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See The BackBeat Sept 13, 2014 at The Arts Center, Carrboro!!!


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, Chuck Berry, The Kinks 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

Jay Manley - lead guitar, vocals     

Zsolt David - drums, 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

Upcoming engagements

Oct 4, 2014 Heís Not Here, 112 Ĺ W. Franklin St , Chapel Hill (919) 942-7939, 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

Nov 1, 2014 "Whirligig Festival" Downtown Wilson NC, 11 am to 1:30 pm 

Nov 15, 2014 Tailgate Party, Sigma Chi fraternity, Chapel Hill NC time tba

Nov 22, 2014 The Blue Note Grill, Durham NC 8 pm to 11 pm  6$ at door.

Dec 12, 2014:   The Pittsboro Roadhouse  39 West Street,  Pittsboro NC  8 pm - 11 pm. 6.00 cover, 919-542-2432

Dec 13, 2014 "West 54" Mebane NC 10 pm to 1 am 

Feb 7, 2015 Greensboro Symphony Fundraiser Gala, Greensboro NC, details to follow.

Feb 15, 2015 Wedding Greensboro NC.

Feb 21, 2015 Abbey Rd Tavern and Grill, 1195 West Chatham St.Cary, NC 27513 (919) 481-4434 9 pm to 12 midnight.


Eve Carson Memorial concert 4/13/08

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Beatles and 60s Rock&Roll


At the Casbah 2013


 New Live Video!

Nowhere Man (at "He's Not Here," Chapel Hill NC March 2014)

Rock & Roll Music (from UNC Dance Marathon Feb 21, 2009)

I Saw Her Standing There, February 2008

Soundfiles from BackBeat Studios!

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Holly Springs, Feb '09

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

The World of Vox amps

Beatles Gear

Beatles Guitars


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Paul Cole click here

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Other cool sites:

The Experience Music Project

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum



The Beatles (official) and (fan site)

The Rolling Stones