Added Feb 2015


'Hamburg Beat are a 21st Century Beat Group, playing raw and raucous rock n roll first heard in the early 60's beat clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg.

A brief history

Originally called 'The Word', the teenage beat group played a mixture of Hamburg rockers, interspersed with a few well known early sixties hits. Despite a highly successful period in the early 1980s, the band decided to concentrate on writing and recording their own original material and over several years recorded and performed their own songs (though always with a few 'Star Club Tapes' classics in their set lists !!)

Up to date

In 2012, the group reformed with three original members (Mark, Mac and Phil), joined on stage by Mark's son Alex, who "looks like Stu, but plays like Macca". This time around, there were to be no compromises in their set list, with the group focused on faithfully reproducing the raucous rock n roll of the early 60's Beat Club scene.

Now regularly performing across the UK and overseas as 'Hamburg Beat', the group have received rave reviews for their authentic interpretation of a night at The Star Club in the early 60's.

The leather clad Hamburg Beat 'Mach Schau' by playing rock n roll classics by Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins alongside some slightly more obscure songs from the era.

The group have taken their Hamburg Sound to festivals in Belgium, Norway and Finland. The band has also appeared a number of times at The Cavern Club, Liverpool and made a successful debut at International Beatleweek, in 2014. Hamburg Beat have also been asked to return to Liverpool for International Beatleweek in August 2015.'

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We're also on Twitter: @HamburgBeat

Facebook: Hamburg Beat page

YouTube channel: (older videos on the wordBand channel)