The wedding had both a DJ and the Backbeats. When I walked into the reception prior to anyone else the DJ approached me and said he heard the band warming up and they really sound great. I was so excited and when the Backbeats played the song chosen for the first dance by my daughter and now son in-law. All I could think, gosh they do really sound like the Beatles. I’d recommend the Backbeats to anyone looking for a true Beatle tribute band. A fantastic group of guys with an exceptional talent. That made over 200 people really enjoy the wedding reception.
With more bookings than any other Beatle band in Michigan, The BackBeats is proud to be the only Michigan-based Beatle show to have had sponsorship by both of the major classic rock Detroit radio stations (104.3 and 94.7) and also by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. On Sep 9, 2009, when the Beatles released their record breaking game "Beatles Rockband", it was The BackBeats that was chosen to represent the band for the Michigan market. With the current over saturation of Beatle bands featuring bad wigs and ill-fitting black suits, come see why The BackBeats continues to put on the most entertaining and authentic Beatle show this side of Liverpool.
BackBeats founder, Eli Echevarria (John Lennon), is no stranger to the stage. As an award winning children's entertainer, Eli has performed throughout the Midwest, Canada, and England, and has been an invited guest lecturer at dozens of magic and clowning conventions and workshops. A classically trained musician, Eli has brought together all of his talents to recreate Lennon's music and wise-cracking stage persona.
If anyone was destined for his role, it would have to be Bob Beahon (Paul McCartney). Like Sir Paul, Bob is an accomplished bassist (left handed of course), guitarist, pianist, and drummer, and his first tenor voice gives him the rare ability to easily hit McCartney's legendary high notes. Bob's uncanny recreation of Paul's on stage role as master of ceremonies ensures that a splendid time is guaranteed for all.