics on their own. This gave them enough knowledge to start writing songs and performing in original bands, which later played throughout the Los Angeles music scene.
Eddy’s guitar playing is primary rooted in funk and rock, although he does like to explore many other genres including blues, jazz fusion, classical and flamenco. Eddy’s guitar influences include Al DiMeola, John McLaughlin, Dean DeLeo, John Frusicante, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Billy Corgan, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and Steve Howe. Eddy has been in mostly original acts for which he has wrote, sang, and played guitar. He now runs a YouTube channel for which he teaches guitar covers through tablature, and dedicates the remainder of his time playing the music of Pink Floyd.
Dan Cowan has worked at the Hollywood Bowl, Universal Music Group, and currently resides at Focus Features/NBCUniversal. Dan has played sax in the progressive rock group Lefty’s Head, as well as keyboards and sax in Eclipsed By The Wall: A Pink Floyd Tribute. Dan’s influences are Rick Wright of Pink Floyd, Roddy Buttom of Faith No More, and Cory Henry and Bob Reynolds of Snarky Puppy.
Theo Mordey is a drummer, percussionist, recording engineer, and producer. He was born during the golden era of vinyl records in the time when the best rock and roll music was created. He began his drumming/music career (inspired by the rock bands Queen and Kiss) at the tender age of seven playing the snare drum at an elementary school Christmas concert banging away on the famous tune, “The Little Drummer Boy.”
Theo’s drumming style is influenced by Roger Taylor, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Dennis Chambers, Louie Bellson, Dave Weckl, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Peter Criss, Gary Husband, Phil Gould, Nicko Mcbrain, Peter Erskine, Anton Fig, John Bonham, Nick Mason, Ringo Starr, Gavin Harrison.
Theo started taking drum lessons from several local instructors until he was 18 years old. In that time, he also recorded many solo drum compositions, taught drum lessons, and played drums in cover band and original music projects. In his 20s, he attended Cal Arts in sunny Valencia, CA where he got his B.F.A. in World Music/Percussion. He then was hired to play drums for the National Tour of “Jesus Christ Super Star” starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson and soon after he played on tour with “Tommy” and “ Evita.” He also played in two prog rock bands with some of his friends from Cal Arts, Lefty’s Head and The J.S. Bach Experience (J.S. Bach compositions in rock style).
In his 30s and 40s, Theo continued to play in many music projects: numerous regional musical theater productions, live work and session drumming. He taught drum lessons for many years, and also delved into recording engineering. In 2008, he attended Video Symphony where he received a Certificate Of Completion in Pro Tools/Audio Engineering and won “best drummer” at The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a Corporate Battle Of The Bands Event. He was also put on the drummer sub list for the Las Vegas production of “We Will Rock You.” Some of the recording engineering projects he has worked on include the 2010 version of “The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Gun” by Julie Brown, sound design for a live play by Pixote Hunt (Director of Fantasia 2000, and Tarzan) compositions by Jean Michel Byron (Toto), Kim Norton (guitarist for Roger Daltrey- The Who), Estradasphere, Masahiro Nita (famous shamisen player), Kevin Kmetz( main shamisen player on “Kubo And The Two Strings”). He produced many audio dramas for The Colonial Radio Theater, post production sound for countless well known audiobooks for Audible and many other fun projects. He is currently playing drums at The First Presbyterian Church in Newhall, as well as for a Pink Floyd Tribute band called “Eclipsed By The Wall.” He is still doing recording engineering and working on other music projects.
A veteran of the Los Angeles music scene, Rick Zaccaro has had the pleasure of working with many hard rock bands including Mindwars, Sonomaris, The Seventh Hour, and most notably Green Vinyl Dream. GVD released three highly acclaimed albums and toured with the likes of Pat Benatar, Linkin Park, Fuel. Other credits include musical productions Spellbinder and Evel Knievel: The Rock Opera. Rick’s influences include Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones and Chris Squire.
Multi-talented singer-guitarist-songwriter Dan Kirkpatrick hails from the Midwest, and has been veteran of many touring rock bands before moving to Hollywood to attend the Musicians Institute. He has led his own bands, including the critically acclaimed blues band “Earl Seratte and The Blues Kings”, who toured extensively in the Southern California area for many years. Their CD release “Verite” had what reviewers called “a great combination of traditional blues, swing and modern rock-style songs delivered with panache and makes this band a must see if they hit a club near you”. Dan also led the power classic rock trio “Right Side Up”with Robert Heller on bass and Pete “Snappy” Smith on drums.
In the last few years Dan has had songs featured in film and television, including the recent Fox show “The Goodwin Games”, the NBC hit series’ “My Name Is Earl” and Showtime’s “Huff” along with A&E’s “Biography”. His work can also be heard in the feature film “The Other Brother”, the film short “Lyla Wolf: (Infractus)” and his playing on Julie Brown’s recent “Smell The Glamour” release. He can also be heard on many indie studio projects including The Showdown Stage Production recordings of “Wild Dust… The Musical”, “Bergeracky”, “Peter Panic” and “Nottingham” to name a few.
Being part of the music industry for many years, Dan served as the Executive Director of the National Academy of Songwriters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of songwriting, highlighted by the annual concert series the “Salute to The American Songwriter”, each year honoring those songwriters who contributed so much to the craft. Lifetime Achievement Award awards were given and honored among others at the shows he produced Crosby, Stills and Nash, Stevie Wonder, Hal David and Burt Bacharach, Jimmy Webb and Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield. During his NAS years, he was also publisher of the much heralded “SongTalk” magazine. Dan also served as President of the California Copyright Conference and was VP Publishing Administration at North Star Media and later at the firm of Winogradsky/Sobel.