The BeaTrips are a Japanese Beatles cover band from Kyoto, Japan. I first saw them at the International Beatles Week Festival in Liverpool, England in 2003. The ten day annual festival host over 100 Beatle Tribute bands from all over the world performing live at such venues as "The Cavern" in Liverpool. Attendees were packing each performance and I was very impressed with their playing abilities and performance. I helped arrange their first booking in The United States. In 2004, they played for the first time in America - at Abbey Road On The River, a festival held in Cleveland, Ohio. The festival was later moved to Louisville, Kentucky where The BeaTrips preformed in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008. In 2010 they made a trip to SanFrancisco, California to perform at Beatles Fest West. I have six years of video taped performances. The BeaTrips consist of: John (Seiichi Matsumoto), Paul (Takao Kawabata), George (Takayuki Hojo). Ringo (Takashi Nakamura) and at times utilizes (Ai Murai) on keyboards.