THE UK BEAT | 60'S BRITISH INVASION

 

 

 


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The U.K. Beat is a revivalist band in the tradition of such musically-varied artists as Sha Na Na, the Blues Brothers and the early Black Crowes. (Revivalist bands are performers who are inspired by an entire genre of music and who are dedicated to curating and recreating that genre and introducing it to younger audiences who have not experienced that music first-hand).

In the same way that Sha Na Na were proponents for 1950s doo-wop, the Blues Brothers were evangelists for R&B, blues and soul and the early Black Crowes preached 1970s blues-rock – The U.K. Beat are torchbearers for 1960s British rock.

The four members were inspired to start the band by their shared passion for the British rock renaissance of the 1960s – the uniquely British synthesis of rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, skiffle, beat music, music hall and Tin Pan Alley that evolved into the British Invasion and English psychedelia. It is the musical movement that is considered by rock historians and garage-band cheerleaders such as “Little” Steven Van Zandt to be the foundation of today’s garage rock revival. It is also the music cited by top contemporary bands such as The White Stripes, The Strokes, The Hives and The Vines as their major inspiration.

The U.K. Beat specialize in live performance of music by seminal British bands of the 1960s including: The Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, Animals, Yardbirds, Searchers, Hollies, Zombies, Cream, Move, Traffic, Tomorrow, Troggs, Small Faces, Manfred Mann, Pretty Things, Dave Clark Five, Spencer Davis Group – and the first incarnations of the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Bee Gees and the Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd.

Their repertoire is drawn from the vast catalogue of songs by those bands – especially songs that are rarely performed on stage nowadays. Many of the songs were popular hits on both sides of the Atlantic four decades ago – but did not become fodder on oldies radio – and are thus fresh to the public’s ears. Some of their repertoire is drawn from lost treasures that were hits only in their native UK and that are delightful new discoveries to American fans of the genre.

Wouldn’t it be nice to get on with me neighbors?

But they make it very clear – they’ve got no room for The U.K. Beat 
The band in based in Los Angeles. Since forming in 2003 they have built a substantial local following and have been chosen to play at many prestigious events. They also attract major stars who enjoy guesting with the band.

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For booking information and pricing, call Mark Wood Entertainment in Southern California at 949.748.6850

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