IDENTITY THEFT (IDT):

IDENTITY THEFT is a professional, high-energy 80s cover band comprised of five experienced and well-rounded musicians. With multiple vocalists (both male and female), their song list covers a wide range of awesome hits from the 1980s and their show is always a crowd pleaser. Identity Theft performs regularly for Disney, city and county festivals, corporate/private events, weddings and clubs throughout California and beyond. Known for their unique medleys, mash-ups, and band interaction, Identity Theft is the spark that ignites any party. Most importantly, Identity Theft loves to engage and include their audience in every show, making each event a truly memorable one.

BIOS

Gino Di Leva

Drums, Lead & Backing Vocals

Gino is an award winning songwriter and accomplished performer.  He has shared the stage with well-know recording acts, such as: Maroon 5, Evan & Jaron, Gin Blossoms, Berlin, Winger, Ton Loc, The English Beat, Eddie Money and many more.  He has over 20 years of professional experience as a live and studio drummer, lyricist, arranger and bandleader in various original and cover projects.  He can be found on tour dates with When In Rome UK and Dr.Iven.  Gino co-wrote and recorded on two hit singles, each reaching 1000 spins weekly on secondary market radio and charting on the FMQB.  He has also been featured in music videos for Decca/Universal as well as celebrity fundraisers.  In addition, Gino is an active motivational speaker and performer, touring schools throughout the United States.  Gino’s undying passion for drumming and songwriting has led him to create and join many successful bands.

Todd McCool

Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Lead & Backing Vocals

Todd has recorded with Grammy Nominated and Award Winners Geoff Emmerick (Beatles, Paul McCartney), Tony Papa (Weird “Al” Yankovich) and Robb Vallier (Wailing Souls, Gin Blossoms). He received original music composition placements on television shows, such as: Melrose Place, Beverly Hills 90210 and Ugly Betty and, as a guitarist, has accompanied several other independent artists with music placements in feature films and television.  Todd performs with several top 40 and classic rock/pop cover bands, including the house band at Howl at the Moon (a national dueling piano bar), Tomasina (a staple at Disneyland), The Mad Hatter band (California Adventure) and Good Cop Bad Cop (highly acclaimed Los Angeles area band, listed on Gig Masters) just to name a few.  Todd has also performed on the same bill as major label artists Six Pence None the Richer, Better than Ezra, and many more.  In addition, he has been part of numerous projects with touring members of Rod Stewart, Sting, 30 seconds to Mars, Frank Zappa, Goo Goo Dolls, LeAnn Rhimes and Kool and the Gang.

Gina Galardo

Primary Lead & Backing Vocals

Gina: the petite girl with a huge voice!  As a graduate from Musician’s Institute, her vocal abilities are powerful and captivating as is her energetic and engaging stage presence.  Gina’s skill set goes beyond her own performance and right to her audience, getting even the shyest of people to get on their feet and shake a leg.  Gina has been showcasing her talents throughout the greater Nashville, TN, and Southern California areas for over six years with various corporate cover bands.  She has opened for and supported (as a vocalist) for 50’s great, Virgil Gibson, singer of the timeless band, The Platters.  Another career highlight was Gina’s vocal performance for the Hollywood Walk of Fame’s 50th Anniversary show, recapped and broadcasted on Los Angeles’ KTLA.  Gina continues to wow audiences everywhere, fronting various high-energy original and cover projects.

Marc Rivera

Bass, Lead & Backing Vocals

Marc is a studio and live performance bassist, singer (and multi-instrumentalist) whose professional recording career began in high school.  His exceptional and obvious talents landed him immediate work with a countless amount of musical projects throughout Los Angeles and beyond, performing at prestigious venues, recording on numerous albums and showcasing for and with major artists, such as: 30 Seconds To Mars, Orgy, and two-time Grammy Award Winner, Bubba Hernandez.  Marc has extensive, international touring experience with various bands, both original and cover in nature.  As a songwriter and producer, Marc continues to expand his music career through film and television as well as within the live entertainment sectors.

Craig Justesen

Lead and Rhythm Guitar

Craig has quite literally been at the forefront of his musical career for the past 25 years.  His diverse talents as a proficient lyricist, songwriter and lead guitarist has labeled him the “go-to” musician.  From original to punk, jazz to funk, Craig has rocked a plethora of styles at a countless amount of venues throughout California.  He has shared the bill with major recording artists, such as: Sponge, Agent Orange, The Dickies, Dave Wakeling and many more.  Craig continues to be the “go-to” guitarist, leading the way both on stage and behind the scenes as musical director for many popular cover and original bands in Los Angeles and Orange County.

