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  The Beat (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Beat, known in the United States as The English Beat, was an essential Two Tone ska and pop music group.
Formed in the English city of Birmingham in 1978, The Beat disbanded in 1983.
Members of the band often collaborated on stage with The Specials and performed together on tracks such as "Free Nelson Mandela".
www.bexley.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/The_Beat   (241 words)

  
 The Beat (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Beat, known in the United States as The English Beat in order to avoid confusion with Paul Collins' (of Nerves fame) band of the same name, was an essential Two Tone ska and pop music group.
Formed in the English city of Birmingham in 1978, The Beat disbanded in 1983, but has reformed in the early 2000s with some of the original line-up.
The band is said to have the blessing of Cox, Steele and Saxa (of Desmond Dekker fame).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Beat   (315 words)

  
 The Beat Generation
The Beat Generation formed in 1990 is a rock-n-roll band in the truest sense of the phrase.
From Memphis, the birth place of rock-n-roll The Beat Generation has done it their way and refused to change from its original direction no mater what the current fad may be.
The Beat Generation's latest recordings "Yer Blues" and "Across the Universe" are included on "Fried Glass Onions" an album of Beatles songs done with a Memphis flavor released in January on the Insides Sounds label.
www.thebeatgenerationmusic.com /Band.asp   (249 words)

  
 Questions & Answers: Beat the band
Whatever the original form, and despite those who advocate it, it’s unlikely to be the true origin of to beat the band, for two reasons.
Secondly, to beat the band appears only at the end of that century (it’s recorded first from 1897) and originally seems to have turned up in direct references to music making.
I’m fairly sure that to beat the band originally meant that you sang or played or shouted louder even than an orchestra and so, by later extension, came to refer to anything superlative.
www.worldwidewords.org /qa/qa-bea2.htm   (496 words)

  
 Re: To Beat the Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
In Reply to: Re: To Beat the Band posted by Bruce Kahl on May 19, 2000
The band would be the most audible and conspicuous entity around.
It's reasonable to suggest, as Partridge does, that the later phrase 'that beats the band,' derived from it.
www.phrases.org.uk /bulletin_board/4/messages/1348.html   (280 words)

  
 Gator Beat Band Bio
Gator Beat has been playing dances and festivals on the West Coast for ten years.We specialize in our own brand of South Louisiana music - it combines traditional Cajun and Zydeco with a wonderful mixture of original songs.
He loved the fast dance tempos and when he sat in with Gator Beat in 1990, his fate was sealed.
Linda was one of the original band members and helped craft the Gator Beat sound for 9 years before breaking to play with all kinds of different groups.
www.gatorbeat.com /bio.html   (626 words)

  
 The Beat - dublin - music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Beat was formed in Birmingham in 1978 and were one of the best British ska bands of the early 80s.
The band had a multiracial line up with Dave Wakeling on vocals and guitar, Ranking Roger as rapper and toaster, Andy Cox on guitar, Dave Steel on bass and Everett Morton on drums.
The band were signed to 2-Tone and released the smash hit “Tears of a Clown”.
www.dublinks.com /index.cfm/loc/12/pt/0/spid/3F0DA51E-C513-4943-892F2CDB295D5B6D.htm   (335 words)

  
 Big Beat Blues Band Home Page
The Big Beat Blues Band, formed in 1992, has undergone personnel changes to its current lineup of musicians and is, in effect, a merger of the best of a number of Westchester based bands.
Anchoring the "engine room" is veteran player Rich Holodak, whose diverse and rhythmic drumming skills serve as the backbone of the band.
The band continues to win new fans with its music which is a stunning and refreshing change from the fare served up by typical cover bands.
www.ironhill.com /bbbb   (294 words)

  
 TheStreet.com: Momentum Investing to Beat the Band
I normally trade the trombone players or the drummers, little groups of stocks that move to the same beat of music, but every now and then you can catch them when they all turn at once, just like the band.
This was the band, all turning in the same direction at the same time.
When I see the whole band turning at the same time, it is very obvious and one heck of an attention getter.
www.thestreet.com /pf/comment/momentumtrading-rm/1304239.html   (779 words)

  
 Local band brings beat
The Pennsylvania native band has a refreshing improvisational sound that is hard not to dance to.
The alternative-turned-improv band, composed of Brian Schuman on electrical bass guitar, his twin brother Scott Schuman on drums and Matt Albeck on guitar, have been playing together since they were in the eighth grade.
The band hopes to get a taste of the city life in the future and move to Philadelphia and eventually Manhattan.
www.collegian.psu.edu /archive/2005/03/03-17-05tdc/03-17-05darts-06.asp   (456 words)

