Over the years Damn The Torpedoes—the most accurate Tom Petty tribute group—has evolved with a deeper understanding of the Tom Petty catalog and more committed members. The group consists of founder and Tom Petty impersonator Rich Kubicz, lead guitarist Jimi Alan, pianist/keyboards and backing vocals Gary Castelluccio, bassist Jon Provan, and drummer/percussionist Ross Kantor.
The goal was to play all of the studio hits, some of the live versions and a few deep cuts to create the illusion of a Tom Petty concert performance. This meant that each band member would need to find the same sounds as on the records and play their parts note for note. And they do just that!