Genre: 80’s Bands, Cover Bands, Dance Bands, Rock Bands, Variety Bands, Wedding Bands
Location: San Diego, CA
Price Range: $3500-$5000

About The Band

1979 to 1989... a decade of great music

Pac-Man, "Thriller," the Berlin Wall, New Coke, The Breakfast Club, and the Cabbage Patch Doll. The 1980s were a time of political change, new technology, bad fashions, and some memorable pop music.

If you want to relive the best parts of the '80s, BETAMAXX is the band you need. When this 7-piece, high-energy group from San Diego hits the stage, you'll hear all the hits you remember, and some you've forgotten! With dual male and female lead vocals, a core of veteran musicians and no cheesy backing tracks, BETAMAXX thrills audiences with an authentic '80s sound experience. Everyone in the room will crowd the dance floor, no matter the occasion!

BETAMAXX covers the whole range of '80s music: the rock of Pat Benatar, the glossy pop of Journey, Michael Jackson's funk, The Smiths' jangle, and the new wave of Depeche Mode. We know what people love because we loved it when it first hit the charts! The versatility and high level of musicianship within the band allows BETAMAXX to play anything we want.

BETAMAXX regularly plays clubs and casinos as well as private affairs throughout San Diego county. The '80s music revival is huge right now, and BETAMAXX can be just the ingredient you need. Contact us today to see how adding some '80s can make your event even more memorable!


Kirk Howe: Lead Vocals. Kirk has been a mainstay of the San Diego music community for the past 20 years and has worked in genres as diverse as funk, jazz, swing, disco, rock, pop and even Gregorian chant. His boundless energy, intensity and vocal depth will draw you in and back to that decade of excess, indulgence and unadulterated fun. Long live the '80s!

Breanne Arrigo: Lead Vocals. Breanne is ready to rock your neon socks off! Recently arriving from Toronto, Canada to join forces with BETAMAXX, she's excited to hit the San Diego scene. Starring in multiple Broadway musicals, touring Canada and being nominated for internationally recognized awards, her dynamic stage presence and killer vocal skillz will leave you with the best '80s experience of your life!

Eric Valenzuela: Bandleader, Guitars, Drums, Vocals. Eric keeps these maniacs in line with his great leadership talent, consisting of mostly torture and name calling. Eric has been a musician most of his life including guitar, drums, saxophone, keyboards, bass, and lead cowbell.

Andy McRory: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals. Andy's been a gigging bassist for nearly 20 years, and has lent his impeccable groove to jazz, funk, and pop bands to many groups in San Diego. He has performed and recorded with Grammy Award nominee Peter Rubalcava.

Hans Becker: Keyboards, Bass, Vocals. Hans studied music and education at SDSU and has been gigging in San Diego pop and rock bands for nearly 20 years. He provides the authentic '80s sound that gives BETAMAXX its polish.

Wayne Duncan: Guitars, Vocals. Wayne Duncan has been playing music professionally since 1989. In the late 90's, Wayne toured the South Pacific and West Coast of the United States playing guitar and singing back up with the chart topping Polynesian band Pau-Hana. During this time he also played live and recorded with American Music Award winner Ishmael Sealy from The Killer Bees. Wayne has played guitar on hundreds of albums while producing music in Southern California during the last ten years.

Tim Breech: Drums. Tim is a native San Diegan who's also a major globe-trotter. With a previous band, Liquid Blue, he performed throughout 45 different countries for the U.S. military, government officials, and NATO headquarters. He also enjoyed a stint with Princess cruise lines, and with some of the best corporate bands in Southern California.

