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Hammerstein Band

Hammerstein Musik Bavaria is a 4-piece global get-down machine performing traditional polka, tango, operetta, and the occasional well-placed classic rock song. Our shows run the gamut from infectious dance rhythms to romantic serenades, from interactive dance numbers to virtuosic instrumental features, and are a sure hit with audiences of all ages. We play dinner music, dance music, and party music, and specially tailor our presentation to the needs of your event.

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Andreas Beckett

ANDREAS BECKETT (Band leader, singer) is an accomplished international performer whose work includes stage, film, television, and opera.  Operatic appearances include ALFREDO in LA TRAVIATA, THE DUKE in RIGOLETTO, FLORESTAN in FIDELIO,  TAMINO in MAGIC FLUTE, the leading role in CHARLOTTE: A THREE COLOR OPERA at the Met Theater in Los Angeles, the role of TONY in MASTERCLASS at the Lobero Theater in and at the Will Geer Theatricum in Los Angeles. Mr. Beckett has sung the role of SPOLETA in Opera Santa Barbara's production of TOSCA.

A native of Bavaria, Mr. Beckett was invited to come to the United States to perform in Cleveland Opera's WEST SIDE STORY. Andreas made his television debut playing Hitler on SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE. This was followed by his acclaimed portrayal of MACBETH at the American Theatre in New York. It was during this period that he also played the lead in his first film, EMPTY by Micah Herman, earning the Audience Award at the DGA in Los Angeles.

Andreas was seen on the big screen recently in TRANSFORMERS 4,  he starred in the PBS film ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR and he won the Best Actor Award at the International Film Festival in Monaco for the Film MY CHRISTMAS WISH. Other Feature Films he appeared in are GAMER, POSEIDON, WHEN NIETZSCHE WEPT, he starred in 5 MINUTES, THE WAY OF THE VAMPIRE, GOD IS NO SOPRANO, as well as guest, starred on DR. VEGAS (CBS) and DAYS OF OUR LIVES (NBC). Andreas has a lot of fun performing with HAMMERSTEIN the music and songs he grew up with in Bavaria.

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