Le Bel Age – A Tribute to Pat Benatar
Nashville’s Premier Pat Benatar Tribute Band!
Cindy Shelton is a versatile and dynamic entertainer from Winston-Salem,
NC. Music has always been a big part of her life, largely inspired by her
mother, and was involved in musical theatre. She attended the prestigious
N.C. School of the Arts for her 10 th grade year, studying piano. Influenced by
everyone from The Carpenters to Barbra Streisand to Aretha Franklin and
Whitney Houston, she moved to Nashville and developed the craft of live
performing, beginning at Opryland Theme Park. In the studio, Cindy has
sung on numerous jingles (Toyota, NBC, Harley-Davidson, Direct Insurance,
Chevrolet, NFL, etc.), songwriter demos and Grammy-award winning
Cindy has performed as a backup vocalist on the Grand Ole Opry, The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Farm Aid (with Willie Nelson and Lee Ann
Womack), A Capitol Fourth (with Aretha Franklin and Chuck Berry in
Washington DC), CMA Awards, etc. She’s performed on stage and in the
studio with classic artists such as Alabama, Trisha Yearwood, Rick
Springfield, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Mickey Thomas (Starship), Mike
Reno (Loverboy), Lou Gramm (Foreigner), Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis, CeCe
Winans, and numerous others in all genres of music.
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
Bob Marinelli brings the bottom from Detroit, MI before moving to Nashville, TN. Bob has played with Beth Hart, Mick Fleetwood, Waylon Jennings, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Doris Day and many others.
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 Le Bel Age – A Tribute to Pat Benatar. In 2021, David became the lead guitar player for the up and coming artist Dylan Jarvis. In 2022, David as been asked to perform with Face Value – A Phil Collins/Genesis tribute band.