The term "music is food for the soul" cannot be more accurate for a musician who is highly enthusiastic about making music and performing in most any genre. In fact, Todd started his musical career at an early age, learning the complexities of the music industry while touring with the world-renowned rock group Stryper.
After working many years with Stryper, Todd developed a unique and unequaled voice, ultimately earning the right to be called a professional singer. Since this time, he has become accomplished in the art of performing multifarious music for live audiences, delivering engaging singing performances with musical ensembles. This has now brought him to an even higher artistic level, challenging his vocal abilities, paying homage to the musical genius of Journey.
sean swisher: lead guitar
The development of Sean's unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influence. He has always surrounded himself by different forms of music. His first foray into learning an instrument himself came when he started to play the saxophone at age nine. By the age of twelve, he became interested in playing guitar and started performing in concerts. As such, he has invested many years in music academics.
After realizing that making music was his main goal, he began to showcase his talent in various venues across southern California, playing at numerous gigs and makimg sure that his name and music were being heard by as many people as possible. Additionally, he is currently a professional guitar instructor. Sean paired up with childhoood friend Todd Dion, and together they formed Journey Captured.
giorgio tupanjanin: Bass
A graduate of the LA College of Music, Giorgio is a well-respected bassist. He has recorded and performed with a myriad of artists, including the much-revered jazz fusion guitarist Frank Gambale. He has also taken on the demanding roles of producer and composer for several of the artists he has collaborated with. In addition, Giorgio has composed theme music for television, independent and industrial films.
"Quality of tone is something never to be compromised," Giorgio states.
Michael thompson; Drums
Michael is a drummer/vocalist originally from Hacienda Heights California. He was passionate for music from a young age playing in marching/concert bands. He was honored to have landed work at Warner Brothers in his early 20's and has been fortunate to have performed both live and in studio for various artists such as Brian May (Queen), Caleb Quaye (Elton John), Oz Fox (Stryper) and Van Halen's Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Mark Stone.
His love for the music of the 70's and 80's has landed him opportunities in many of the top tribute bands currently in the tribute scene today. This has brought about many memorable experiences such as opening for professional bands like Styx. Also prefoming at George Lopez's birthday party and international touring. Through his many experiences, his love for the music of Journey never wavers. "There is something that moves me when I hear and performe Journey tunes. It brings me back to a time when life was easy and fun. Besides, I haven't encountered a single person that doesn't feel the same way. I continue to play to bring smiles to peoples faces and Journey definitely does that". As an avid fan of Journey, Michael takes pride in his attention to detail and does his upmost to honor the musical contributions of Steve Smith. He knows his band's relationship and talents are "key" in making that happen. Therefore, he makes sure to acknowledge the fact that they are a team and he wouldn't be anywhere without them.
robert laviano: keyboard
Robert grew up outside New York City, and has been playing keyboards since the age of ten. Heavily influenced by bands such as Pink Floyd, ELP and anything from the 80's, Robert spent his early years playing cover songs and writing original music. His tenure in bands like Lost and Found, Black Market Monkey and Alter Ego, prepared him for keyboard playing in Journey Captured. He is also a professional sound designer, and programs custom synth sounds for many live performers and bands internationally.