CLIENTS

EVENTS

Disneyland Park – Anaheim, CA

Downtown Disney – Anaheim, CA

University of Oregon, Homecoming – Eugene, OR

Ritz Carlton, T.U.S Convention – Dana Point, CA

Harrah’s Rincon Casino, Oasis Lounge – San Diego, CA*

Pala Casino, Center Bar – Pala, CA

Larry H. Parker Holiday Party – Long Beach, CA

Fiesta Hermosa (So Cal’s Largest Arts & Crafts Fair) – Hermosa Beach, CA*

Summer Music/Concert Series:

Sorensen Park – Whittier, CA*

Point Fermin Park – San Pedro, CA*

Eisenhower Park – Seal Beach, CA

Calle Altea Park: Talega – San Clemente, CA*

Central Park – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Gallup Park: Nellie Gail – Laguna Hills, CA*

Mike Ward Park – Irvine, CA

Bluebird Park, Laguna Beach, CA

Sherman Oaks Galleria – Sherman Oaks, CA

Pavilion Park – Irvine, CA

Redondo Beach Educational Foundation Fundraiser, Redondo Beach, CA*

J Lounge Holiday Party & New Year’s Eve Celebration – Los Angeles, CA*

Seal Beach Car Show – Seal Beach, CA.

San Pedro & Peninsula YMCA Youth & Government Boosters Event – Torrance, CA

West End Racquet Club Annual Halloween Party – Torrance, CA*

Overland, Pacific & Cutler, Inc. Holiday Party – Costa Mesa, CA

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – West Los Angeles, CA

Honorary Mayoral Fundraiser – San Pedro, CA

APL, Ltd. Holiday Party – San Pedro, CA

Memorial Day Festival – Arcadia Park, Arcadia, CA

Mariners Main Event Fundraiser – Redondo Beach, CA

Rosemont Pavilion CHP 80s Party – Pasadena, CA

Taste in San Pedro Festival – San Pedro, CA*

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Holiday Party – Long Beach, CA

Crystalaire Homeowners Association – Huntington Beach, CA

Lakewood High School, Class of 1988, 20th Year Reunion Party – Costa Mesa, CA

San Pedro High School, Class of 1989, 20th Year Reunion Party – Long Beach, CA

Burcham Elementary School Annual Harvest Carnival – Long Beach, CA

JTT III – Breast Cancer Fundraiser – Torrance, CA

Ports O’ Call Restaurant New Year’s Eve Celebration – San Pedro, CA

Johnny’s Auto Clinic 20-year Anniversary – San Pedro, CA

Warner Grand Theater – San Pedro, CA

ILWU Holiday Party – San Pedro, CA

Several repeat performances*

TESTIMONIES

As the coordinator and sound engineer of our parks Summer Concert Series, it is a tedious process to obtain a great band with passionate members that are dedicated to provide great entertainment to the public, without causing inconvenience to the facility and event staff. Identity Theft is that band! Every time the band performs at an event of ours, the public is treated to an awesome time. I highly recommend Identity Theft for any shows you are planning…they will rock your event!

Albert Gomez

Recreation Service Manager, County of Los Angeles, CA

Identity Theft volunteered their time and participated in our 10 th annual ‘Remembering Our Veterans and Their Families: Past, Present and Future’ event at Arcadia County Park. The music they provided was enjoyed by everyone and their professionalism and talent contributed to the success of the event. My deepest appreciation and thanks goes out to Identity Theft.

Michael D. Antonovich

Supervisor, Los Angeles County, CA

We had Identity Theft perform for our wedding and they were truly amazing!  They were very easy to work with and accommodating to all our special requests.  Our guests are still raving about how much fun they had, all thanks to Identity Theft! If you want to guarantee yourself a good time, then you better check out Identity Theft

Francis & Olivia Baylen

Residents, Long Beach, CA

Identity Theft is one of the most professional, easy-to- work-with bands I book (and we are currently booking over 70 acts a month). They consistently bring a solid fan base weekly, which most bands cannot produce. Their show is high energy and their playing as a group is as tight as it gets. I highly recommend them for any event or club. They are a pleasure to hear as well as to work with.

C.J. Chiappinelli

General Manager/Booking, Lighthouse Café, Hermosa Beach, CA

Identity Theft is great and I absolutely love them! The variety of music they play is enjoyed by all ages. They not only entertain, but they get people on the dance floor. I have had the opportunity to work with them on many different types of events, and my guests are always impressed. I recommend them with the highest regards.