"Having worked with BETAMAXX many times, I can honestly say that they really know how to make a party go off! They are one of the most talented and diverse '80s bands I have had the privilege to work with." Steve West, Legendary '80s 91X DJ and Founder, Radio Nigel

"Love the band, love the band, love the set list - to go from Funky Cold Medina to Journey - it was great..." Casey Johnson, Entertainment Director, Viejas Productions

"Band was awesome, I want to make BETAMAXX part of our regular rotation, great energy that kept the dance floor packed!" Pat Spinelli, Entertainment Director, Jimmy Love's

"You guys rocked it!! Thank you sooo much! We will have to talk about next year soon." LARCS Event Manager, Ladera Ranch

"It was a great night and the band is EXCELLENT!!" Shauna Aguirre, Talent Buyer, Humphrey's By The Bay

Available For:

Corporate Events, Festivals, Fraternity/Sorority Parties, Private Parties, Rehearsal Dinner Bands, Wedding Bands


1999 Prince
867-5309 (Jenny) Tommy Tutone
Alison Elvis Costello
A Little Respect Erasure
Beat It Michael Jackson
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
Bizarre Love Triangle New Order
Black Cat Janet Jackson
Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes
Boy's Don't Cry The Cure
Break Up Song Greg Kihn Band
Bust a Move Young MC
Call Me Blondie
Centerfold J. Geil's Band
Chains of Love Erasure
Come Dancing The Kinks
Come On Eileen Dexy's Midnight Runners
Crazy Little Thing Queen
Dancing In The Dark Bruce Springsteen
Dancing With Myself Billy Idol
Der Kommissar After The Fire
Don't Change INXS
Don't Stop Believin' Journey
Don't You Want Me Human League
Dress You Up Madonna
Easy Lover Phil Collins/Phillip Bailey
Fight For Your Right Beastie Boys
Flashdance Deniece Williams
Footloose Kenny Loggins
Funky Cold Medina Ton Loc
Get Into The Groove Madonna
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Cindy Lauper
Goodbye To You Scandal
Goody Two Shoes Adam Ant
Hard To Handle The Black Crowes
Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
Hit Me With Your Best Shot Pat Benatar
Holiday Madonna
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
Hungry like the Wolf Duran Duran
Ice, Ice, Baby Vanilla Ice
I Got You Split Enz
I Hate Myself for Loving You Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Love Rock & Roll Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
I Ran Flock of Seagulls
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
I Will Follow U2
I'm So Excited The Pointer Sisters
In a Big Country Big Country
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
Jump Van Halen
Jungle Love Morris Day & The Time
Just Can't Get Enough Depeche Mode
Just Like Heaven The Cure
Kids In America Kim Wilde
Let's Go The Cars
Let's Go Crazy Prince
Let's Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams
Living On A Prayer Bon Jovi
Love Shack B-52s
Love Song The Cure
Maniac Michael Sembello
Melt With You Modern English
Metro Berlin
Mickey Tony Basil
My Sharona The Knack
Never Tear Us Apart INXS
No More Words Berlin
Not My Slave Oingo Boingo
Our Lips Are Sealed The Go-Go's
Point of No Return Expose
Pour Some Sugar On Me Def Leppard
Pump Up The Jam Technotronic
Push It Salt N Pepa
Rapture Blondie
Rebel Yell Billy Idol
Rio Duran Duran
ROCK in the USA John Cougar
Rock This Town Stray Cats
Safety Dance Men Without Hats
Separate Ways Journey
Should I Stay Or Should I Go The Clash
Space Age Love Song Flock of Seagulls
Stray Cat Strut Stray Cats
Summer of '69 Bryan Adams
Sunglasses at Night Corey Hart
Sussudio Phil Collins
Sweet Child O' Mine Guns N Roses
Tainted Love Soft Cell
Take On Me A-Ha
Tenderness General Public
The One I Love REM
This Charming Man The Smiths
Town Called Malice The Jam
Tricky Run DMC
Turning Japanese The Vapors
Under Pressure Queen
Vacation The Go-Go's
Venus Bananarama
Voices Carry Til Tuesday
Walk Like An Egyptian The Bangles
Walking On Sunshine Katrina and the Waves
Wanna Be Sedated The Ramones
We've Got The Beat The Go-Go's
What I Like About You The Romantics
Whip It Devo
White Wedding Billy Idol
Words Missing Persons
Working For The Weekend Loverboy
You Give Love A Bad Name Bon Jovi
Your Love The Outfield
You Shook Me All Night Long AC/DC
You Spin Me Round Dead or Alive