About the Band

The Band - The music makers

The Joe Baes Project is the perfect mix of classic and fresh! Whether with the band, or a solo show, you will feel the music. Playing classic rock, blues, instrumentals, a little country and even throw some new music into the mix. When you attend a show with the Joe Baes Project, you will have a good time! While a Joe Baes Project album is the perfect addition to any musical collection, never pass up the opportunity to catch a live show where the concert will be energetic, the music will rock, and fans can often be caught on stage.

We are currently working on our 2nd CD, and are very excited about the new material. Stay tuned!



Dan Taylor - Bassman

We have known Dan since 2005, we were introduced to him back in the Sweater Kittenz days.  Dan has performed with Joe throughout the years, and Joe was the DJ for Dan's wedding (to China).  We are very happy to have China and Dan as part of the Joe Baes Project family.  Dan has come a long way in his musical journey, and is alway ready to throw down some flair with his magical pedal board!

Jonathan Toler - Drummer

Jonathan is the drummer for the band. He is the timekeeper, he makes sure Joe and Dan don't stray too far from the beat while they are moving around the stage. 

From the very first time Jonathan jammed with the band, they knew he was the perfect fit for the musical style.  Jonathan can play songs that he has never heard before and make you feel like he's played them all his life.


Joe Baes - Guitar/Vocals Songwriter

Joe has loved music as long as he can remember.  After picking up his first instrument at 8 years old, Joe Baes' life quickly became saturated in music. While starting with the trumpet and drums, then attempting the guitar, his curiosity about music led to an unwavering passion. His live performances started humbly at school parties, which guided him to concerts for thousands of Service members. However, it was that first party from his high school days where he developed that love for the stage. Putting his music career on hold (serving 29 years in the Marine Corps) he is now following his passion and sharing his music "experience" with others. He writes songs from experiences and things he sees everyday. His main influence is his number one fan, Donna Kay.  Joe has been in many countries, performing internationally for the military and the locals. He has now settled down in New Bern, NC to work on his music and perform whenever he can.



Mike Galloway (former member) - Bass/Vocals/songwriting and comedy

Mike was the bass player for the band, he also sang and played guitar.  He would sing songs between sets, that have became crowd favorites . He even made up songs on the spot, using suggestions from the audience, these songs can get quite interesting!

Mike was energetic and loved to perform live, he had non stop energy (like the Energizer Bunny) that he brought to every show. Mike is a military veteran, he and Joe met while deployed to Iraq in 2005 and  played music together until 2018. 


Stephanie Edwards - - Guest Musician: Keyboards and Vocals

Stephanie plays keys with the band.  A schoolteacher by trade, Stephanie makes sure these boys don’t get away with too much. She’s a lover of puns, harmonies, and good times – which is why she loved Joe Baes Project right away.

Stephanie learned to play the piano in the back of the school cafeteria in second grade, and hasn’t stopped since (although the audience has changed a lot since then). Whether she’s in front of 30 ten-year-olds teaching ukulele, or behind the keys with Joe Baes Project, she’ll be loving the chance to share music with friends. 

Jenn Crow - Guest Musician: Drums/percussion

Jenn has been playing drums since she was 5 years old. She played for the Havelock High School Marching Rams on their drum line as a snare player. After high school Jenn did a lot of drumming on her own, mixing pop and hip hop songs. Her drumming style fit right in with the band and she can handle the shenanigans (she laughs a lot)!


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Halloween Party!!

The RockOween Extravaganza at BrÜtopia was a blast, it was great seeing all the costumes, and wonderful people.  This was our 4th time performing for BrÜtopia on Halloween, and it gets better every year.

We are filling up the calendar for 2020, so plan your parties or tell your favorite establishments to contact us for a show.

Check our calendar frequently for more live dates!

 Stay classy,



A live clip from our Washington Show!

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