The fabulous Beatmen formed in the late 50s, with all the lads coming from Arnold in Nottingham.They played all over the UK with the most memorable event being a performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London.They toured Germany in the 60s playing at The Star Club in Hamburg along with Dave Dee, Dozy Beaky Mick and Titch. On returning home they made their first single with PYE records which resulted in an appearance on the 60s TV show ‘Thank your Lucky Stars’. They also appeared on TV’s Saturday Club with Jean Morton and the unforgettable Tinga and Tucka puppets, and on a number of radio shows.Since they reformed they have appeared on several shows for Radio Nottingham in The Old Market Square, The Embankmentand The Moor Green County show. They appeared regularly at The Commodore International including the last show held there with The MerseyBeats.The Beatmen thought they had made their final appearance at The Locarno Ballroom Nottingham in 1966, but they performed a reunion event in 1999 with three of the original group members. Bill Brazier, Paul Mountain and Bill Moseley plus ex Jaybirds drummer Dave Clancy Quickmire. They continued to perform until 2003.John Landon, who had played with 60s band Clockwork Toys, joined as drummer that same year and Rob Duffy from local 60s bands The Children and The Nerve joined as lead vocalist in 2004.With original band members Paul Mountain(bass guitar) and Bill Brazier (lead guitar and founder member) the Beatmen continued with their own classic style of performing hits fro the 50s and 60s from Buddy Holly, The Shadows, Elvis and Chuck Berry until 2007.