A tribute to Pat Benatar and her husband/guitar player, Neil Giraldo, can only be done right by another couple who have shared the stage for many years. Mike and Debbie Sierras have been married and performing together throughout Southern California for over 25 years making this a fitting tribute.
With Debbie's Pat like vocals and Mike's screaming guitar they are as comfortable
on stage together as the couple they portray. For years they've talked about starting a tribute band but hadn't settled on a band.  Then they realized one day
how many similarities they have with "the Giraldos" and it was decided.  They knew to do this right would require finding someone who can cover the high-soprano backup vocals that Pat is known for. Enter Danielle Ellingson. Cassically trained Danielle helps bring an authentic sound to the songs. Her soaring harmonies are a perfect blend with Debbie's hard driving vocals. Covering the keyboards is Danielle's husband Paul Ellingson, also classically trained and looking remarkably like Pat and Neil's original keyboardists, Charlie Giordano. Together Paul and Danielle provide a level of musicianship that is stellar. The search for a drummer who could bring the same energy and enthusiasm as longtime drummer Myron Grombacher ended with Guy Maturo. Listen to Guy's powerhouse rhythms on songs like Heartbreaker and Promises in the Dark. Guy's custom drum set, which includes a gong (like Myron), brings a big concert feel to any stage. Rounding out the bottom end is David Brockenborough on bass guitar. His infectious smile, reminiscent of Pat Benatar's original bass player Roger Capps, and full sound help make it all come together on stage. 


We Belong brings to life something only a husband and wife, who have shared countless hours on stage and helped each other juggle home and stage life, can do. This is where We Belong! 

 
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A Tribute to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

We Belong celebrates Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. As a power duo that began in 1979 it's a deserving tribute to a couple that continues to pack venues now into their 60's. With their breakout hit Heartbreaker Pat and Neil showed the world that females can rock with the best of them. Pat and Neil made musical history by being the first female and guitarist ,respectively, to appear on MTV inspiring many young singers and musicians to pickup a microphone or guitar and put on their rock face. Now on tour celebrating 35+ years of hit songs Pat and Neil can still rock.

We Belong brings you those same hit songs in a uniquely similar package. 

Roger Capps jams with We Belong 

We had the pleasure of having Roger Capps, Pat  and Neil's original bassist, join us on stage for 7 songs on August 26th, 2016 at Baily's in Temecula.  Roger recorded and toured with Pat and Neil from 1979 to 1984 and ocassionally still plays with them.  Roger is a real professional and raised the level when he stepped on stage. Check out more pictures on our photos page.

Debbie and Mike meet Pat and Neil 

We are fans just like anyone else so it was quite exciting to meet the famous couple for the first time on Friday, 8-19-16, at Pechanga during their Summer Tour. Pat and Neil were so welcoming and encouraging. Debbie expressed her appreciation to Pat for influencing her to sing and Mike had a great conversation with Neil about guitar stuff. They even wished us luck with our tribute band. We then watched the concert from the edge of the stage learning from the masters themselves. To top off the whole night, as Neil was introducing their song We Belong he points to us and says "you'll know this song". Then at the end of the song Neil flicks his guitar pick from half way across the stage towards us and . . . . just bounces off Mike's fingers. Ugh. We managed to get the pick after the show putting an exclamation mark on our band name "We Belong". Oh yes we do belong!

Temecula Summer Concert Series 

We had a blast performing at the Temecula Summer Sunset Concert series on July 7th. We are so grateful to the many friends and family who showed up and the many new fans we now have. Seeing everyone having so much fun dancing and clapping is what makes this all worth it. During the song We Belong we brought up a group of kids to help us sing and they did a great job. Check out the Temecula Valley News article with pictures of the event. 

http://myvalleynews.com/entertainment/temecula-concert-series-blazes-summer-stage/

Comments . . . .

"MikeandDebbie Sierras of the band "We Belong - a tribute to Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Husband and Wife have teamed up to have awesome tribute to Pat and Neil. Surrounded by great musicians and singers. Keep your eye out for them!"

-Manny Dominguez , Owner/Manager/Agent at Front Row Promotions Photography,Video,National,Tribute Original Bands.


"What a great night for Benatar Lovers... Great crowd, great band! I got to play some songs I have not played for 35 years!!! (I know...why not) I was thinking two days ago that Helter Skelter would be on my list to play and BOOM!! Tonight it happened! 
Plus I Need A Lover, with my harmony took me waaay back.
Thanks to MikeandDebbie Sierras for their kind hospitality and having terrific players in their band. I'm still glowing from the experience!"

-Roger Capps, original Pat Benatar bass player. 


" Hello,
I want to express my appreciation for your help in making our 2016 MusicFest one to be remembered.  I know that you and your band members put great effort into your performance and worked hard with our sound company to get the best sound.  I’ve started to receive feedback from the attendees, and the music is getting rave reviews.  We will definitely keep you in mind for future performances.
Have a great summer.
Sincerely,
Cathy "

  - Cathy Cronin, MPA City of San Marcos  Recreation Supervisor III

" To anyone who has not seen "We Belong" live , take the time to see them if you can . You will be glad you did ! Also , if you're a Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo fan , when you go , close your eyes for a minute or two , and see if you're "surprised" when it isn't them on stage when you open them . Great Band , Good Vibes and wonderful people as well ......................... "

 - Richard Eveland
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We Belong video shoot for Temecula Valley Music Awards

Frankly's Cove , 40675 Murrieta Hot Springs Rd, Murrieta

We'll be shooting a live video which we'll use to submit for the Temecula Valley Music awards. Please join us and scream loud! We'll be playing a short set of nothing but hit songs!

We Belong @ Baily's Old Town Temecula

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Baily's Old Town Temecula, 28699 Old Town Front Street , Temecula, CA

Free show! We'll be playing nearly 30 Benatar songs! You'll get to hear all of the hits and some you may have forgotten. Special guest, Roger Capps, will be joining us for a few songs. As their original bass player Roger recorded with Pat and Neil on most of their biggest hits and toured the world them. Our soundman and personal friend Kevin Gross will be behind the soundboard making us sound incredible. Baily's is one of Temecula's premier live music venues in Old Town Temecula. With a large outdoor stage, restaurant full bar, and music under the stars it's the perfect setting for the final weekend of the Temecula Hot Summer Night series. Don't miss it!

http://www.oldtowndining.com

Temecula Summer Concerts with We Belong

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Temecula Amphitheater , 30875 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA

Free Show for all ages. Grab your lawn chairs and bring the family to the Temecula Community Center. We are really looking forward to playing at this great outdoor venue.