We Belong celebrates Pat Benatar and her husband/guitar player Neil Giraldo. As a power duo that began in 1979 it’s a deserving tribute to a couple that continues to pack venues today. We Belong brings you their hit songs and fan favorite deep cuts in a similar package.
A tribute to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo can only be done right by another couple who have shared the stage for many years. Debbie and Mike Sierras have been married and performing together throughout Southern California for over 25 years making this a fitting tribute. The first song they performed together almost 30 years ago was none other than “Hit Me with Your Best Shot”. They realized after going to a Benatar/Giraldo concert how many similarities they had with the Giraldos and officially formed We Belong in the summer of 2015.
In 2016 Debbie and Mike had the great privilege of meeting Pat and Neil when they performed in their home town of Temecula, CA. It was quite an honor as Pat and Neil wished them luck and provided them tickets to the concert. During the concert, before starting the song We Belong, Neil pointed to Debbie and Mike and said “You guys will know this one”. They knew then that they chose the right name for their band. They capped off 2016 by winning the Temecula Valley Music Awards for Best Tribute band.
Mike Higbie joined We Belong on drums in 2018 and is the current drummer. They met Mike in late 2017 and learned that he was a big fan of Myron Grombacher, Pat Benatar’s original drummer. His energy is reminiscent of Myron’s on stage antics, often playing standing up at the end of a song. Mike’s solid in the pocket drumming earned him the nickname “Lint” and is one of the best guys you’ll ever meet.
Don’t miss this unique tribute to one of rocks best female vocalist. Catch them soon at a venue near you.