Beats Workin plays and sings material ranging from their own energetic original songs and instrumentals, right down through music of the 1940s and beyond, they keep the beat workin on Guitars, Upright Bass and 6 & 8 string Resophonic Steel Guitars.
Beats Workin was conceived by Bob de Wolff and David K. some time in the past 20 years, during informal picking sessions and parties, but they were missing a key ingredient. In May 2013, they met Mark Johnson and a musical match was made. There was now a fine acoustic bass to drive the rhythm of the songs and the vocal harmonies found a third voice.Three words describe Beats Workin’s music: swing, roots and blues.
Beats Workin is first and foremost, musical. The beats work. The audience shares the rich arrangements whether the songs are silly or serious. Each member brings considerable performance experience to the group. The audience feels comfortable that it is in great hands.
Each member can hold down the rhythm AND solo on his instrument. In addition, David and Mark bring finely crafted original material. Bob adds extensive knowledge of swing and jump blues.
Beats Workin’s mix of acoustic bass, acoustic and archtop guitars, 7 and 6 string resophonic steel string guitars is an exciting blend – topped that up with David and Bob’s lead vocals.
*** see us at Summer in the Square, Noon till 1:00 PM, August 20th at Centennial Square (downtown Victoria) ***