Four-time Na Hoku Hanohano Award Nominees, BEAT-LELE, is comprised of four Beatle-loving musicians who hail from the island of Oahu. Having performed for numerous years as a Beatles tribute band in Hawaii, BEAT-LELE decided to reinvent themselves and fuse the beautiful music of the Beatles with their passion of playing ukulele's. There is no other musical group in the world combining the timeless music of The Beatles to the soaring popularity of the ukulele with added percussion of a cajon.
With Sonny Aquino as "John", Nolet Quiason as "Paul", Alastar McNeil as "George" and Dennis Muth as "Ringo", each band member sings and performs their respective parts as one would expect from the original recording. BEAT-LELE spans the career of The Beatles catalogue from Love Me Do through their later years of Let It Be and Abbey Road and everything in between. Their impeccable attention to musical detail will make you wonder if you are hearing the actual recordings.
BEAT-LELE recently released their second album, Fab4on4Strings, produced by legendary producer/engineer Dave Tucciarone. BEAT-LELE was also honored to have been invited to the 2017 International Beatle Week Festival in Liverpool, England where they performed ten shows over seven days to thousands of energetic Beatle fans from the world over, including the famous Cavern Club. They’ve toured parts of the US mainland, performed regularly at Roy Sakuma's "Wildest Show in Town" at the Honolulu Zoo and the Honolulu Ukulele Festival and have sold out theaters across the islands. They are excited to share this harmonious blend of "island-style" Beatles music with Hawaii and everyone else across the universe.
Nilo “Harp Master” Marrone
Danilo (Nilo) Marrone spent most of his childhood and teenage years living abroad, and he was exposed to many styles of music at an early age. With the harmonica, Nilo found his true passion. Inspired by the playing of harmonica virtuosos Peter “Madcat” Ruth, Buddy Greene, and Mike Stevens, he discovered the incredible versatility of this little instrument. The same little 10-hole diatonic harmonica (aka blues harp) could play the blues, classical music, and even bluegrass. The harmonica also works well in pop music. As a guest performer with Beat-Lele, Nilo will play John Lennon’s melodious harmonica parts on several classic Beatles tunes.