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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 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

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 18, 2015:   The Pittsboro Roadhouse  39 West Street,  Pittsboro NC  8:00 pm 6.00 cover, 919-542-2432

April 25, 2015:   He's Not Here 112 ˝ W. Franklin St , Chapel Hill (919) 942-7939,10:30 PM to 1:30 AM

April 30, 2015 (Thurs) Alive After Five concert, Epicentre, Charlotte NC, 5:45 to 9 pm, free

May 2, 2015  Temple Beth Or School fundraiser, Raleigh NC 

June 6, 2015 Summer Concert Series, Jaycee Park, Morehead City, NC 7  to 8:30 pm, free

June 13, 2015 wedding, Chapel Hill NC

July 29, 2015 (Weds) Summer Concert Series, Sunset Beach NC 6:30 - 8:30 pm, free

Aug 29, 2015 wedding, Southport NC

Sept 19, 2015 Abbey Rd Tavern, 1195 West Chatham St, Cary NC (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

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