Beggars Banquet is the premier
Rolling Stones Tribute Band of the Carolinas. With six to nine performers on stage, (including keyboards, horn, backup singers, percussion and cello) Beggars Banquet is true to the spirit of the songs and bring all the musical bells and whistles for a live Rock and Roll show that is a unique "Stones"
musical/visual tribute band experience.
A natural tenor influenced by the British Invasion Bands, Paul captures the essence of Jagger’s vocal style without mimicking lending the band a certain authenticity and mystique. Paul is also a keyboard player and the piano and organ parts help the group achieve that extra dimension that is part of the Stones sound. A songwriter as well, his music can be found on Reverbnation under
Paul Quinzi and under Gembox.
Jeff started his musical endeavors playing saxophone for approximately 7 years before taking up guitar at age 14 and has never looked back. He played in numerous bands on Long Island in the 80’s before attending Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. While there, he played in several bands and shared the stage with-among others-Grammy Award winning artist Liz Larin, 7-time Grammy Award nominee composer, producer & songwriter Scott Spock (Avril Lavigne, Shakira, Korn), and astounding guitarist Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was, and the Boneshakers).
Currently, Jeff spends most of his spare time learning new instruments including mandolin, harmonica and recorder, as he sits in with local musicians periodically to perform with these instruments. Jeff is working hard to put Beggars Banquet on the map and spread the word that the Rolling Stones are alive and stronger than ever.
John has been sought after bass player in the Raleigh area for years as some bands John has played in have been, WaxPlanet, Urban soil, Jethorse, Funksandwich, Skycrest, just to name a few. John knows what it takes to hold down the bass in this band.
When Courtney sat in with Beggars Banquet for the first time, we knew we had found our "Bobby Keys." He began playing saxophone at age 11 and honed his chops at Appalachian State, joining his first rock band and playing the legendary Club Amadeus on King Street in Boone. Courtney hasn't put the horn down and has played nationally & internationally, most notably at Buddy Guy’s, Andy’s Jazz Club, Chicago's Linda’s lounge and Cloud Nine In Beijing, China.
Wherever he plays, Courtney amplifies the stage with his high energy saxophone playing and percussion. Recently, Courtney has wowed the local bar/club scene with his own fiery brand of solo sax renditions of popular tunes that keeps em crowds coming back for more.
Mike brings a ton of experience to Beggars as he has been a staple in the triangle area for years and is known by all that follow the music scene as Mikes awesome slide guitar playing is second to none.
Mike is best known for fronting his very successful group, 'Mike Edward's & The Banned' for a decade throughout the southeast.
Originally from suburban Pittsburgh, PA. Drummer/Percussionist for over 35 years. NC resident for 23 of those. Plays and has played in various original and cover bands in the triangle and is our newest member of Beggars Banquet