  
 Southpinellas: Band keeps the beat, braving bugs, heat
It was the first day of band camp for the 110-member group.
By the end of the week, Wood and his assistant and associate band directors will have gotten the students ready for the upcoming football and competition season.
The band is also preparing for the 25th annual Sound Spectacular it will host on Oct. 6.
www.sptimes.com /News/081501/SouthPinellas/Band_keeps_the_beat__.shtml   (714 words)

  
 Chapter 2 "The Heart Of The Beat"
Tony had worked furiously to find all the right components for this band he put together over the summer and he had solved the problem and virtually hit the nail on the head with becoming associated with his new friend John.
Their band "The Beat" had gotten rave revues.
Tony realized that John was the last dynamic they needed for their band, that he could be the "heart" of their band with his very soulful sound.
www.useless-knowledge.com /articles/apr/may122.html   (982 words)

  
 Merriam-Webster Online
The concept of beating the band is based on the idea of making more noise than the band itself.
So is there any connection between beating the band (which means "excelling, exceeding, or surpassing"), and the beating of the drum which names that act of "publicizing vigorously"; or "proclaiming as meritorious or significant"?
But before we beat a retreat on this topic we'll note that the phrase beat retreat does share an association with both beating drums and beating the band.
www.m-w.com /cgi-bin/wftwarch.pl?081403   (204 words)

  
 BBC - Tyne Music - The Beat
The band from Birmingham was formed in 1978.
Granted, at times they resembled nothing more than a well versed club band, and the rendition of Ghost Busters was a song too far, you can leave that in the rehearsal room thank you very much.
Having said that the relationship between the band members was fantastic, it’s great to see a bit of effort put into not only playing well, but getting down on the ‘soul review’ co-ordinated movement thing.
www.bbc.co.uk /tyne/music/2004/03/thebeat_review.shtml   (429 words)

  
 Stevens Point Journal - Band beat   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The band has played at Clark Place a couple of times, but for this gig, they'll be doing some things differently.
The band recorded four albums on a major label and played shows with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Ted Nugent.
For awhile the band was called the "Grateful Dead of the Midwest;" then it split, and the players went their own ways.
www.wisinfo.com /journal/spjentertainment/277594928478472.shtml   (998 words)

  
 Celtic Clan, To Beat the Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
To Beat the Band, my second exposure to Celtic Clan on CD, is a closer approximation to the show I saw at Boston's Black Rose (which is odd, since it's the earlier of the two recordings).
The band is Frank Ryan, Hughie Purcell and Billy Hardy.
There's no doubt that Celtic Clan is stronger on stage than in the studio, but given that Boston is a far commute, I'm glad to have the band on disc.
www.rambles.net /cclan_beatband.html   (238 words)

  
 District Administration: Speaking Out   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The band director and proud administrator can boast that the band "earned" an "exemplary" for the 74th straight year in a festival they paid to attend.
This year her band director told the kids that they could bring a Walkman to listen to or go outside during the other performances.
This is the worst sort of capitulation and reinforces the misguided notion that parents attend school concerts because they love the sound of seventh graders playing their instruments.
www.districtadministration.com /page.cfm?id=164   (796 words)

  
 version_anglaise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
carry you away with their rhythm and you will appreciate the affluence of this great band thanks to the tunes of different instruments, the warmth of the rhythms and voices so as the flexibility of their ad-lib performances.
She is one of the singer [ ou autre choix : vocalist] of the group.
The New Beat's Band est reconnu par les tournées Art et Vie du Ministère de la Communauté Française et la Province du Hainaut.
www.geocities.com /newbeatsband/version_anglaise.htm   (298 words)

  
 New Gibraltar Encyclopedia of Progressive Rock GI-GO
Not unlike many of their contemporaries, I Giganti began as a beat band in the mid-1960s, made at least one Italobeat album and a large number of more or less successful singles, and then broke up in 1968 - only to reform in 1971 for a brief burst of progressive glory.
Goblin were a very prolific band from Italy, who injected much of the "progressive" idiom into their music, most of which was in the form of horror movie soundtracks.
The band continued in a constant state of evolution throughout its history--in terms of both the music itself and the personnel.
www.gepr.net /gi.html   (12565 words)

  
 Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band - Home
From weddings, beach parties, luaus and backyard bbq's to concerts, festivals, college functions and more, the Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band will make your next event a time to remember.
Whether dancing to the lively rhythms of the Caribbean or relaxing to the soothing sounds of the steel drum, feel the heat of the Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band.
Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band performs in the Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and for major events nationwide.
www.tropicalbeat.com   (76 words)

  
 Atlanta Beat Band - Official Website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
For Atlanta wedding bands, for Atlanta party bands this is it.
Atlanta Beat Band: The best band in Atlanta for weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, fundraisers and corporate events.
You have reached the Atlanta Beat temporary homepage which is under development.
www.atlanta-beat-band.com   (120 words)