Lauren Fierro

Booking/Marketing, West End/South End Racquet Club, Torrance, CA

Identity Theft is the best 80s cover band around!!! We hired them in hopes of creating a fun night…and they delivered beyond what we expected! The dance floor was packed the entire night. That said it all. If you want people to dance and have a great time, I highly recommend Identity Theft.

Charlene Young

Redondo Beach Committee Member & Site Advocate, Redondo Beach, CA

Identity Theft was the ‘icing on the cake’ at our party. They are such an engaging and lively band! People of ALL ages truly enjoyed themselves at our event, mostly in part because of Identity Theft. Everyone in the band was so easy to work with as well. We just can't thank you enough, IDT!

Robin Sloam

Crystalaire Homeowners Assoc., Huntington Beach, CA

After hearing about this great band playing in and around the South Bay area, I went to check them out at one of their shows. I knew in a second that they would be that one new band I would add to my performance roster every year. That was three years ago and I have invited them back to play at Music by the Sea ever since. Identity Theft is one of those bands that has total fun on stage and knows how to get the audience revved up, singing, dancing and having a great time to a song list that is like no other. With no effort, they go from song to song keeping you entertained the whole time. As long as I'm associated with this summer concert series at Point Fermin Park (and they haven't became superstars), there will always be an opening for Identity Theft! It's always a pleasure to have them perform and I'm already looking forward to next year!

Michael Caccavalla

Chairperson/Coordinator, Music by the Sea, San Pedro, CA

Really enjoyed the throwback 80's music performed by Identity Theft.  They played well to our crowd and got people off their seats and onto the dance floor.  Loved their personal interaction with the group – the band very much felt like part of the party, not just entertainment for the party.  You can tell that they were having fun up on stage, which was contagious and factored in to the overall festive mood of the night. Thanks to Gino and the rest of the band!  Definitely want to work with you in the future.

Marc Song

Mariners Main Event Co-Executive Chair, Redondo Beach, CA

Great vocals, expert musicianship, and high-energy performances rock the crowd when Identity Theft plays the Charity Beer and Wine Garden at Fiesta Hermosa.

Carla Merriman

Executive Director, Hermosa Beach Chamber of Commerce, Hermosa Beach, CA

Identity Theft is a well-rehearsed, well-behaved bunch of musicians having one helluva good time together on the stage. Not to my surprise, the dance floor was packed all night at our company holiday party. I can’t say enough about the professionalism of the band and the quality of their sound and would recommend them for any party looking for a good blast back to the past!

Lisa Lynch

Director, Human Resources, APL Ltd, Long Beach/Terminal Island, CA

For our 20th high school reunion, we thought it would be fun to relieve memories with the live music we loved. Identity Theft was the perfect band for the occasion with their blend of 80s classics and a high energy performance. From the minute they took the stage until the lights went out, Identity Theft had the crowd on the dance floor. Thanks Identity Theft for making our reunion so memorable.

Lezlie Kurtz

Reunion Committee President, Costa Mesa, CA

My husband and I love Identity Theft and hired them to perform at our wedding. They were loved by all of our guests as well and knew how to get the party going. I had a great experience working with them too as they were organized and always quick to answer any of my questions. I would definitely recommend Identity Theft to others and would like to thank them for making our day even more special. It wouldn’t have been the same without them.

Jolene Castillo

Resident, Hawthorne, CA

Identity Theft performed for both the annual Seal Beach Concert In The Park and the Seal Beach Car Show. Their professionalism, musicality and ability to keep the crowds engaged and dancing made for the perfect recipe for our events! They are a highlight to any function and a great group of individuals!

George Banker

Vice President, Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, Seal Beach, CA

Identity Theft, you guys are incredible!! Thank you SO MUCH for being a part of our fundraising event for Crohn’s & Colitis! You guys rocked!! You brought a wonderful energy to the stage and we received so much praise for having you there! It was awesome!

Amira Shaif

Greater Los Angeles Walk Manager, Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, L.A., CA

The band was amazing, very professional and considerate. I loved how Gina (singer) took control and new how to get the party started. I received tons of compliments on the band and I will definitely keep Identity Theft in mind for my next big event. A big compliment to the band on their organization and coordination, making everything easy and stress free.

Lizette Rodroguez

Resident, Los Angeles, CA

An amazing cover band at the RBEF Gala! They had A LOT of people dancing away on the dance floor.  I would definitely use them for future events.

Diana Otto

Redondo Beach Educational Foundation Committee Member, Redondo Beach, CA