Bev started his professional career with Denny Laine and The Diplomats in 1962 and became one of the Midlands' most popular groups. They recorded several songs but none got released until 'Forever And A Day' was included on the Moody Blues box set collection in 2006 They opened shows for the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Little Stevie Wonder.
In 1965 Bev joined long established Birmingham group Carl Wayne and the Vikings, playing the infamous German nightclub scene.
In 1966 Bev became a founding member of The Move alongside Roy Wood, Trevor Burton, Ace Kefford and Carl Wayne! Following a residency at Camden's Marquee Club, The Move debut single 'Night of Fear' reached number 2 in the UK charts. They went on to have 10 hit singles in all, including the first record ever to be played on BBC Radio 1 'Flowers in the Rain' and the 1969 chart topper 'Blackberry Way'.
In 1968 The Move co-headlined a British tour alongside The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with Pink Floyd also on the bill. The Move also worked with the likes of The Who, Cream, The Byrds, Little Richard, Joe Cocker and The Rolling Stones.
1986 saw him help organise a star studded Heartbeat '86 charity concert at Birmingham's NEC Arena. The charity would go on to make over £1million for Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Throughout the '90's Bev recorded and toured the world with ELO part 2, playing with prestigious orchestra's such as The Moscow Symphony, The London Philharmonic, the Sydney Symphony and The Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
In the 2000's Bev hosted his own radio shows on SAGA FM, Smooth Radio and BBC WM. For the last 15 years Bev has had Bev has had his own Album Review column in the Sunday Mercury.
In 2011 he was awarded a star on Birmingham's Walk of Stars and in 2012 was included in the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Over the years Bev has played drums on stage or in the studio with a who's who of musicians including Paul Weller, Marc Bolan, The Jools Holland Band, Phil Lynott, Robert Plant, Paul Carrack, George Harrison, The Everly Brothers, Rick Wakeman and Bobby Womack to name but a few.
The Bev Bevan Band has for many years worked on Jasper Carrott's 'Stand up and Rock' tours.
Bev is now a member of Quill, who's latest album 'Riding Rainbows' has recently been released to glowing reviews worldwide.