The Backbeats
Federal Way, Washington


Mike Cowles ~ Guitar
Gary Hoskins ~ Bass, Vocals
Andy Volmer ~ Guitar, Vocals
Craig "Gringo" Williams ~ Drums

Playing primarily classic rock - Beatles, Zombies, Guess Who and more.  “The Backbeats” name came about, while two of the members were talking about the direction of the group one night down in Federal Way.  While trying out guitar players and later though creative differences, the band never really got off to a good start.

Other Pacific Northwest Bands you might of seen these guys in.

Gary Hoskins: The Unknowns, 100 Proof, The Blenders, Slightly Smashed Pumpkins, The Nadz.

Andy Volmer: The Unknowns, 100 Proof, The Eggmen, The Slackers, Hiwatt.

Craig “Gingo” Williams: The Eggmen, The Backbeats.

Gary Hoskins, May 2003

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Last Update:   2 January 2005
Credits: Gary Hoskins
Band # 1232