Le Bel Age – A Tribute to Pat Benatar
Nashville’s Premier Pat Benatar Tribute
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 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 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.