Taking the stage...
(keyboards, guitars, vocals)
Dale is an award-winning L.A. based singer/songwriter, but is also in demand as a teacher ever since arriving in Los Angeles. He is quite skilled in guitar, bass, keyboards/piano, harmonica, accordion and trumpet.
Dale is a founding member of the Americana/Celtic group Kaedmon; their CD My Love was a 2009 "top pick" by Music Connection Magazine, and was a founder of the popular So Cal country band Five Wheel Drive, who in 2000 was a top-five finalist (and only country band) in Yahoo’s Best Unsigned Band contest… and the only group to have songs in 6 of the top 10 slots in the Country Division of MP3.com that same year! As a solo artist he was a finalist at the 2010 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, 2009 Independent Singer/Songwriter Awards, 2008 LA Music Awards and 4th place winner in the 2006 Unisong Song Contest. In 2013, “De Los Angeles,” from his CD Lone Ranger, was 46th in the IFF WorldFest Houston and won the Platinum Remi Award.
A Beatles fan since childhood, Dale is thrilled to be a part of this wonderful and challenging project. His amazing keyboard/guitar acumen and vocal power are crucial to the ability of The BEATUNES to reproduce The Beatles as a live act, bringing all the keyboards, horns, and orchestrations to life in real-time.
Multi-faceted, musician, actor and songwriter Tim Piper has traveled the world performing music made famous by The Beatles. From his early teen years in Southern California, Piper played in numerous original and Top 40 'cover' bands, while honing is skills as a guitarist, bass player, singer and songwriter.
In addition to being a member of various Beatles tribute bands, including performing with Revolution, Rain, and others, Piper has distinguished himself with roles in the CBS production “The Linda McCartney Story” - E! Channel's production of the “Last Days of John Lennon” and ”Beatle Wives,” and the singing voice of John Lennon for the NBC TV Movie of the Week, "In His Life -The John Lennon Story."
He also has performed in his critically acclaimed Lennon biopic, “Just Imagine” which has played around the world since 2009.
He discovered The BEATUNES a few years back - and being a fan - was thrilled with the opportunity to join ranks with the kindred spirits sharing the joy of playing the music so inspirational to all.
Berington Van Campen
(lead guitars, vocals)
A 50+ year veteran of guitar, Berington began playing guitar and songwriting at age 12, playing both solo and ensemble in venues from clubs to major festivals, and became a frequent performer on local TV shows. He plays various 6- and 12-string guitars, bass, Mellotron, piano/keyboards and sings. "After seeing The Ed Sullivan Show, The Beatles ruined my future medical career."
Since 1977, Berington has enjoyed a career in music scoring for feature films, TV & award-winning documentaries, including the USOC’s Official Films of the Summer (LA) and Winter (Sarajevo) Olympic Games; several series for Paramount, ABC, The Discovery Channel, Showtime, Lifetime, A&E, PBS, the Crystal Cathedral; films for Bill Burrud Productions, Saul Bass, Chrysler Corp and numerous others; commercials/corporate logo themes for Nissan, General Foods, AT&T and more; and was elected into the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences.
Featured on many recordings as producer and/or session artist, he’s currently recording a new CD of his own unique music, and teaches guitar and bass. The BEATUNES are, in many ways, a joyful homecoming to the music that got him started.
Berington Van Campen
(drums, percussion, vocals)
A native of SoCal, Gene "Sticks" Martin has the skills and the voice to match. With over 30 years experience under his belt, The Beatunes is enthusiastically welcoming Gene to the fold.
"I wanted to play drums after hearing Ringo Starr on the Ed Sullivan show! And got my first St George drum set by default from a drummer in my brother's band. The band was defunct after a while, and there they stayed... don't know if I'd be playing now if it weren't for that."
Gene's performed with Beatles' tributes from Paperback Writer to Beatlemania, from Hard Day's Night to Four Lads for Liverpool. But not only The Beatles... Gene's talent lent itself to other tributes as well, including The Monkeys, Three Dog Night, and the Beach Boys.
Gene performs both onstage in live performances and in studio, with extensive experience in studio work.