Chris was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the home of the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame, and was raised in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area. Chris was heavily influenced by the music coming from the radio in the 1960s and 1970s, including Top 40, rock, disco, country and easy listening music. Chris started playing piano at the age of 9, and has been performing in the Orlando area since 1983. He is always thrilled to join his bandmates on stage, hoping to bring smiles and good feelings to those who are in the audience.
Paul was born in Hagerstown Maryland. He started playing drums when he was 10 years old. His family moved to Florida when he was 10. When he was 15 he put together a band that played at local youth centers. He did some studying at Players School of Music in Clearwater Florida. When Little Darlings Rock and Roll Palace opened up in Kissimmee, FL in 1986, his band was part of backing up many legends of Rock and Roll. Which lead to him going on the road with some of these legends; Percy Sledge, Lenny Welch, The Platters, The Drifters and many others. It is a great feeling to work with the talented musicians of Earth Beat.
Originally from central California, Pat Gallo spent several years as a traveling musician before settling in Orlando. He earned a B.A. in music from Rollins College and an M.A. from the University of Central Florida. His performance experiences include pit orchestras, oldies artists, awards shows, conventions, festivals, theme parks, dance bands and original projects. As a freelance musician he has traveled most of the U.S., parts of Europe, the middle and Far East. He is also an adjunct instructor at Seminole and Daytona State Colleges.
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Gary "Doc" Hibbard hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Kentucky. He started learning guitar when he was 10 years old. His family moved to Florida when he was 14 where he put together a band that played at school dances and youth centers and landed a tv spot on the Jerry Lewis M.S. telethon at the age of 15. He studied guitar and violin at Valencia College and took up many other instruments on his own. As an audio tech he set behind the mixing console for Smoky Robinson, the B-52s, the Ramones, Ricky Skaggs, Hank Williams Jr and many more major acts.
As a musician he has toured the world with national recording artist The Bellamy Brothers playing guitar, pedal steel and mandolin. He has performed on stage with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, the Charlie Daniels Band, Pat Travers, Donna the Buffalo, country stars Tracy Byrd and Neal McCoy, and others. He lived a lifelong dream when he was invited by Les Paul to perform with him in New York. Gary has performed on Austin City Limits, Hee Haw and many other television shows and has traveled all over the world to play.
Back in Florida, Gary cofounded and spent 15 years in the Lucky Dogg band, playing over 3500 gigs together and then spent 7 years with country rockers, the Hindu Cowboys touring and opening for acts like Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Kenny Rogers, Doobie Brothers and many more national acts. Gary has been playing guitar with EarthBeat since 2013. "I really enjoy playing in this band. Everyone is so nice. It's a great feeling to be playing good music with good people. What more could anyone ask for"