BackBeat's Biography

Andy Backbeat band for hire

Andy - Lead Guitar
I hold a Degree (BA Hons) in Popular Music and have over 10 years experience in performing rock and pop music under my belt. I teach electric and classical guitar to pupils of all ages and abilities in York and Leeds and I'm employed by the School of Rock and Pop, a nationwide company specialising in educating school aged pupils in playing and writing popular music as an ensemble. Backbeat is not the only band play in - I also play guitar in a Stone Roses tribute band. I've played at many prestigious venues, including The Cockpit, The Assembly Rooms, Fruit, The Leadmill and The Waterfront to name a few. I also play classical guitar to audiences nationwide.


Chris Backbeat band for hire

Chris - Keyboards/Audio Engineer/Backing Vocals
I graduated with a BA(Hons) Music Production degree from Leeds College of Music and I'm now the Course Leader for Music at Doncaster College and lecturer on the Music Practice / Music Technology HNDs. I also work amongst the programming team at Leeds based Radio Station, ‘Radio Aire’ and produces the JK & Joel Reloaded Show. I also find the time to run a successful recording and production company. Having trained as a pianist from the age of 7, I have grown up playing in bands and ensembles. The things I enjoy the most in my career is combining my enthusiasm for music with my knowledge of technology; utilizing them fully whils playing keys with BackBeat.

Phil Backbeat band for hire

Phil - Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals
Although I'm a bass player for BackBeat, my main instrument is the six string guitar. Specialising in classical guitar, I am not only an avid performer at weddings, restaurants and functions, but I also find the time to teach classical guitar to young pupils in and around Yorkshire. I also teach guitar and bass privately in the Leeds area. I am too, a graduate of the Leeds College of Music, and do session work; my talent and professionalism reflected in the studio work I has been involved with since graduating.


Tom Backbeat band for hire

Tom - Drums/Backing Vocals
Hello I'm Tom - I've been drumming for over a decade, my talent underlined by the First I received in my performance module during my Degree (BA Hons) at the Leeds College of Music. As well as playing for BackBeat, I also perform with Neeta Sarl, a singer songwriter who’s work has been credited by the BBC Asian network. Furthermore, I'm a pit drummer for local theatre ensembles in the Blackpool area and when I'm not performing, I teaches Drums and Percussion privately around Lancashire, and to top it off, I'm a secondary school music teacher.


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