Meet the Band


Gary Olivas, guitar and vocals
Dre Hazard, keyboards, vocals
Dee, vocals
Jeff Smith, bass guitar and vocals
Tim Hoy, drummer

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Phat Daddy is a high energy band consisting of some of Denver's top nightclub and showroom performers. Drawing upon the unique flexibility of it's five members, this group boasts the ability to provide an outstanding night of entertainment for literally every musical taste. Phat Daddy has electrified audiences in virtually every corner of the entertainment industry. From large scale outdoor events to the most intimate party settings, Phat Daddy has been making special occasions 'extra special' with their high energy dance sets, beautiful ballads, and memorable standards for nearly a decade! Completely self contained, this group handles every technical aspect of their show. Phat Daddy is the band of choice when you're looking for exciting, professional, and responsible musicians for your Wedding, Corporate Event, Night Club, or Special Occasion!

Tim Hoy, Drummer


Tim has been playing drums professionally since the age of 14. He graduated with honors in percussion from The Musicians Institute in Los Angeles and has traveled the world playing in a diverse list of settings ranging from jazz, blues, rock and R&B to pit orchestras, big bands and Gospel artists. He has been the leader and a founding member of Phat Daddy since 1999.

De Thomas, Vocals


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Dre Hazard, Keyboards, Vocals


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Gary Olivas, Guitar



Gary Olivas, aka GaryO, is one of the founding members of Phat Daddy. He began his career as a musician at the age of 5, and has been playing professionally since the age of 10. Gary has played with many local stars such as vocalist Lannie Garrett, Jazz pianist Gene Harris, Blues icon Hazel Miller, and others. His career has recently taken him to the logical next step - Gary has released 3 CDs under the name of GaryO (the most recent, “Six String Drive”, released in March of 2012 – available at “I hope to be playing and recording when I’m 70 + years old...”, says GaryO, “ has been such a large part of my life for as long as I can remember, I wouldn’t know what I would do without it!”

Jeff Smith, Bass Guitar



Phat Daddy bassist and co-founder Jeff Smith has over 35 yrs. of experience anchoring the rhythm sections of several successful bands across the country. He has also led many local bands including The Gravity Band, High Profile and Beyond Control. His solid funky playing and stage personality make him an integral part of the Phat Daddy dance experience. “The highlight of my musical career was a chance to play a few tunes on stage with virtuoso drummer Dave Weckl of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, but playing a great groove to a packed dance floor with Phat Daddy is right up there!