The Quik Beats are a live revivalist mod band from the Midlands of England that aim to bring the genuine 1960’s concert experience to a new generation of music lovers.
Whilst mod may be an accurate shorthand description for their sound, the band draws its inspiration from from early American rhythm and blues, via a mainstay of mid sixties “British Invasion” and “beat”’ music, right through to psychedelic material from the summer of love and beyond.
Authenticity is the key focus of the band in every track and every gig they perform. It’s in the instruments where a Hammond organ is paired with a vintage rotating Leslie speaker cabinet to provide the swirling tones of Steve Winwood and Booker T Jones while a Custom Shop Gibson ES335 and Fender DeVille produce the precise sound of the era. It’s also in the musicianship where a fastidious attention to detail positions every mid-lyric breath in the right place and every beat and bassline exactly where the original track dictates.
Mostly though, it’s in the attitude. It’s that hard working, professional drive to win crowds over with great playing and the authentic enthusiasm that comes from growing up with the music and having been part of scene ever since.
At a Quik Beats gig you can expect to hear an eclectic mix from artists like The Spencer Davis Group, The Animals and The Kinks; rare soul from Nolan Porter and Julian Covey; and mod classics from The Who and The Small Faces. Check out our Jukebox page for more.
To learn more about The Quik Beats, head over to the sounds/pictures section where you can watch live video, see photo galleries and buy the band’s new EP single. To find out when they’re next playing near you there’s the gig guide. And if you’re interested in booking the band check the Promoters page first and then just get in touch.