  
 The Embrooks' Website!
Most of the material is original, and when a band covers the obscure Say Those Magic Words by Birds' Birds, as well as Dutch '60s tunes, you know their record collection must be pretty deep.
England's leading contemporary freakbeat/mod band return with a brand new 4-song CD which will wet your appetite until their 3rd LP is completed in 2003.
Though it seems strange that The Embrooks are still looking for the next long-playing record deal, considering the colourful '60s influenced picture sleeve coming with every release of theirs, it would be a shame not to have them every now and then, which comes as a result of frequent single releases.
www.embrooks.freeserve.co.uk /revpt2.htm   (4660 words)

  
 Midwest Beat Magazine
Each issue of "Midwest BEAT Magazine" includes local band features, national artist interviews, local music news and happenings, a Chicago area concert guide, CD reviews, and a variety of monthly music columns covering such genres as the blues, country music, and heavy metal.
There are also monthly columns with in formation of CD releases, music law issues, living a rock lifestyle, horoscopes and more.
Midwest Beat, LLP - Content and Images not to be used without written permission.
www.midwestbeat.com   (116 words)

  
 Beat Street Band - funk, R&B, and Top 40s dance music
is a professional band providing LIVE music for all occassions and genres.
is the one-man band with a full band sound.
Band plays a continuous stream of music, including CD's during breaks.
www.beatstreetband.com   (104 words)

  
 The HooK: MUSIC REVIEW- More than OK: Afro beat band wins converts
It was impossible not to move something to the sound that was happening on stage.
On cue with the end of his phrases, the horns hit and led the band into variations of the basic rhythm.
But as soon as they started to play, I was back in the paralytic zone-­ neck frozen and eyes glued to the stage--and grateful that Antibalas decided come our way again.
www.readthehook.com /stories/2003/01/30/musicreviewdamani.html   (404 words)

  
 US Beat Band - Official Homepage -Atlanta Party Band 770-518-1317   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
US Beat is the best band for weddings, corporate events, bar and bat mitzvahs, and fundraisers.
US Beat band is the most versatile band in the southeast.
US Beat performs with unsurpassed energy and musicianship.
www.us-beat-band.com   (84 words)

  
 Big Beat Blues Band Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
To all those who showed up at Flanigan's on Saturday, May 9th expecting to see The Big Beat Blues Band, we wish to apologize for the stupidity and callousness demonstrated by the owner of the establishment.
Contrary to what you may have heard, this is the real story: The band showed up at the appointed hour and was prepared to play.
As a band, we are highly dedicated to delivering the best performance possible.
www.ironhill.com /bbbb/apology.htm   (153 words)

  
 The Beat Initiative
The Beat Initiative is a community and carnival arts production company, formed in 1993 by David Boyd its Director.
Artists, actors, musicians, dancers and others are employed on projects to deliver workshops and events.
The Beat Initiative’s Belfast Carnival has been a highlight of the annual programme, involving up to 1,000 local participants, volunteers, artists and performers from across the city and an audience from home and abroad.
www.belfastcarnival.org   (85 words)

  
 « Meat Beat Manifesto, Band Members Past & Present »
Was present from the very beginning, up until the end of the second tour.
Meat Beat Manifesto stopped using the dancers in their live show beginning with their third tour (with Consolidated).
Was in charge of visuals and latex props for live shows during the first two tours.
www.digitalchemist.com /mbm/history/mbm_bandmembers.htm   (632 words)

  
 Ted Weems and His Orchestra | More 1940 "Beat the Band" Shows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Some may even recall the band’s other vocalist, Marva (later to become film star Marilyn) Maxwell, or Weems’ best—known “intrumentalist,” the unrivaled whistler, Elmo Tanner, who helped make “Heartaches” a mega—hit for Weems and the band.
This is standard dance—band fare, enlivened at times by a dixie beat, with Como featured on half a dozen selections including “Indian Summer” and “Fools Rush In,” Tanner on three (“Charming Little Faker,” “Polka Dots and Moonbeams,” with Perry on “When It’s Twilight on the Trail”).
The orchestra sounds largely generic, and the album’s main points of interest are Tanner’s remarkable whistling (an art that seems almost to have vanished) and the early vocal development of soon—to—be superstar Perry Como.
www.allaboutjazz.com /reviews/r0601_092.htm   (376 words)

  
 Moviefone: Beat the Band Movie
Synopsis: The Broadway musical Beat the Band was boiled down to B-picture terms in this RKO Radio programmer.
The NY Times review of Beat the Band, a John H. Auer film starring Frances Langford and Ralph Edwards.
Kidd Video, To Beat The Band -- The gang ends up in the Flipside, and has to save the people of Neon City from the Master Blaster's toying with time.
movies.aol.com /movie/main.adp?mid=1052604   (286 words)

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