Heartbreaker – America’s Premier Pat Benatar Experience

Heartbreaker - America's Premier Pat Benatar Experience

Nashville’s Premier Pat Benatar Tribute Band!

Heartbreaker hailing from Nashville, TN, is the South East’s Premier tribute band to the Queen of Rock n’ Roll, Pat Benatar! Featuring Missy Garnett (Vocals,) David Lowry (Guitars,) Rudy Z (Bass,) Jeff Gibson (Keys, BGV’s,) and Kelly King (Drums, BGV’s.) This band is packed with touring professionals who have played with the likes of Rick Springfield, Mick Fleetwood, Larry Gatlin, Alabama, Trisha Yearwood, Mickey Thomas’s Starship, and more! You can guarantee a powerful, high-energy tribute to the Queen of Rock & Roll.

Promo Reel
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Pat Benatar Rehearsal Video
Fire and Ice
All Fired Up
Missy Garnett

Missy Garnett comes from a musical family and was inspired to perform at an early age by seeing her father’s performances with his band. She moved to the Nashville area a few years ago from Illinois where she worked as an on-air personality at 101.3 WMCI and immediately began performing in and around the Nashville area on various Nashville stages, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, The Second Fiddle, Bailey’s, The Cadillac Ranch, John A’s, The Nashville Palace, Bowies, local and state fairs, and community events, just to name a few. 

Missy has recorded and released two CD’s which are available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, and hundreds of musical stores and radio stations. She has performed and opened shows for such artists as Gary Allen, Keith Urban, Diamond Rio, Trace Adkins, Cyndi Thompson, The Buckinghams, The Kentucky Headhunters, Aaron Tippin, Trace Adkins, and others. The Missy Garnett Band twice featured on the Kentucky Downs TV commercials as well as their website.

Jamie Smith

Jamie Smith started performing on stage at age 11. Moved to Nashville in 1995. Performed with Charlie Crowe, Miranda Lambert, Travis Howard (gold/platinum songwriter) and Billy Crane (The Outlaws). Grew up with the MTV Generation but soon learned to appreciate Funk, R&B, Blues and Country after arriving in Nashville. Influences include Mickey Curry, Neil Peart, Vinnie Colaiuta, Chester Thompson and Matt Cameron

Rudy Z

Born in Battle Creek Michigan. Influenced by Motown and other Michigan sounds, it was obvious what the strong influence of music would have. At the age of 8, the family moved to the Chicago area. The 60s music was booming and Rudy started experimenting with guitars in Jr high and converted a 6 string violin-bodied guitar to a 4 string bass which had to be tuned with a pair of plyers! The need for a real bass was quickly realized. Rudy played with a few bands while in High School in Waukegan IL. From there the list of bands was endless, Black Rose, Stranger, Ice Nine, Stimulants and Teez to name a few which were all local to the Waukegan IL Area. In the Mid 80s Rudy was approached by Ruby Starr from Black Oak Arkansas-fame to join the band. He gladly accepted the bass duties and proceeded to tour extensively with the band and opening for acts such as Black Oak Arkansas, DaVinyls, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat, Steppenwolf, Head East, Molly Hatchet and Hellion. Being based out of Chicago/Milwaukee at the time, it set up the next chapter of successful bands such as Rock-it, High Treason, Doc Hammer, Crush Proof Box, Fabulous House Rockers, Dekorah, The Prince Experience, 52nd Street-Music of Billy Joel and Kris Krow Band. Rudy moved to Nashville in 2015 and plays studio bass for various up-and-coming recording artists, local bands, such as Grayson and Missy Garnett. Rudy recently opened for Cheap Trick with 52nd Street.

Jeff Gibson
Jeff Gibson

Realizing a passion for music that was a part of him as far back as he can remember, Jeff started delving into music in 1977, at the age of nine, when he started playing piano. While living in Indiana during his Junior High years, Jeff started realizing that he was feeling a deep desire to take his musical endeavors down the road of playing keyboards. After cutting his teeth on acts like REO Speedwagon, Toto, Foreigner, Heart and Journey, Jeff decided it was time to move to Nashville, TN in 1992. Jeff started playing with multiple acts after getting to Nashville, and never looked back! Note: Jeff’s life motto – “Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way…Turn!!”

David Lowry was first attracted to the guitar at the young age of twelve. By the age of fifteen he had surpassed many teenagers’ wildest dreams as he performed regularly in bars as a part of various cover bands emulating rock icons such as Winger, Slaughter, Firehouse, Bone Angels, XYZ and Johnny Lang. During the early years of his career David also held the position of “guitar tech” for Shrapnel recording artist Todd Duane, David’s primary guitar instructor, as well as R&B Billboard chart toppers Mint Condition. Deftly skilled in all areas of music, from the technical to the creative, David has also worked with some of the Minneapolis Jazz legends on charting projects for the local jazz scene while developing a personal teaching curriculum for guitar theory. A graduate of Musicians Technical Training Institute in Minneapolis, MN in 1996, David has expanded his reach in the music industry to record music for HeadGames Publishing, now Activision Value on their best selling series of games for PC with Matt Fink (Dr. Fink) formerly of Prince and the Revolution.

David joined Difference United in 2006, a new creative outlet immediately launched a tour through the Eastern European country of Romania. Since then the band has toured the United States, China and India.

In 2020 David joined Winds of Change – A Tribute to Jefferson Starship and then formed Heartbreaker – America’s Tribute to Pat Benatar. In 2021, David became the lead guitar player for the up and coming artist Dylan Jarvis. In 2022, David joined Face Value – A Phil Collins/Genesis tribute band. David is an in demand guitar player in the Nashville area currently playing in 8 different projects.

Angela Marie

Angela Marie is nationally recognized as “Your Gaming, Gambling, Performing Girl Friday”. She
recently relocated to Nashville, TN after spending the past two decades working out of Las Vegas and
Macau, China as both a professional entertainer and a gaming expert. Professional stage credits include
Tony N’ Tina’s Wedding, Evil Dead, countless shows with A Touch of Mystery and as a Magician’s
Assistant for Dr Scott Lewis and Jackson Rayne. She is featured in numerous TV and radio ads
(Newsmax TV, Nectar Bath Treats, Golden Gate Casino) and has made guest appearances on television
series ranging from Criss Angel: Mindfreak to Nat Geo’s Brain Games. Current favorite musical
projects include fronting The Analog Kids, Heartbreaker – America’s Tribute to Pat Benatar, The Women of Rock and Face Value: A Tribute to Phil Collins. She is most often recognized for her viral gambling videos with The Wizard Of Odds.