11 April 2011

Celebrating 15 Years of the BEAT!

Callin’ out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat?

Lead singer and co-founder of The BeatGirls, Andrea Sanders says the winning girl-group combination originally started off as a ‘fun thing to do’ and 15 years down the track the beat goes on.

“We took our name from the 1960s movie Beat Girl and originally the band did primarily Beatles covers which was unique at the time because, although there were many Beatles tribute bands, none of them were female.”

With the driving force of husband and co-founder Billy Watkins behind them, The BeatGirls quickly built up a loyal customer base, performing regularly at bars and pubs with their jazz and swing, disco, pop, motown and soul routines.

“Having all the genres and eras covered means that we can cater for corporate functions with a slightly older audience but also younger groups who prefer the more modern repertoire,” says Andrea.

This group really does cover all the bases and with their recent introduction of The Lollipop Hour, even children can boogie on down to The BeatGirls.

The BeatGirls’ unrivalled approach to providing an overall amazing event, bursting with energy, positions them in a league of their own.

“I don’t think any act I’ve seen even gets close to the professional performance that you put on every time. Long live the BeatGirls!” – Dominion Post

Around 24 girls have had the privilege of calling themselves BeatGirls over the years and today, nine talented women wait for the call to take the stage as one of the infamous trio.

Proud to call Wellington home, The BeatGirls travel extensively around New Zealand, as well as Australia and most recently Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Colorado Springs, San Francisco, Des Moines, Rapid City, Palm Beach, Fiji, Hong Kong, and Singapore

The group has also been broadcast to millions on NBC’s The Today Show and has performed in front of some of the world’s greatest athletes at not one, but two official Olympic Games in Sydney 2004 and Athens 2008.

But The BeatGirls love calling Circa home when they take to the theatre stage. They have had a wonderful relationship with Circa Theatre over their 15 year incarnation and have performed 5 sell out shows here, with sell out return seasons, to excited and enthusiastic crowds!

Let The Beat go on!

BeatCamp! opens in Circa Two on Saturday, 16 April. Tickets are available and going fast! Book yours by calling the Circa Box Office at 801-7992 or go online at www.circa.co.nz.

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