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The story of HeartLine really go back to 1981 or 1982 at Germantown High School in Germantown TN, where I (Keith) was in the tenth grade. It was there that I met my future sister-in-law, Gina Mallamo, now Gina Mallamo-Mickiewicz. Gina and I both sang in Germantown’s Concert Choir, and Gina also sang in the Chorale, since she has a fantastic voice. Looking back after all these years, that was where HeartLine really got its start. So that is how Gina and I met, and we graduated together from Germantown High School in 1984. After the two of us graduated we both went our separate ways, and it wasn’t until the late 1990’s that we would meet up again when I found out that she was dating my brother-in-law.

I met Dave in the mid 1980’s, and he is the bass player for HeartLine. In the 1980’s we played in several bands together playing mostly hard rock and hair metal. We played stuff like Dokken, RATT, Bon Jovi, and other metal/hair metal bands music. Something that I find interesting is that when I played with David, we played at Ridgeway High School in Memphis TN, and that’s the high school that my future wife attended (she doesn’t remember our performance). It was the late eighties when I started focusing on college, career, and getting married that I stopped playing music. If you skip forward about twenty-five years to 2017, I had reconnected with Dave through Facebook. We talked a little and decided that we still had the fever. The two of us got together one weekend, and to be honest, we did not sound very much in synch. However, we worked together for a couple of months and which point I decided to ask Gina if she felt like singing and playing some keyboards. After some coaxing(begging) she decided that she would join us, and we would make a go of it. Finding a drummer was the next step, and it was a fairly big step. After trying a number of drummers, and either we didn’t want them; or they did not want us we met up with our drummer Ivan Pannell. We all have pretty much the same vision which is to deliver the best rock of the seventies and eighties to our audience. Hopefully we will see you soon at one of our shows.

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