Our Praise Band

Our Sunday morning Church service offers contemporary worship music led by our Praise Band! We have been told that the words to our music energizes
people and gives people the feeling that they are singing a prayer.
Geo Valle- Bass
A native of the Los Angeles area, Geo has been entertaining Southern California audiences for the past 42 years. Geo performs in a wide range of musical formats, everything from TV commercials, contemporary music of all styles, as well as jazz and swing. An accomplished bassist, as well as a popular band leader, Geo has single-handedly redefined the Los Angeles Bing Band scene. He formed his own 19-piece Big Band. Geo has been part of The Bay’s Praise Band for over 11 years. With his seasoned experience, Geo brings not only a good natured fun to any occasion but a musical experience of the highest quality.
Nuribeth Tardillo- Vocals
Nuribeth discovered her love for music at a very young age. She was raised in the church and she became a worship leader early in life. Her love for music and service continued throughout the years as she served in kids ministries and missionary work. Eventually, her love for music led to a professional career. Nuribeth is finishing up her bachelor’s in music, and plans on pursuing a master’s in music. She lovers her community, her church community, and loves to serve others.
Phil Ernest- Guitar
Phil was born and raised in Los Angeles. He started playing guitar at the age of 10 and hasn’t stopped! He has been a full-time musician for over 25 years, and is co-owner of Anthem Music Lessons in Chatsworth. Phil has been playing with The Bay Praise Band for about 7 years, and is looking forward to many more.
Paul Vargas- Keyboard
Paul is an L.A. native with many years experience in the performing arts. He is an in-demand sideman/session player with a fixture in many L.A. nightclubs. He has traveled the world many times over as a performer. Paul also performs for all types of private events. He has a degree in music from Cal State Northridge, and maintains  a busy performing and teaching schedule.
Jaewon Kim- Drums
Jaewon is a Los Angeles based drummer. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. After taking music lessons from a young age, he started his career early with the support of a musically inspired family. Jaewon relocated to Los Angeles at the age of 18, and has since worked with various artists a broad spectrum of genres across the city. Jaewon is  currently contributing his musical ability to God and his community at The Bay Church.