Beau Coup Are Coming To The Hard Rock Rocksino Nov 25th
Beau Coup began in the year of 1983. The project was started by vocalist Tommy Amato, guitarist Mike McGill and drummer Eric Singer. Eventually, Amato invited keyboardist and songwriter Dennis Lewin to join the project while he was playing in a band called Jonah Koslen and the Heroes.
In that same year after the Heroes disbanded, Lewin, Tommy’s older brother Frank and Bill March joined the project. With the help from Henry LoConti, Sr. and Henry LoConti, Jr., proprietors of the Agora Theatre and Ballroom and the “Agora Record Label”, the band released their 6 song EP titled Beau Coup, known as their (White Album) which featured mostly Lewin’s songs. The first single released from that EP was “Still In My Heart” which was authorized for airplay by 98.5 WGCL’s WNCX General Manager and Program Directors. The song became a top 10 record on the station. Subsequently Rock ‘n Roll Records, a subsidiary of Scotti Brothers Records signed the band and the song was distributed by CBS Records in the year of 1984. Program Director John Gorman at WMMS also took great interest in Beau Coup and gave them extensive airplay and invited them to participate in many station events as well.
Although Beau Coup disbanded in the early 1990s, from time to time they reunite to perform for several special events.