APX Alumnus Drummer Hospitalized for E. coli
Thu., Oct. 1. 2015 9:36am EDT
ApologetiX alumnus drummer Keith Harrold was recently hospitalized for E. coli, a bacteria you've probably heard about that can cause serious food poisoning. He hopes to be released today. Please join us in praying for his full recovery.
Although Keith's schedule never permitted him to be our full-time drummer, he 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.
Keith played all the drums on our Isn't Wasn't Ain't CD 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 was a national sales rep for Word Records, where he won numerous "National Sales Representative of the Year" awards. He was also 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.
Earlier this year, Keith got into music management and began promoting his first artist, Jessica Saenz, who then won the battle of the bands at the Palace Theater in Greensburg in April. You can learn more about her at http://www.jessicasaenzmusic.com.
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!