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Biography

  • Born

    31 August 1963 (age 56)

  • Born In

    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States

Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. in Pittsburgh, PA on August 31, 1963) is best known for being the lead guitarist of two popular hard rock bands - Winger and Whitesnake. Throughout his career he has also toured and recorded with many other bands and artists, including Dokken, Night Ranger, Alice Cooper and Twisted Sister. He has also released a solo album called "Masquerade" and took part in "supergroup" project called The Mob.

Currently Reb uses his signature Suhr guitars. In the early 90s Ibanez released a line of signature Ibanez RBM's (Reb Beach Model) guitars, which are now discontinued. Reb's playing style includes frequent use of whammy bar and tapping technique. He is considered to be one of the most accomplished guitarists to come out of the 80s rock scene.

Reb has appeared on the following albums:

Winger
* Winger (1988)
* In the Heart of the Young (1990)
* Pull (1993)
* The Very Best Of Winger (2001)
* IV (2006)
* Demo Anthology (2007)
* Karma (2009)

Dokken
* Erase the Slate (1999)
* Live from the Sun (2000)

Whitesnake
* Good to be Bad (2008)

Solo
* Masquerade (2001)

The Mob
* The Mob (2005)

Other
* Various artists - The Lost Boys Soundtrack (1985)
* Fiona - Beyond the Pale (1986)
* Howard Jones - One on One (1986)
* Chaka Khan - Destiny (1986)
* The Bee Gees - E.S.P. (1987)
* Twisted Sister - Love Is For Suckers (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 - 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)

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