About Us

Andy (Hammond/Keys)

Paul (Guitar/Fuzz)

The Beatniks are a Mod/Hammond/Garage/Soul/Beat band from Southend in Essex and are Andy McAvoy on Hammond Organ and Keyboards, Heather Campbell on Drums, Sean Thorogood on Bass and Paul Lupton on Guitar. December ‘14 saw the Beatniks perform their live début as part of the annual Beatles Convention at the Railway Hotel in Southend and the next few months saw the Beatniks play dates around the South East including Crossfire at 229 The Venue and the Buckingham Palace Scooter Rally at the Strongrooms in London, the Three Wise Monkeys in Colchester and various dates in Southend such as the Almost Grown Summer Special, the Great London Ride Out at Chinnery’s and several dates at the Railway Hotel. In September 2015 the Beatniks recorded CC (Love Surprise) and Ball & Chain, which was the band’s first foray in writing original tunes. There are some exciting times to look forward to, so look out for the Beatniks playing a stomping set of original songs, cover versions and instrumentals at a venue near you soon. For further information about booking the Beatniks, send us a message or fill in our contact form on our website and we will see what we can do.

Sean (Bass/Groove)

Heather (Drums/Beats)



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