Peace of Mind – The Boston Experience celebrates the iconic sounds of rock’s mega band Boston. Peace of Mind is a powerhouse of pure, classic, rock & roll. Note for note, Boston’s hits are performed with precision and detail. With rich harmonies, layered guitars, thunderous drums and bass, shimmering keyboards and spot on vocals, you’ll swear you are back in rock & roll’s greatest decades.
Super group Boston created some of the greatest rock hits and memorable anthems of the classic rock era. You probably listened to them on your turntable, cassette or even an 8 track player! One of the most influential bands of the 70s and 80s, Boston played their chart topping hits to sold out audiences in arenas all over the world.
Peace of Mind brings you Boston’s top hits and fan favorites Don’t Look Back, Foreplay/Long Time, More Than a Feeling, A Man I’ll Never Be, Amanda, Hitch a Ride, Smokin’, Rock and Roll Band and many more!
Peace of Mind is the ultimate tribute to legendary super group Boston.
Alby Miller – Lead Vocals
You will not find a more energetic and charismatic frontman that brings the audience and the band together than Alby Miller. Alby began his musical journey as a drummer. Early in his career, his destiny changed when he was asked to handle vocal duties for an emergency fill in gig. Alby’s incredible vocal range enables him to perform 70’s & 80’s classic rock tunes, especially Boston, with spot on precision.
“Being on stage with Peace of Mind is a privilege! My fellow bandmates give 110% at every show.”
Bob Carroll – Bass Guitar/ Vocals
Bob first picked up the bass at age ten and was self taught by listening to and analyzing the bass riffs of Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys, Boston, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Kiss, The Cars, Queen, Sweet, and Def Leppard.
He is no stranger to the music scene and has played in numerous bands including Tyranny, Too Much, The Chase, X-Dream, Jonah Hex. “The absolute best part of playing live is feeling the energy from the audience-that’s why we do it, and also for keeping the memories and the music alive!”
When not creating music, Bob spends his down time in the great outdoors, hunting, fishing, and just chilling with family and friends.
Evan Shea – Keyboards
Classically trained percussionist and accomplished keyboardist, Evan plays vibes, drums and also guitar. His Roland D-50 faithfully captures the Classic Rock era sounds audiences know and love. Growing up, Evan listened to music his Dad played, from Pink Floyd to Lionel Hampton and is inspired by the music of Oscar Peterson, and would like to collaborate with Herbie Hancock someday.
With a BS in Music Education, Evan has played with the Bay Atlantic Symphony, Road Scholars, Main Stage Big Band and with dozens of other bands.
Walt Lau – Guitar/Vocals
Walt began playing guitar at the age of 14. After several years of trying to convince his parents he was serious about learning to play, they finally agreed to match any funds he could save on his own so he could buy a cheap Les Paul copy. Luckily, he got a job painting fences during the summer and saved enough to get the guitar he had his eye on. His life was changed forever after hearing Michael Schenker of UFO. His tone, phrasing, and melodic style had a huge impact. Soon after, Eddie Van Halen, Gary Richrath, and Roni Le Tekro became his main influences. Not patient enough to take lessons, he soon learned that he had an ear for figuring out how to play what he was hearing from his favorite guitarists.
“I’m lucky enough to be in a band with guys that I’m great friends with, and it just keeps getting better and better! We have more fun than I could ever imagine having doing something that is a lifelong passion.”
Eddie Schwegel – Drums/Percussion
Eddie knew he found his groove when he picked up his first pair of sticks at the young age of 6, and has been a definitive, driving force behind many bands.
Influenced by The Monkees, classic country and hits of the 50’s, 60’ and 70’s, his biggest musical mentors are The Beatles, Paul McCartney, Keith Moon, Rick Allen, Neil Peart plus many of the great musicians he has played with. Eddie’s the former drummer for thrash legends, Faith or Fear.
“When playing with Peace of Mind and the music is tight and everyone is relaxed and smiling and you look out into the audience and they’re screaming and dancing well, how can you not enjoy that!”
Henry Scalfo – Guitar
Growing up, Henry always had an ear for and an interest in music. The first time he heard “A Taste of Honey” by Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass he was completely hooked. He immediately thought, “Music stirs my soul!”
In his late teens Henry started honing his skills in area rock bands. He and his bandmates all inspired and challenged each other to keep improving their chops. During this time, Henry was fortunate to study with Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd. Ed is most famous for his guitar work on the iconic song Sweet Home Alabama. More recently Henry has studied with Dave Weiner, a member of Steve Vai’s live touring band.
Henry’s work is featured on many recordings including Mourning Joe, albums by Avenue C as well as the 2011 award winning documentary “Dressed”, directed by David John Swajeski, music composed by Chris Orazi.