Mike Brumm as George Harrison. A veteran of the Beatles Tribute world, Mike has performed the role of George Harrison with greats like A Hard Days Night, The Fab Four and others. A one time member of 1960’s icons The Ohio Express (Yummy, Yummy, Yummy), he toured Europe with Tony Sheridan and the Beatles first drummer, Pete Best. He has done repeat performances at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and toured with Billy J Kramer, Gary Lewis, The Hollies & The Searchers. Whether wailing the early hits on his Gretsch Duo Jet or finessing The White Album on his Stratocaster, Rocky, Mike has played them all. 

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.

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.



The Sweet Beats 2017


The Midwest's Finest Beatle's Tribute Band!