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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, 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

April 4, 2014 First Friday free outdoor concert, City Market 214 East Martin Street Raleigh NC (across from Moore Square) 7 to 10 pm.

April 25, 2014 Last Day of Class party, Sigma Chi House, Frat Court, Chapel Hill 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 

May 2, 2014 Free Outdoor Concert in Historic Downtown Apex (Pre-party for "Peakfest" Apex NC 7 pm to 9:30 pm

May 10, 2014 Abbey Rd Tavern, 1195 West Chatham St, Cary NC (919)481-4434  9 pm to 12 midnight.

May 16, 2014 Heís Not Here, 112 Ĺ W. Franklin St , Chapel Hill (919) 942-7939, 10:30 pm to 1:30 am

May 22, 2014 (Thurs) SpeedStreet Festival, Outdoor Stage. Uptown Charlotte NC 7:15 pm - 8:45 pm

May 30, 2014  Free outdoor concert on the lawn at Meadowmont, 1201 Raleigh Rd, Chapel Hill NC 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

June 7, 2014 Summer Concert Series, Jaycee Waterfront Park, Morehead City NC, free 7 pm to 8:30 pm.

June 21, 2014 Free Outdoor Concert, International Fest,  Lafayette Village, Raleigh NC 12 noon to 2 pm.

June 21, 2014 The Blue Note Grill, 4125 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd, Durham NC, 27707 919-401-1979, 8 to 11:00 pm  6.00 cover

July 26, 2014:   The Pittsboro Roadhouse  39 West Street,  Pittsboro NC  8 pm - 11 pm. 6.00 cover, 919-542-2432

July 31, 2014 (Thurs) Watermelon Festival, Outdoor Concert, Murfreesboro, NC 7pm - 10 pm   

Aug 2, 2014 Abbey Rd Tavern, 1195 West Chatham St, Cary NC (919)481-4434  9 pm to 12 midnight.

Aug 3, 2014 Summer Concert Series on Davidson Town Green, Davidson NC, 6 pm to 8 pm

Aug 7, 2014 (Thurs) Alive After Five!  Pavilion at Epicentre, 210 E. Trade St, Charlotte NC,  7 pm - 10 pm  

Aug 28, 2014 (Thurs) Music on Main Outdoor Concert Series, Main and Franklin Sts, Monroe NC 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sept 13, 2014 The Arts Center, Carrboro NC  details to follow!


Eve Carson Memorial concert 4/13/08

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Beatles and 60s Rock&Roll


At the Casbah 2013


 Live Video!

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

I Saw Her Standing There, February 2008

New 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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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