Official site of The Beat Drops, Boston's best party cover band. Featuring David Law, Sam Weissman, Matt Karasch and Jenn Schaaf. Includes media, booking information, tour dates and more.
The Beat Drops' lead singer, keyboardist, and front-man started performing on the mean streets of Nantucket Island as a young 12-year-old whipper snapper. Since then, he has perfected the art of engaging his audience. He worked for years as a dueling pianist (Jake Ivory's, Howl at the Moon, etc.), where he harassed bachelorettes and birthday parties, took requests, and studied millions of lyrics. He likes Jack Daniel's, black licorice, and yelling at the bass player (usually in that order).
Lead guitarist, Sam Weissman, idolized classic rock guitar heroes like Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page (the "Jimmies") as a young, internally struggling teen. It was music that showed him the light, got him the girl, and won him the heart of America. At pretty much every show, you'll find Sam "picking his G string," but like, don't hold that against him.
Tupou "Matt" Karasch
Bassist and certified strong-man, Tupou Karasch was raised on some far-away island in the Asian Pacific. He doesn't speak a word of English, but has the voice of an angel, and communicates only through deep tones between 50hz - 102hz. As a child, Tupou trained with the strongest minds in his tribe, and as a result, has incredibly creative problem solving skills. His physical and mental strength make him well suited to be a Firefighter (which he is).
Aside from having the coolest name in North America, Jake Dick has the beat to make your booty go ☼. Jake does the most banging out of any of the band members (on stage, at least). Jake puts the "beat" in The Beat Drops -- which makes his position uniquely important. Without Jake, we'd just be "The Drops," which is an okay name, but not nearly as powerful.
When he's not performing with The Beat Drops, you can find Jake in the studio recording percussion for serious ROCK bands, touring across the country with other serious ROCK bands, or restoring and refinishing drum sets. Find out more at Jakedick.com.