ABOUT STUARTY J. BECK IN 1992 STUARTY J'S FIRST RELEASE (STUART EP) SOLD OUT WITHIN SIX MONTHS. HE WAS THEN SIGNED TO A RECORD COMPANY IN MANCHESTER SHORTLY AFTERWARDS (JELLY STREET RECORDS). MANY AUDITIONS FOLLOWED (STARS IN THEIR EYES, GO FOR IT, AND BARRYMORE) BUT THE YOUNG STUARTY J'S DREAM WAS TO BE A SINGER/ SONGWRITER/ENTERTAINER, AND NOT SOME TV PUPPET LOOKING FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME, STUARTY J WANTED MORE. AFTER FOUR YEARS ON THE ROAD HE WENT BACK INTO THE STUDIO ONLY THIS TIME WITH HIS OWN SONGS,AND RECORDED HIS FOLLOW UP ALBUM "FROM THE ASHES AND FIRE". THIS TIME THE REVIEWS WHERE EVEN BETTER, AND THE SINGLE "MY SWEET JOANNE/ THE MORNIN' AFTER" WERE PLAYLISTED FOR THE FIRST TIME. HE WENT BACK OUT ON THE ROAD, ONLY THIS TIME HIS TOURS TOOK HIM EVEN FUTHER HE RECORDED HIS FIRST ALBUM IN 1994 (THE RISE OF THE PHOENIX) AND RELEASED BOTH IT AND A SINGLE (GIRL IN A MOMENT) IN 1995 TO RAVE REVIEWS. THE SINGLE WAS TAKEN TO CBS IN AMERICA. IN THE SAME YEAR HE WENT OUT ON TOUR FOR THE FIRST TIME AS THE SUPPORT ACT FOR TOP IRISH COMEDIAN MAY MCFETTERIDGE, AND WAS ASKED TO PERFORM AT THE BELFAST CITY HALL FOR THE MISS N.I. SHOW. BETWEEN 1992-1997 HE WOULD PERFORM NO LESS THAN 150-200 SHOWS PER YEAR AND RELEASE 12 ALBUMS, ALL OF WHICH ARE NOW SOLD OUT. HE FINISHED 1997 IN ESSEX WITH A SHOW IN FRONT OF THOUSANDS AT THE CIRCUS TAVERN. THERE IS SIMPLY NO OTHER ENTERTAINER WHO WORKS HARDER. GREAT NEWS KICKED OFF 1998 WHEN HE WAS IN TALKS WITH ONE OF THE FIVE LARGEST RECORD LABELS IN THE WORLD. IN 1999 HE RECORDED A SINGLE FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE FALLOUT, THE SALES OF WHICH SAVED A YOUNG MANS LIFE. HE HAD NOT BEEN IN THE STUDIO FOR THREE YEARS DUE TO HEAVY TOURING AND SO A BEST OF HIS STUDIO WORK FROM CPR STUDIOS WAS RELEASED (THE PHOENIX YEARS) AN ALBUM THAT HAS OUT-SOLD ALL HIS OTHER RELEASES SO FAR. A NEW ALBUM (THIS IS STUARTY J BECK) IS DUE OUT SOME TIME IN 2002, AN ALBUM THAT TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE SONGWRITER/PERFORMER, WITH LIVE, STUDIO, AND UNRELEASED TRACKS. HE HAS TOURED ALL OVER THE WORLD; SPAIN, PRAGUE, AND SOON AMERICA TOO. HE FINISHED 1999 WITH HIS LONGEST CHRISTMAS TOUR EVER, A 50 PLUS DATE TOUR, BETWEEN NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER, CLOSING WITH SIX SELL- OUT SHOWS IN THE PARK AVENUE HOTEL, AND A BRAND NEW SONG (A LITTLE BIT OF TIME) ON THE AIRWAVES. Stuarty J. Beck - "Who is he??" REAL NAME: Stuart Joseph Baxter NICKNAME: Soupy BIRTHDATE: July 20th 1971 (This time around!) BIRTHPLACE: Ulster Hospital, Belfast, Nothern Ireland, U.K. HEIGHT: 5' 8" WEIGHT: 12 Stone HAIR: Brown (all over) EYES: Blue (both of them) PARENTS: yes! 2 of them SIBLINGS: two brothers, Robert and George FIRST AMBITION: To bring Rock 'n Roll back to the forefront of music. Stuary J. Beck Latest News AT PRESENT HE IS IN THE STUDIO WITH SIERRA RECORDING HIS BRAND NEW 18 TRACK ALL ORIGINAL ALBUM (A DIFFERENT KIND OF MAN) DUE OUT ON THE 20TH JULY 2002 (HIS BIRTHDAY) AND WILL BE LAUNCHED AT THE NATIONAL CLUB IN BELFAST AT HIS BIRTHDAY PARTY THAT NIGHT. MEANWHILE THERE ARE OTHER DEALS IN THE PIPELINE AT PRESENT. HE HAS BEED ASKED TO BRING HIS SHOWS TO SCOTLAND, AND BACK TO SPAIN FOR SUMMER AND WINTER SEASONS. THE PRAGUE SONGFEST MAY INVITE HIM BACK THIS YEAR AGAIN. HE HAS BEEN CONTRACTED TO RECORD AN ALBUM OF COUNTRY SONGS BY FELLOW SONGWRITER O'JAY ARMSTRONG, TO BE RELEASED IN NASHVILLE FOR 2002. (KEEPING IT COUNTRY), A NEW BAND HAS ASKED HIM TO COME OUT ON THE ROAD WITH THEM FOR THEIR UP AND COMING SHOWS THIS YEAR. ALL IN ALL THE FUTURE IS LOOKING VERY BRIGHT FOR STUARTY J, KEEPING HIM BUSY AS HE LIKES TO BE, AND IT ALSO LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER RECORD LABEL IS INTERESTED IN HIS WORK. A NEW DANCE VERSION OF A LITTLE BIT OF TIME HAS BEEN RELEASED ONTO THE AIRWAVES TO PROMOTE THE TWO NEW ALBUMS DUE FOR 2002. AT THE MOMENT STUARTY J IS PREPARING FOR HIS NEW TOUR AND HIS NEXT