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The Beat Pilots

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About The Beat Pilots

Recognised as THE best covers band in Merseyside. Indie, pop and rock with attitude.
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Belting out legendary licks from music’s most influential icons from the last 50 years, The Beat Pilots are a rock and indie party band covering everything from the Arctic Monkeys through to Zeppelin! No strangers to rocking dancefloors & anthemic sing-alongs, The Beat Project know exactly what it takes to get your guests in the party mood! We have our own lights and PA. Please let us know if you require more info. The Beat Pilots are… Aaron Sherlock: Lead Guitar & Lead Vocals, 37, Wirral Nic Smith: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals, 38, Wirral Dave Walkerr: Drums & Backing Vocals, 30, Wirral

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Covers
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Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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The Beat Pilots' Song list

1950s -1980s
I Saw Her Standing There – The Beatles
Town Called Malice – The Jam
Misirlou – Dick Dale
You Really Got Me – The Kinks
Do You Love Me – The Contours
Faith – George Michael
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Tutti Fruity – Little Richard
Proud Mary – Ike & Tina Turner
Teenage Kicks – The Undertones
Hard Days Night – The Beatles
Wipeout – Surfaris
Hound Dog – Elvis
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
Blitzkrieg Bop – The Ramones
Fire – Jimi Hendrix
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Everybody Want To Rule The World – Tears For Fears
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Back In The USSR – The Beatles
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr
1990s to Today
Chelsea Dagger – Fratellis
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
I Bet That You’d Look Good On The Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
Fight For Your Right – Beastie Boys
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Last Nite – The Strokes
Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Basket Case – Green Day
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
When The Sun Goes Down – Arctic Monkeys
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Parklife – Blur
Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet
Cigarettes & Alcohol – Oasis
Fire – Kasabian
All The Small Things – Blink 182
Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age
Times Like These – Foo Fighters
Song 2 – Blur
Brianstorm – Arctic Monkeys
Customer questions

Will the singer be the same as who I see in the videos?


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What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We can adjust pricing to suit the client

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?


How much time do you need to set up?

1 Hour

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?


Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?


Can you learn song requests before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and passion. We adore playing live and that reflects in our performance, which then feeds to the audience.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Cavern, O'Neills chain, McCooleys chain, The Church in Chester. Lots of hotels in the North West

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The Beatles, Oasis, Kings Of Leon, Arctic Monkeys

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

The Cavern

The Beat Pilots' Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1000
Up to 2 hours£1200
Up to 3 hours£1350


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The Beat Pilots' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kim H
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

These chaps were awesome. Great set list, read the room well, excellent comms. I would book them again in a heart beat! Thanks for an epic night. Kim

Reply from The Beat Pilots
3 months ago

Thanks Kim you ledge! A great night was had by all, so thanks again for booking us for your 40th Party. Hopefully catch you all soon. Rock n roll

Andrew M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were superb! From before we even booked them they communicated fully with us and listened to all our ideas for what we wanted. Communication was excellent all the way through and on the day they showed up with plenty of time for setting up and to meet with us. The first dance song was performed incredibly and they followed up with another song choice we had for our “Back to the Future” moment. Incredibly friendly and excellent musicians they had everyone partying all night long. They even allowed my groom to sing a song to me too! Can not rate them high enough! They were brilliant and we would book them 1000x over! Loved the touch of the set list and a pic at the end of the night too!

Reply from The Beat Pilots
3 months ago

Thanks Rachael and Andrew. What a fantastic night, it was an honour to play for you guys and we really enjoyed ourselves too. Catch you both soon! x

Scott L
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

The band were amazing and fit our festival down to a tee! Would highly recommend!

Liz S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

They were fantastic. Really started our evening off in style. Very professional. Fully recommended.

Reply from The Beat Pilots
1 year ago

Thanks Liz. Nice one for having us on we all had a great time!

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From other customers:

Jonathan R
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Royden Park
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5 out of 5

Booked The Beat Pilots for our wedding on Friday and they absolutely made our night. Had everyone up on the dancefloor, great music, and just all round nice guys who helped make great memories. Would highly recommend for any function!

Mark H
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Little Neston
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5 out of 5

Fantastic band. Played at our wedding in Little Neston on 16th July and smashed it. Really contributed to the atmosphere at our party. Got the audience rocking and everyone commented on how good they were. We highly recommend them to anyone who’s taste in music is similar to ours. Also, communicated really well as we made the arrangements in the run-up to our big day, special thanks to Nic for this. Thanks again guys for your contribution to a special night. Mark & Becky.

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