Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums

Who is Keith Harrold?

Although his schedule never permitted him to be our full-time drummer, Keith Harrold was a bridge over troubled waters for ApologetiX, filling in for us at various times from 1993-2000, when our regular drummers couldn't make it to a particular concert and after each of our first full-time three drummers (Jeff, Rick and Bob) left the band. He still usually sits in with us for a song at our annual appearances at the national "Kingdom Bound" festival near Buffalo NY.

Keith played drums on our "Isn't Wasn't Ain't" project (See the FAQ "What's the Story Behind 'Isn't Wasn't Ain't'?") in 1993 and also played on three tracks on our "Keep the Change" CD in 2001, "Daniel," "Cheap Birds" and "The Ballad of Jesus & Yahweh."

An integral part of the Christian music scene for over 25 years, Keith is a national sales rep for Word Records and has won numerous "National Sales Representative of the Year" awards. He was a founding member of the New Beginning (a.k.a. "the New Beginning Band" and "the Newbs"), one of Western Pennsylvania's first and most popular Christian rock bands in the 1980's. That band reunited as the Paradise Club Band from 1991-94, playing monthly concerts at the Paradise Club in Irwin, PA, the place where we played our first concert and built our fan base from 1992-94. And that's where we also first met Keith.

In addition to his drumming, Keith has blessed ApologetiX many times over the years with advice and guidance based on his knowledge of the Christian recording industry. He is incredibly funny, fiercely loyal, and wildly popular ... a friend in need and a friend indeed. We love you, Keith!