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.                          


Paul Quinzi, Lead Vocal / Keyboards

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 Larsen, Guitar and Backing Vocal

 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 harmonica, mandolin, recorder, and reacquainting himself with the sax, 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.


Dillon Partin, Bass

Dillon Partin is a dynamic, “in the-pocket” bass player as well as a touring and recording veteran with an eclectic musical resume--ranging from theater productions, film scores, punk bands and everything in between. Dillon performs regularly with some of the Carolina’s finest blues, rock, and pop groups. Originally from Houston, Texas he currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He uses Aguilar Amplification with Fender & Sire Bass Guitars.

Saxman !

Courtney Watkins, Sax / Percussion

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.  Recently, he has led local funk band Funk Sandwich and sits in as a special guest with various Triangle area bands. Courtney amplifies the stage with his high energy saxophone playing and percussion.


Caleb Knott, Guitar

Born and raised in North Carolina, Caleb, the newest member to the Beggars Banquet, has been playing guitar for most of his life. When Caleb's not keeping it "Keef", he is doing session work and writing tunes with his band, "Odds Be Damned".


Tony Hartt, Drums

Tony rocks the drums in several local bands.