Beau is a specialist twelve-string guitar player who first became known in the late 1960s through his recordings for John Peel's Dandelion label. He released two albums on Dandelion - "Beau" (1969) and "Creation" (1971) which featured Jim Milne and Steve Clayton from Tractor as backing musicians on some tracks, plus the single "1917 Revolution" which had greater success abroad than it did in the UK. "1917 Revolution" is said to have been the inspiration for America's "A Horse With No Name".

His best known song however is probably "The Roses Of Eyam" (written under the name of John Trevor) which folk singer Roy Bailey took around the world and which he recorded on his "Hard Times" LP in 1985. This version was subsequently re-released on Bailey's "Past Masters" CD in 1998. Beau himself released the song officially for the first time as a bonus track on the 2007 UK reissue of the original "Beau" disc (Cherry Red), and on the 2008 Japanese release of the same album (Airmail Recordings).

Beau has produced several hundred songs, and has also recorded under the names of John Trevor and Trevor Midgley. Though mostly known as a "folk" performer, his writing has also been strongly influenced by blues and rock.

He co-wrote "WARHOL - The Musical" with Steve Clayton of the band Tractor.

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  • Beau — (v. französ. beau schön) bezeichnet einen „Schönling der Gesellschaft“, siehe Playboy (Person) Beau ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Albin Eduard Beau (1907–1969), deutscher Germanist, Romanist und Lusitanist Alphonse Beau de Rochas… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Beau — m English: recent coinage as a given name, originally a nickname meaning ‘handsome’, as borne by Beau Brummell (1778–1840), the dandy who was for a time a friend of the Prince Regent. The word was also used in the 19th century with the meaning… …   First names dictionary

  • Beau — (b[=o]), n.; pl. F. {Beaux} (E. pron. b[=o]z), E. {Beaus} (b[=o]z). [F., a fop, fr. beau fine, beautiful, fr. L. bellus pretty, fine, for bonulus, dim. of bonus good. See {Bounty}, and cf. {Belle}, {Beauty}.] 1. A man who takes great care to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beau — (n.) attendant suitor of a lady, 1720, from Fr. beau the beautiful, noun use of an adjective, from O.Fr. bel beautiful, handsome, fair, genuine, real (11c.), from L. bellus handsome, fine, pretty, agreeable, dim. of bonus good (see BENE (Cf. bene …   Etymology dictionary

  • beau — beau, belle adj. Dans le langage familier, placé avant le substantif, signifie : grand, fort et, éventuellement, beau : Elle est belle femme; c est un beau gars …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • beau i|de|al — OH y DEE uhl, y DEEL», plural beau i|de|als «BOH y DEE uhlz, y DEELZ». 1. the perfect type of excellence or beauty; highest ideal; model. 2. beauty, in its ideal perfection. ╂[< French beau idéal, the “beautiful” as an abstract idea] …   Useful english dictionary