The Petty Experience is the premier tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The band puts on a world class show featuring tracks from the Heartbreakers’ catalog and Tom’s solo works as well as songs by the Traveling Wiburys and a few by some of Tom’s favorite artists. Hailing from St Petersburg Florida, the Experience’s members have played around the world from London to Los Angeles and Amsterdam to Perth, Australia. Together they’re a formidable force. Shows are high energy, audience participatory and all-round fun.

Who We Are

DAVY ALDER
Lead vocals, guitar, harmonica

Originating from Newcastle, UK, Davy has performed across the globe including shows in London,

Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco and Perth, Australia. He’s a Petty fanatic and has seen Tom perform 36 times with The Heartbreakers and in Mudcrutch, starting in 1982 when he hitch hiked in the driving snow to see TP in Manchester, UK. As well as being an extremely accomplished vocalist, he’s also a veteran of the music industry, worked with top producers and opened for major acts.

Inspirations: Tom Petty, Paul Rodgers, Steve Marriott, Frankie Miller, Roger Daltrey

Previous bands: Definite Leppard (Def Leppard tribute), Pepperland (Beatles tribute), Stoats (The Who Tribute), Patchwork Orange (Led Zeppelin tribute)

 

Gear: Rickenbacker 620, Rickenbacker 360 12 string, Telecaster 52 Reissue, Gibson J200, Les Paul Custom, Gibson Firebird,  Yamaha 12 string acoustic, Vox AC30, QSC monitors

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SCOTT COLLINS
Bass, vocals

Bostonian Scott honed his craft on stages across the United States. He’s performed with or opened for

many major acts including Cheap Trick, The Black Crowes, Garth Brooks, No Doubt, Oasis, Bush, X, Blur

and The Flaming Lips. Tom Petty has been a musical staple throughout Scott's life, and he spends

endless days perfecting the musical nuances of the Heartbreakers’ Ron Blair and Howie Epstein.

Inspirations: Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Bruce Foxton, Charles Mingus, James Jamerson,  Johnny Colt, and of course, Ron and Howie.

Previous Bands: Aston Martin & the DB5's, Tons and Tons of Hair, The OSU Jazz Ensemble, Jeff Lewis and Stillwater, Freud's Couch, Three Miles Ahead, The Tender Idols.

Gear: Fender, Hofner, Rickenbacker, Takamine, Vox and Yamaha bass guitars. Ampeg SVT amplification.

BOBBY BOOS
Drums, percussion, vocals

 

Originally a native of Seattle, Bobby moved to Los Angeles in the 80’s and quickly became part of its burdgeoning music scene.  As a professional musician he toured America for over 15 years playing in 1,500 to 17,000 seat venues and opening for countless acts including REO Speedwagon, Foghat, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Rory Gallagher, Kansas, Night Ranger, Rick Derringer, Scandal, Riot and Eddie Money.

Inspirations: John Bonham, Steve Ferrone, Jeff Porcaro, Stan Lynch

 

Previous Bands: Rosie, Smokin’, Callison, Skin Deep

 

Gear: Sakae Almighty Maple, Sakae Cypress Stave, Slingerland Studio King, Sabian Cymbals, Remo heads

CHRIS THOMAS
Keyboards, vocals

Hailing from Lancaster, KY, Chris began singing and playing piano/guitar in his father's small country church. From there he went to Houston, New Orleans, Nashville and Phoenix where he worked in various original and cover bands. He has performed with and opened up for numerous acts including Delbert McClinton, Restless Heart, Wynona Judd, Sawyer Brown, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban and the Ranch, Foghat, Gin Blossoms, John Anderson and Clint Black to name a few. 

Inspirations: Benmont Tench, Charlie Rich, Elton John, Floyd Cramer, Ray Charles, Chuck Leavell, Steve Winwood and Jerry Lee Lewis. 

Previous bands: Prairie Rose, White Buffalo, Sky Pilot and Roy Pinn's Blues Band. 

Gear: Yamaha S90 and Roland keyboards, JBL mixers and monitors, Epiphone, Fender and Dean guitars. VOX and Line 6 guitar amps. 

JASON PERRY Lead guitar

From Norway, Maine, Jason has spent years playing in bands across the US and Canada. Today he spends endless days perfecting Mike Campbell’s riffs down to the last detail. His playing is impeccable and not to be missed.
 

Inspirations: Mike Campbell, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Doug Aldrich

Previous bands: James Rivera's Metal Gods (Black Sabbath tribute) Judas Sabbath (Black Sabbath/ Judas Priest tribute), Here B4


Gear: Gibson, BC Rich, Guild, Dean, Kramer, Epiphone, Warmoth, Ovation, Stromberg, Korg and Boss processing; Marshall, Mesa Boogie amps.