SINGLE. A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS, BUT UNTIL NOW THE RIGHT SHOW HAS NOT COME ALONG, BUT WE ARE NOW IN TALKS WITH THE MOST POPULAR TV SHOW IN IRELAND, TO BE THE FIRST TO HAVE STUARTY J AND HIS NEW SINGLE. SO IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME HEARING ABOUT HIM, THEN THAT IS UNDERSTANDABLE (WELL SORT OF) BUT AFTER THIS YEAR YOU WILL MOST LIKELY SEE HIM EVERYWHERE. SO YOU ARE NOW BANG UP TO DATE IN ALL THINGS STUARTY J. Billy Tweedie asks Stuarty J. Beck WHAT WOULD PEOPLE BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU? That I am not mad and I hate listening to my own music. DO YOU HAVE A STEADY GIRLFRIEND? No, but I am always open to offers. WHAT'S YOUR IDEA OF A GOOD TIME? Good food, good music, lots to drink, great fun lovin' friends and no time limit. ARE YOU INTO ENTERTAINMENT PARTIES? After performing on stage, I am into any kind of party! IF YOU HAD ONE WISH WHAT WOULD IT BE? I'd wish to have more than one wish and take everything that's wrong in the world and have the power to put it right. WHAT IS YOUR ULTIMATE DREAM? To be as great an entertainer and person and have the love and respect of my fellow artists, friends, family and fans as Elvis Presley did. ANY MESSAGE TO YOUR FANS? I will always do my best to make you proud of me and always listen to what you want from me and my music to give you pride in being a fan of mine. FIRST RECORD BOUGHT? Elvis Presley's 'Moody Blue' Album. FAVORITE SINGERS/TOP 5: 1. Elvis Presley 2. Tom Jones 3. Billy Joel 4. Shirley Bassey 5. Mario Lanza WHY DID YOU WANT TO SING? I have always believed - live to work. Music is my life and when I see how much joy I can bring to people when I sing and how music has no boundaries, then that is why I want to sing. AT WHAT AGE DID YOU START SINGING? From the minute I was born I started singing "Please Release Me" from this cord! WHAT DID YOU SING? The 1st song I sang in public was " That's All Right (Mama)" FAVORITE FOOD: Peppered steak, (medium rare) with garlic butter and a side order of garlic potatoes/chips(steak fries for the USA fans!) DO YOU COOK? Yes, but I enjoy eating out more! FAVORITE BOOKS? True stories about famous or extraordinary people eg....Muhammad Ali. FAVORITE MAGAZINE: Playboy FAVORITE PEOPLE: Happy hip people, who know how to enjoy themselves. WHO INSPIRED YOU THE MOST? Elvis Presley PET HATES? People telling others how to live , especially if I am one of those others! When was the last time you cried? When my Father died in 1987. Will you ever get married and have kids? Don't know right now. Do you believe in starsigns? Not really. When are you born? July 20th 1971. Fave school subject: Art & music Least fave school subject: Sports. Do you ever cheat in tests? No Do you cover your school books and if you do with what No never did, very tidy really. What will your school report say this year? Haven't seen him in years!! Do you have a crush on any of your teachers? No What would you rescue from your house if it was burning? Me! Are you good at keeping calm in a crisis? What crisis? - HELP!! What would you do if you saw someone being run over by a bus? Phone for help What's the biggest crisis you had to deal with? none yet Have you ever had to call the ambulance no Have you ever been arrested? not yet When was the last time you spoke to a policeman? a few weeks ago If you could be a policeman, ambulanceman or a fireman which would U B? A policeman! What's the bravest thing you've ever done? Admit when I am wrong If you could date anyone in the world, who would it be? Shania Twain What do you think makes a boy sexy? By how he treats a woman. What do you think makes a girl sexy? By how she treats a man. Have you ever been in love? yes Do you have any enemies? no What qualities do you think you lack? Don't know, I always try to do my best. Have you ever broken anyone's heart? Only my own. Have you ever made your mom cry? No When was the last time you told someone you loved them? Long time ago. Who do you talk to when you're feeling upset? Janet. Do you have any phobias? no What's your biggest fear? Not having one! How many kids would you like? Maybe one, a boy someday, maybe. Do you have any regrets? No Has your heart ever been broken? yes Do you cry easily? no Have you ever snogged someone and regretted it? no How close are you to your parents? Not very Do you believe in aliens? Yes! I am one! What's been your scariest moment? First time on stage. Do you prefer beach holidays or active ones? Beach When was the last time when you told a lie? Now Is your family proud of you? No What was the name of your first bf/gf? Jane Who told you about the birds 'n' bees? My English teacher showed me! How much money have you got in your pocket right now? My PJ's don't have pockets. Have you ever had your fortune told? yes Have you ever had a one night stand? yes Who was the last person you took a photo of? Tom Jones What papers do you read? National Enquirer, The Sun & The News of the World. Do you have a motto? Never give up! What is your all time fave CD? Elvis Presley "Live at Madison Square Gardens 1972". Name five CDs you cannot live without: 1.Billy Joel "River of Dreams" 2.Rory Gallagher "Against the Grain" 3.Tom Jones "Reload" 4.Beatles "Greatest Hits" 5.Elvis Presley "Greatest Hits" Describe your fantasy date/lover: Shania Twain type. What do you like to wear to bed? Nothing Who/what turns you on? Music and performing live. If you could choose between family and friends, would you? No When was the last time you worked out? over 10 years ago, buy my shows keep me fit. White or wheat bread? white Ever kissed someone you never thought you would like? yes What could you never live without? My music & my friends Janet & Billy. What is your favorite type of music? Rock 'n' Roll. Who is your favorite actor/actress? Marlon Brando If you could be a talk show host for a day who would you want to replace and why? Jerry Springer - great fun. Do you think Billy will have his own RECORD LABEL? Answer either way! Yes one day if I can help it! What's your fave web site? Lara Croft's! Have you ever gone skinny Dipping? If so, who with?! Never have, it's cold here (Ireland) - not something you do. What is your dream profession? What do you do now? What are you doing regarding getting the profession of your dreams? Entertainer, entertainer & everything. Who in the world would you most like to meet if you had the chance and why? Elvis Presley, if he were alive today. He was a beautiful human. Or Billy Joel, he's really cool. Who is your all time favorite singer? Elvis. What is your all time favorite song? Johnny B.Goode Have you ever been awarded something? If yes, what was it? I won many awards for dancing - Latin-American & Ballroom. Have you ever been in love with a Star? If so, a) at what age, b) who was it ..c)did you write him/her a fan letter? d)did you stalk the poor girl/guy? Yes, don't know, always had a thing for Shirley Bassey, no & no. What is your fave ice cream? And how much of it do you eat at one sitting? Don't like ice cream! Who is the craziest person in your life? apart from me - Billy. If you became a leader in power, what would you do to improve people's lives on an every day basis? Do away with bigots of all kinds. How would you improve the world if you could? End all war What are your thoughts on Billy's web site? very good Do you believe that things happen for reasons? If you do ...why? If you don't, why?? Yes, there's a bigger plan at work!? If you could spend a day somewhere special, where would it be? In heaven with my Father, Elvis and other people I've loved and lost.
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Janet and Stuarty
Billy, Janet and Stuarty - HALLOWEEN!
With GARY GLITTER (3rd from left) , in his hotel room in Belfast, with friends,BIlly, Janet and Stuarty
**NEWSFLASH** STUARTY has just signed with an independent record label in England, ROCK-IT Music. Stuarty is shown below signing the contract.