Richard Graham's Backbeats
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Richard Graham's Backbeats are a stylish performance group from the Thompson Okanagan in BC.
Graham's band fuses driving New Orleans street beats and powerful R&B complimented by soulful vocals of the drumming front man. Backbeats was the feature act of the 2019 Mayor's gala for the arts in Kamloops BC. As an independent journeyman musician and entertainer, Richard Graham has supported a range of acts from Harlem jazz legend Ray Brown, Colin James, Corb Lund to legacy rock act Blue Oyster Cult & Lou Gramm.
In 2018 Graham performed four services for the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra with Canadian fiddler Ashley Macisaac. Richard also performed at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2016.
Drawing from his family roots of boogie woogie piano, blues guitar, violin and drums, Richard grew up singing harmonies with his parents and siblings leading him to US and Canadian tours in his late teens and early twenties. Graham along with the Backbeats strive to keep the roots and creative character of his favorite music alive entertaining audiences with powerful and soulful performances