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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 Beatlesí 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 bandís 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

Zsolt David - drums, vocals

Barry Briggs - lead guitar, vocals


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

Keith Buckley - lead guitar 2017-2018

Upcoming engagements

July 27, 2018:  Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro 919-542-2432 8 pm to 11 pm, 8.00 at door.

Sept 14, 2018:   Union Point Park,  210 E Front St, New Bern, NC  6:30 pm to 9 pm,  free!

Eve Carson Memorial concert 4/13/08



Beatles and 60s Rock&Roll

 Presenting new lead guitarist Barry Briggs! July 2018

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