Reb Beach Reb Beach



Reb Beach has played in the bands Winger, Dokken and Whitesnake. He has also played in Fiona and Alice Cooper's backing bands as well as having done numerous sessions as a studio musician. Beach is best known for his work in the melodic rock band Winger in the late 80's to mid 90's. Winger recorded and toured in support of three albums, Winger (1988), In the Heart of the Young (1990) and Pull (1993). The band also released a number of hit singles, including "Seventeen", "Madalaine", "Headed for a Heartbreak" and "Miles Away". The band consisted of Kip Winger, the bands lead singer and bassist. He was also involved with Sega, as he recorded the soundtracks of Daytona USA 2.

After Winger disbanded in the mid 90's, Beach first joined Alice Cooper's band and later replaced George Lynch in heavy metal band Dokken. With Dokken he recorded one studio album titled Erase The Slate and a live DVD titled Live From The Sun.

After leaving Dokken, Beach has been a part of several different recording and touring projects. In addition to sporadic touring with Winger, he released a solo effort entitled Masquerade in 2002. Since 2003 has been a member David Coverdale's current incarnation of Whitesnake; A "supergroup" project called The Mob with King's X frontman Doug Pinnick and Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy, resulted in a single self-titled album, released in 2005.

A reformed Winger released their first studio recording in over a decade, IV in 2006. In 2007 Beach has toured with both Winger and Whitesnake. Most recently, he replaced Jeff Watson in Night Ranger for a series of dates in Japan and the US, but announced his departure in January 2008.

According to band mate Kip Winger, Reb is quite adept at coming up with multiple rock riffs at a time, though he is often unable to remember them later.

Beach is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.

He has currently got some time off from Whitesnake and is touring with his 'old' band, Winger (March 2010).

Ibanez guitars produced his signature RBM models (stands for Reb Beach Model) in early 90s. On the 2005 Whitesnake reunion tour, he primarily used custom models by luthier Suhr Guitars.


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