'60s & '70s: Rock 'n Roll of the Cultural Revolution
Beatnik history can be traced back to the steamy coffee shops and
poetry dens of Soho, In New York's Greenwich Village. Today, the
Beatnik legacy lives on in four young men who adhere to the ideology
that music is more than a mere background for our lives.
They perform the music of the 60's & 70's (and 80's, too);
with energy and passion that you won't find anywhere. Capturing
the essence of the music with their charisma, chemistry and natural
talent is why people all over the world are fans of the band.
Since their explosive debut in the early 90s', the Beatniks have
been pleasing audiences ranging in age from eight to eighty with
their signature energy, classic sound and vigorous stage presence.
With over 5,000 performances since their inception, they have
headlined shows that have drawn crowds of 35,000 people, and have
proven to be one of the largest drawing bands, consistently selling
out the venues they play. Performances include: The Seattle
Mariners post-game concert at The Kingdome, Safeco Field,
NYE at Caesar's Palace (Lake Tahoe), Absolut Vodka "Absolute
Album Covers" Release Party (NYC), Aladdin Hotel (Vegas), Ameristar
Casinos, House Band at Muckleshoot Casino (WA), Detlef Schrempf's
Celebrity Golf Classic Gala, The Bite of Seattle, Portland, The
Portland Rose Festival , Taste of Edmonds (sponsored by MTV),
The Seafair Ball, and many major Gala's in many cities throughout
the U.S. In addition, they were the winning band on the world's
premier of the nationally televised VH-1 show "Cover Wars",
hosted by Paul Schaffer from David Letterman.
National sports teams enjoy hiring the Beatniks. The Seattle
Seahawks hired the boys to play two seasons as the house band
during all home games on the turf. The Seattle Mariners, Emerald
Downs Racetrack and the Portland Trailblazers, have all
chosen the band for their events.
National celebrities and legends not only hire the band, but are
frequently seen on the stage playing with them; Alan White (Yes),
Roger Fisher (Heart) and Goldie McJohn (Steppenwolf), to name a
few. When Bruce Willis needed a high-caliber act to christen
his new night club, The Mint, in Sun Valley, Idaho - he
called the Beatniks (Bruce even sat in with his harmonica). Paul
Allen has jammed with the Beatniks on stage, as seen on CNN
and in the Seattle Times Picture of the Year. Other
celebrities including Detlef Schrempf and Richard Karn
(Home Improvement) also had the band play for their private
parties and special events. Some celebrities and others that have
hired the band shall remain confidential, in accordance with their
corporations have chosen the Beatniks to perform at their holiday
parties, awards banquets and product launch parties. These clients
include : Microsoft, Intel, Nike, Merix, Nordstrom, The Bon,
Bank of America, AT&T, Sprint, Costco, Merrill Lynch, Chicago
Title Co, Preston, Gates and Ellis, Polaris Venture Capitol, Vulcan
Inc., Sheraton Hotels, Deloitte & Touché Consulting Group,
MCM, Cisco Systems, SSA Construction, Haagens & Berman Law
Firm, American Seafood's Co, American Bar Association, American
Express, Young Presidents Organization, The Independent Film Channel,
and many, many, many more.
it has comes time to raise funds and awareness, the Beatniks have
come to the aid of charities, associations and volunteer groups
including: Seattle Works, Seattle Emergency Housing, City of
Hope, Treehouse, Leukemia Society of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
United Cerebral Palsy, United Way Boys and Girls Club, plus many
both local and national press acclaim, with The Seattle Times
proclaiming the Beatniks "The Biggest Band in Town"
in terms of popularity, and with Seventeen Magazine hailing
the band's ability to entrance audiences of all ages. The attention
from press has generated requests for shows all over the world,
sending the boys as far as the Hard Rock Café in Cancun
(Mexico) during spring break, where they "played to difficult
(and) injected the entire restaurant with a rare
enthusiasm." Others say: "Fabulous," "Captivating,"
"Festive" "Magical" and "True pro's at
entertaining and performing
From NYC (Absolut& VH-1) to San Francisco and Monterey, CA,
the Reno Hilton (Nevada) to Chilkoot Charlie's (Alaska) and
to Mexico, the band is known to mesmerize audiences throughout the
world. The Beatniks have received kudos from virtually every organization
that they have played for: from nightclubs, private parties, casinos,
corporate parties and weddings. Always praised for their professionalism
and nonstop energy, both on and off the stage. This energy is not
only emoted through their music, but also in their humor, intensity
and spontaneity, as they are able to play practically any song the
audience requests (even if they have never performed it before).
The question isn't "Who has hired the band" but
rather "Who has not!" They want to play for you!
Beatniks are a rarity; not often does a band come along that is
able to do everything right, but do it to near perfection as well.
In true Beatnik tradition, these boys will provide the feel and
soul of an era long erased from our calendars, but not from our
they create the memories of a lifetime.