Born in 2002, Beamer started playing guitar when he was 5 years old, and as he loves to tell his audiences, that was when he first saw Keith Urban in the video “Start A Band” with Brad Paisley.  He turned to his Mom and said “I want to learn to play guitar.  I want to be just like Keith Urban”.  So he got his first guitar and started his first lessons.

At the age of  7, he was accepted as a contestant in the “Our Kids Have Talent” competition for ages 8-18.  That was also when he wrote his first two songs and although he didn’t place, he so captured the hearts of the judges, that he was invited to open at the gala finale.  He went on to perform again that same year at the “Rare Earth” music festival where he thrilled the large audience with his Keith Urban cover songs and his own new original, called “Flirt Alert”, written about a girl in his class!

When he turned 8, he started taking classical voice lessons as well as twice weekly guitar lessons. As his talents grew, so did his reputation as a remarkable young performer who had no fear of being on stage, and the larger the audiences, the better he liked it!   His ability to learn songs of many genres extremely quickly and exceptionally well, allowed him to play new material at every event.  So offers to have him perform continued to come in from across his home province of B.C., as well as Ontario and even Maui.

One of the lessons Beamer learned very early on was to always give back to the community. As such, he very often plays charity events whenever he is asked.  As he says, his reward is helping other people and making them smile.  The first time he won a cash prize (which was $500.00) at Our Kids Have Talent, he donated the money back to help other kids who could not afford the entry fee.

He has been a contestant in numerous music competitions, and he is very often the youngest.   In a number of cases, the rules of the competitions were changed to a lower age, just so he could compete.  And whenever he did, he wowed the audiences.   When he was 9, he won first place at the Vancouver P.N.E. ‘Star Showdown’ in the youth category, against contestants from all across British Columbia.

As part of his vocal training, he has entered into the Kiwanis Festival for 4 straight years in Classical Voice and Musical Theatre, and has consistently won first place positions including first class honours and junior scholarships.  For 2014, he was chosen as the representative to go on to the Provincials in Musical Theatre, against the best from across the province.  He went on to win first place in that category, along with first place in Musical Variety. He also won the Penticton Youth Arts Award for ages 25 and under, which was quite an honour.

In the spring of 2013, he was invited to join an anti-bullying tour through 4 Eastern U.S. states along with 5 other teenage artists.  For this he had to learn to use a wireless system and so added choreography to his performances. He then spent almost 3 weeks touring numerous schools and venues.  As a victim of bullying himself, he appreciated the opportunity to entertain other kids and talk about his own experiences.  This was followed up in the summer with another trip to New Jersey  for yet another anti-bullying event.

In the fall of 2013, he made his first trip to Nashville, a dream come true for him!  He participated in a music workshop and then got to play at “Two Old Hippies”, a renowned music and apparel store.

This was followed by yet another trip to the U.S. in the spring of 2014, this time heading to Charleston, S.C. to play alongside his great friend and fellow performer Karoline Rhett, at the Cooper River Bridge Run for over 40,000 participants.

Beamer enjoys composing new songs, and of the many that he has written, was one that he was asked to write when he was 9 years old, to be included in Vernon B.C. ‘s Hockey Canada’s 2014 RBC Cup bid.  He penned the song “It’s Hockey Time”, and when Vernon won the bid, it became the official Cup song, which he was honoured to perform at the Gala Awards Event in May 2014, to a standing ovation.

His love of music and performing transcends into acting as well, and when he was 9, he was given a small solo part in Soundstage’s production of “Evita”.  The following year, he was given a major role in the production of “Whistle Down The Wind”.   His biggest thrill however, came in January of 2014 when he got to play “Gavroche” in “Les Miserables”.

Since he picked up that first guitar, Beamer has been determined to be a professional musician.   His talents, wit and personality quickly win the hearts of all who meet him, resulting in regular invitations to play as well as to perform with bands comprised of members who have been playing for many years.  Audiences cannot believe that someone of his age is able to deliver the performance that they just witnessed, and thus the many standing ovations.

As the title of a recent original says, this is “The Beginning of The Road”

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