History of The BBC Band
In 2002, Gary Astridge was in search a hobby and it was a natural for him to combine his two biggest passions, The Beatles and playing drums. Gary placed an ad in a local musicians website looking for anyone interested in meeting for a Beatle jam. The response was immediate and one session led to another, and as word spread, more and more people became involved. Beatle jams were taking place twice a month and the caliber of talent participating reached a professional level. A core group developed, and the music was so good that a decision was made to form a band. Through time and circumstance, personnel changes were made, resulting in a group of individuals that shares the same desire in recreating music from the most creative decade in pop music history.