About BackBeat

We perform for guests at special events, such as weddings, corporate events and private parties all year round.

You can expect a young, energetic, big sounding, friendly, engaging band who are always smiling and, of course - a full dance floor all night long.

As a professional Yorkshire band for hire, we all aim to be as reliable as possible, however, sometimes due to illness or availability some members of the band will be replaced by professional deputy musicians of a similar high standard.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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.