The primary mission of The Cavern Beat is to bring to life the miracle of the Beatles, whose music is perhaps the most significant of our time.
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Starting with founding member and drummer Alan Wagner in 2005, the initial idea was a simple one: perform the music of The Beatles as it was, by them. The band uses only guitars, drums and true voices. No computers or digital processors, no tapes or loops, no modern sounding amps...just pure original Beatles! "We may be the first group trying to sound like the actual vinyl records!" says Alan, and if you listen closely, you'd swear you almost hear the hiss and popsof an LP record before each song.
The Cavern Beat borrows its name from the now world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The Beatles played more shows there than anywhere else in their whole career. Debuting at "the cellar full of noise" in August 2008, and again in 2009 and 2010, The Cavern Beat played to an amazed crowd of "packed in" Beatles fanatics who twisted and shouted the night away. "It must have been something like this for the actual Beatles" says left-handed Armando Regalado, Cavern Beat's man on bass. "The energy reflected back to us from the audience was quite moving!"
This response is typical of any Cavern Beat show. The lads seem to capture the essence and feelings unique to this sort of tribute show. It may because they all share a similar up-bringing to the real Fab Four. Raised in Chicago and Detroit, they all grew up living on healthy doses of music and pizza (versus fish and chips!).
Lead guitarist Doug Couture adds…."The Beatles is all we ever wanted to be like. Their sound, wit, looks. We just love them”. It was this common ground that drove them together to become an amazingly lifelike tribute to one of the greatest musical forces of all time.
The boys promise their audiences a wonderful and exciting evening. "We try to present a unique show every time we go out there " says Jim Irrizary, a look-alike John Lennon who also plays rhythm guitar and harmonica, "based upon the look and feel of the venue and the audience”