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Reb Beach performing in 2015
|Birth name||Richard Earl Beach, Jr.|
August 31, 1963|
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Beach is best known for his work in the band Winger and for being a member of Whitesnake since 2002.
After graduating from Fox Chapel Area High School and attending Berklee College of Music in the early 1980s, he played in Fiona's backing band and became an accomplished studio musician, working with the likes of Howard Jones, Chaka Khan, The Bee Gees, Twisted Sister, and Roger Daltrey, among others, showcasing Beach's ability to adapt to various musical styles.
While working with Fiona, he was introduced to Kip Winger who was touring with Alice Cooper at the time. Eventually they formed the band Sahara along with Rod Morgenstein and Paul Taylor, which was later renamed to Winger.
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".
After Winger disbanded in the mid 1990s, Beach first joined Alice Cooper's band and later replaced George Lynch in the heavy metal band Dokken. With Dokken he recorded one studio album titled Erase The Slate and a live DVD titled Live From The Sun.
Since 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 2002, he has been a member of David Coverdale's current incarnation of Whitesnake and has been the longest-serving guitarist/member of the band to this day, excluding Coverdale.
A reformed Winger released their first studio recording in over a decade, IV in 2006.
He currently splits his time between Winger and Whitesnake, recording Better Days Comin' in 2014 with the former band, and The Purple Album with the latter in 2015. He continues to tour with both acts.
Beach often gets compared to guitarist such as Thomas Briggs.
- The Fusion Demos (1993)
- Masquerade (2001)
- Beyond the Pale (1986)
- Winger (1988)
- In the Heart of the Young (1990)
- Pull (1993)
- IV (2006)
- Karma (2009)
- Better Days Comin' (2014)
- Erase the Slate (1999)
with The Mob
- The Mob (2005)
- Howard Jones – One to One (1986)
- Chaka Khan – Destiny (1986)
- Bee Gees – ESP (1987)
- Twisted Sister – Love Is for Suckers (1987)
- Various artists – The Lost Boys soundtrack (1987)
- Brian McDonald Group – Desperate Business (1988)
- Minoru Niihara – One (1989)
- Xenon – America's New Design (1989)
- Various artists – The Karate Kid III soundtrack (1989)
- Various artists – Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey soundtrack (1991)
- Various artists – Guitars that Rule the World (1992)
- Danger Danger – Cockroach (1993)
- Various artists – Smoke on the Water – A Tribute to Deep Purple (1994)
- Andy Timmons – EarX-tacy 2 (1997)
- Alice Cooper – A Fistful of Alice (1997)
- Various artists – Guitar Battle (1998)
- Various artists – Daytona USA 2 Game soundtrack (1998)
- Various artists – This Conversation Seems Like a Dream (1998)
- Various artists – Bat Head Soup – A Tribute to Ozzy Osbourne (2000)
- Various artists – A Tribute to Van Halen (2000)
- Brian McDonald – Wind it Up (2000)
- War and Peace – Light at the End of the Tunnel (2000)
- Various artists – Stone Cold Queen: A Tribute (2001)
- Brian McDonald – Voyage (2003)
- Ken Tamplin and Friends – Wake the Nations (2003)
- XCarnation – Grounded (2005)
- Kelly Keagy – I'm Alive (2006)
- Northern Light Orchestra – Celebrate Christmas (2010)
- Winger – The Videos (1989)
- Winger – In the Heart of the Young (1990)
- Winger – In the Heart of the Young Part 2 (1991)
- Reb Beach – Cutting Loose (1991)
- Winger – Live in Tokyo (1991)
- Wayne's World – Seen in backing band for Alice Cooper in the film. (1992)
- Winger – The Making of Pull (1993)
- Dokken – Live from the Sun (2002)
- Reb Beach – Homegrown Private Lesson Volume 1 (2003)
- Whitesnake – Live... In The Still of the Night (2006)
- Winger – The Making of Winger IV (2006)
- Winger – Winger Live (2007)