Skip Smaldone, a.k.a. The Dr.

Skip grew up in a very musical family. His father was an accomplished musician and his grandparents performed regularly on the vaudeville circuit. Skip began performing professionally at the age of eight in his father's dance band.

Through the years Skip has had many amazing musical experiences, performing with Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Stax legend Steve Cropper and many more. He was also the musical director for legendary comic/impersonator Rich Little.

Skip has also performed in many local and regional bands in New York, Maryland, Virginia and here in Myrtle Beach with Silver at the Beachwagon and with local legends Tim Clark and Kerry Michaels.

Skip is an accomplished keyboardist, bassist and vocalist and also plays trombone, trumpet, guitar and mandolin.

Skip joined Chocolate Chip and Company Band in July 2016.