Junior Beamer

Junior Beamer


A pop/rock band with guitar driven hooks, hummable tunes and memorable lyrics that is able to come off as creative, thoughtful and just damned catchy.


Sometimes things just click. For Josh Rifkin and Brad Whitley that clicking noise has been there for the decade that they have been writing, singing, and performing together. As teens they started out as two kids who loved playing acoustic guitar, singing harmonies, and joking around together. Through the years they have developed their pop sensibility and refined their vocal harmonies in ways that is rarely seen in bands today. Over the past two years they have been working with percussion virtuoso Steve Milone on drums to turn their mostly acoustic driven songs into tunes that are catchier than Typhoid while performing live shows that show the audience that they haven't lost their desire to turn every set into a party.
Influences cited are; Simon and Garfunkle, Barenaked Ladies, The Push Stars, Butch Walker, and countless others.
The members of Junior Beamer have shared the stage with:
The Pat McGee Band
Vertical Horizon
Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers
The Gin Blossoms
Pete Francis (of Dispatch)
Chris Trapper (of The Push Stars)
and many more


Set List

Junior Beamer performs original and cover music.
Numerous pop hits from the 50's until Today. From pop to hip-hop and the occasional foray into hair metal. Songs that you would expect and songs that come out of left field. Anything and everything that will entertain a crowd will be used to entertain the crowd.
At a Junior Beamer show you're likely to hear the following:
4 Non Blondes* What’s Up?
Ah-ha * Take on Me
Allman Bros *Melissa
Allman Bros. *Ramblin' Man
Billy Joel * Piano Man
Billy Joel * You May Be Right
Blues Travler * Hook
Blues Traveler * Run Around
Barenaked Ladies * Brian Wilson
Barenaked Ladies * If I Had A Million Dollars
Bob Marley *3 Little Birds
Bon Jovi * Livin' on a Prayer
Cat Stevens *Wild World
CCR * Bad Moon Rising
Counting Crows *Mr. Jones
Dave Matthews* What Would You Say
Dave Matthews * Crash Into Me
Deap Blue Someting * Breakfast at Tiffany's
Dion *Runaround Sue
Dobey Grey *Drift away
Eagle Eye Cherry *Save Tonight
Foo Fi