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Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Beatles & 60's rock & roll band The BackBeat pleases crowds of all ages with hits from the Fab Four along with timeless classics from The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Monkees and more! Since 2001, The Backbeat have built a loyal following of college students and young-at-heart fans of all ages. Their repertoire spans The Beatles’ entire career, and they take great pride in striving to reproduce the songs as true to the originals as possible - including 3 and 4 part vocal harmonies.  Fans young and old alike share the band’s enthusiasm and love for these hits, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

 

The BackBeat:

Paul Cole - bass guitar, vocals

Andrew "Nihilo" Edwards - rhythm guitar/keyboards, vocals

Ben Lassiter - lead guitar, vocals     

Zsolt David - drums, vocals

Ex-Members:

Chris Chamis - drums,vocals  - June 2001 thru Dec 2007

John Covach - lead guitar -  June 2001 thru March 2004

Jon Heames - lead guitar -  March 2004 thru August 2007

Brad Newell - lead guitar - Sept 2007 thru Dec 2007

Ron Parent - lead guitar - Jan 2008 thru June 2011

Jay Manley - lead guitar - July 2011 thru Aug 2015

Upcoming engagements

Apr 29, 2016:   He's Not Here, 112 ˝ W. Franklin St   Chapel Hill NC (919) 942-7939, 10 pm to 1 am  

May 14, 2016:   Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC pittsbororoadhouse.com/ 919-542-2432, 8 PM to 11 PM  7.00 at door

May 21, 2016:   He's Not Here, 112 ˝ W. Franklin St   Chapel Hill NC (919) 942-7939, 10 pm to 1 am Cancelled due to weather.  Will probably be rescheduled for June 17.  

May 26, 2016: Corporate event, Grove Park Inn, Asheville NC, 6 pm 10 10 pm

Jun 11, 2016:   Waterfront Park, 9th Street, Morehead City NC, 7 pm to 8:30 pm

Jun 18, 2016:   Abbey Rd Tavern, 1195 West Chatham St, Cary NC (919)481-4434  9 pm to 12 midnight. http://abbeyroadcary.com/

Sept 10, 2016:   Abbey Rd Tavern, 1195 West Chatham St, Cary NC (919)481-4434  9 pm to 12 midnight. http://abbeyroadcary.com/

Oct 15, 2016:   Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC pittsbororoadhouse.com/ 919-542-2432, 8 PM to 11 PM  7.00 at door

Eve Carson Memorial concert 4/13/08

 

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At the Turnage Theatre Washington NC 10/24/15

 

 

Beatles and 60s Rock&Roll

Charlotte EpiCentre April 30, 2015

At the Casbah 2013

 

 

Cat's Cradle, Oct 14, 2006

at WB Yeats, Fall 2003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our new ride ;)  April 2007

  Many of the guitars we use in the BackBeat are authentic Beatles instruments, i.e. the same brands and models the Beatles used.  Here are some links on Beatles equipment:

The Beatles and Rickenbacker Guitars

Beatles Gear

Beatles Guitars