The Silver Beats are a Beatles tribute act from Tokyo, Japan, and since their 2002 debut at Tokyo's world renowned Cavern Club, they have received national and international acclaim for their faithful reproduction of the Beatles music, and style. This acclaim includes endorsements from such music notables as Denny Laine (Wings), Alan Parsons, Tower of Power, Brian May and Roger Taylor (Queen), Keith Emerson (ELP) and The Killers. There was even a personal backstage meeting with Sir Paul McCartney, where McCartney introduced the band's "Paul" (Tadaaki Naganuma), as the "Japanese Paul"! In addition to performing 5 nights a week at the Cavern Club, they have also performed numerous corporate and national events throughout Japan, have appeared on Japanese national television, as well as print media in Japan, USA, and Europe. In addition to Japan, the Silver Beats have also performed in the UK, and now in America. Onstage and off the band has that same kind of playful charm that made the Beatles themselves so endearing, and each member of the "Beats" takes their chosen character very seriously. They are not just "acting out" a role, but quite literally seem to take on the whole spirit, and persona of their "Beatle" counterpart. In fact the Beats "John" bears an uncanny resemblance to the late John Lennon. Though their English is limited, the band knows every lyric, and performs over 160 songs from the Beatles canon. Their style focuses on the early "Beatlemania" period with "mop top" haircuts, matching Black (Ed Sullivan), Tan (Shea Stadium), and Green (Buddokan), suits, "winkle Picker" boots, Rickenbacker, Epiphone, Gretsch, and Hofner guitars, Vox amps, and Ludwig drums.