The new band from David Pack of Ambrosia and Fred Beato of Beato Bags.
Beato Band's album has been released! CLICK HERE to pre-order the physical CD, high-quality download, and t-shirts, through our fantastic BandCamp page! For those wanting to puchase specifically on iTunes, CLICK HERE! Go to our music page to hear samples of a few songs.
CLICK HERE to check out the amazing story about Fred and David's journey that appeared in their hometown paper The Daily Breeze on Christmas Day, as well as pre-reviews and quotes from industry leaders!
Then check out the debut video "My Old Friend," filmed in and around their hometown stomping grounds of the South Bay, on YouTube now - CLICK HERE!
BEATO BAND DEBUT ALBUM
Is Available NOW!!
"CUBA BC" Captures Major Media Attention
We have been capturing major U.S. media attention with our new song "Cuba BC (Before Castro)" the true life story of Fred's journey to America from Cuba in 1962 as part of "Operation Pedro Pan." (Read more about Fred's journey.)
The coincidental timing of Pres Obama's historic visit to Cuba while starting to normalize US-Cuba relations couldn't be a better backdrop for the release of our song. David wanted to capture and preserve Fred's memories of the paradise Cuba once was "before Castro" and communism forced his mother to send him alone to America at age 10.
We have released a preview video to accompany the song, with footage of us in studio, on stage, as well as photos from Fred's childhood. The song and video got the attention of both CNN Español and NBC TV, leading to feature stories with Fred talking about Cuba and immigration, and David and Fred playing their song together. Even Fred's mother is featured!
CNN Español TV: Watch News Segment
w/ John Cadiz Klemack: Watch News Segment
Watch the "Special Sneak Preview" video of Cuba BC HERE
DAVID PACK on SIRIUS XM-
Debuts Beato Band Songs
David Pack was recently in NYC taping a guest DJ appearance at the Sirius XM headquarters. This will be the radio debut of Beato Band!
The theme of his segment, which will air starting this Thursday 2/18 at noon EDT on The 70's at 7 channel, is the California Sound & Artists David has produced or performed with. He will interweave songs with stories behind those songs.
Included in the playlist are excerpts of four Beato Band songs:
My Old Friend (current single,) plus the world-premiere of the songs Somedays, Cuba BC, and the Beato Band cover of the 60's classic Friday on my Mind!
David's episode premieres this Thurday 2/18 @ Noon Eastern time. Encores: 2/18 3pm; Fri 2/19 1am & 10pm; Sat 2/20 8am; Sun 2/21 4am & 5pm - all times Eastern. Show length is about 1:15.
David with Sirius XM's Human Numan (Producer of 70's on 7 Channel)
CUBA BC - THE SONG THAT IS FRED'S TRUE LIFE STORY
Fred "Fernando" Beato was born in 1952 and raised in Cuba where his father played violin for the Cuban Philharmonic. Sadly his father passed away when Fred was young, then when Fidel Castro came to power and turned the idyllic Cuban island paradise into an oppressed Communist country, his widowed mother Cory selflessly sent Fred to Miami at age 10, alone, during Operation Pedro Pan (Peter Pan- sending kids to Neverland) to give him the chance for a better life. (Click below for more)
1968 - FRED AND DAVID'S BAND WINS U.S. BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Read the Symbols of Tyme Story
It was 1967 and young high school sophomore, drummer Fred Beato, had a vision to put a band together. Not just any band, but “his own” hand-chosen band. He was an unstoppable force with that hot Cuban blood and eye-of-the-tiger hunger who followed his instincts and managed to corral a bunch of multi-ethnic local musicians to form what would become the hottest band in the South Bay of Los Angeles.
JUST FOR FUN - 60's SURF ALBUM COVERS!
Growing up in Torrance, next door to the Beach Boys hometown of Hawthorne, Calif. Fred & David loved the old 60's surf albums.
Here are some of our favorites, SCROLL THROUGH, check 'em out!
We're missing several classics, so please send us some of your favorites (JPEGs) and we'll be happy to add them!
SOME OF OUR FAVORITES: