Enjoy Real Classic Rock

If you want to listen to guitar driven rock music, beautiful harmonies and tight arrangements of classic tunes, Beatz Werkin is your band!

With decades of experience in the music industry, you can always look forward to a great show. Beatz Werkin performs for Classic Rock lovers throughout the North Bay so check out their individual histories and unique experiences below and book Beatz Werkin for your next event!

Meet The Band

Jerry Shepherd

Jerry was signed in 1998 to a record label based in London and has received critical acclaim in Europe and the Netherlands. He has performed at some of the most famous venues in California.

The Sunset Strip Venues he’s performed includes: The Troubadour in Hollywood, The Whiskey a go-go, Coconut Teaser, FM Station and The Roxy just to name a few. Jerry has also played in the Bay Area at: The San Jose Civic Auditorium, The Old Waldorf, The Keystone Berkely, The Keystone Palo Alto, Wolfgangs and The Golden Gate Park Amphitheater.

“I’d like to thank Tim, Dave and Jeff. Their dedication to their craft is incredible. They are true professionals” – Jerry

Dave Falco

Dave has been playing bass and singing professionally for over 40 years. Starting in southern California and working his way north, Falco has performed all over the state with several bands, playing styles from Rock to Swing to Blues and Boogie. He also has a well-received CD floating around Europe and Japan, entitled “Crash & Burn” recorded with the band Aries featuring Jerry Shepherd.

With regional favorites Bill Noteman and the Rockets, Blue Haze, the Usual Suspects, Blues Farm and Beatz Werkin, Falco has shared the stage with such acts as B.B. King, the Temptations, the Steve Miller Band, Jefferson Starship, Tower of Power, Elvin Bishop, Commander Cody, Dan Hicks, David Lindley, Jonny Lang, Southern Pacific and many others, while also enjoying freelance gigs, studio projects and luthier work.

Jeff Baseheart

Jeff was born in Marin county and has been playing drums for 50 years. After working the clubs in Marin and Sonoma county he moved to Reno and joined the Beatles tribute band "Penny Lane" where he performed at some of the bigger casinos such as the Hilton, MGM Grand, Hyatt Regency, Caesar’s Harrah’s Lake Tahoe among others.

Moving back to the bay area in the 80’s, he worked with many fine players and in 1996, did an album with Johnny Colla (Huey and the News)and Brad Gillis (Night Ranger). Baseheart was in a short lived band in Novato with Rob Ramos (Santana) among others.

He continues to play with the vigilante band out of new Mexico. In 2019 he performed with Stu Allen ( Stu Allen, Phil Lesh and friends).

“Playing with Beatz Werkin' for the past 5 years has been a blast. I still get to rock to my old favorites. I'm looking forward to a long jam session here in beautiful Lake County and beyond...cheers!” – Jeff

Tim ‘TK’ Karlyle

Tim hails from Southern California and started playing guitar at the age of 12. Influenced by songs like “Wipe Out” and “Oh Pretty Woman.” Tim was originally hoping to play the drums, but his parents settled that decision because drum kits in the 60s were much more expensive than guitars. So guitar it was! Tim also plays bass, harmonica, sings lead and backup vocals.

Since moving to Lake County, Tim has been honored to perform as a member of Singer/Keyboardist Andy Rossoff’s band “Lefty” and in Singer/Blues Harp player, Patrick Gleason’s band “62 Blues”. But in 2012, Tim’s musical career would take a dramatic turn. He met Jerry Shepherd and became a member of the Beatz Werkin band.

“The best mentor a person could have. In the last 10 years I’ve learned more about being a musician from Jerry than I had my entire career.” - Tim

Performing with Beatz Werkin has been a major musical highlight of his career.