Meet THE SWEET BEATS
Tom Hawkinson as John Lennon
As co-founder, Tom performed the part of John Lennon with the Midwest’s #1 Beatles Tribute Band for 10 years, (2001 thru 2011). Tom comes prepared with two of Lennon’s Black Rickenbacker 325’s (Ed Sullivan Performance), his Gibson J-160 Acoustic (This Boy), his 1965 Casino (Revolution) and his 1964 Vox AC-30 Amplifier. Tom is also a master of Lennon’s harmonica parts owning them all.
Gary Partin as Paul McCartney
Having performed across the stage from Hawkinson from 2007 to 2011, Gary has developed into a tremendous young McCartney. Once Gary joined, says Tom, the crowd reaction and level of shows we were offered exploded. Gary catapulted us to the next level. Gary plays a 1967 Hofner bass through Paul’s 1964 Vox Bass Amplifier.
Mike Brumm as George Harrison
Fun Fact: Mike was a one time member of the 1960’s Bubblegum Group “The Ohio Express” (remember Yummy, Yummy, Yummy?)
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Dave Baxter as Ringo Starr
Although a newcomer to the land of Beatle Tributes, Dave Baxter is no stranger to the stage. A natural actor/musician, Dave is trained in both The Beatles’ and the British Invasion movement. Playing drums since the age of 12, Dave performed for a number of bands including the Vegas show band, The Van-Dells. Dave is a terrific find for the Sweet Beats. His detailed study of Ringo’s drumming has brought the entire band up to a new level of performance. Dave spends his day’s as a Lecturer in Mass Communication at Wright State University.