Wednesday, 30th May 2012
After a sold out show in Tramore nearly two years ago, beatbox legend Beardyman is back Saturday June 30th at Crystal Nightclub.
Beardyman is awesome After winning the well renowned Lyric Pad Beatbox Battle twice in 2004, he went on to win the title of London champion and UK runner up in the 2005 Championships and the following year became UK Beatbox Champion 2006. He successfully defended his title in June 2007 to become the first beatboxer in UK history to win the national championships twice in a row. He will represent his country in the next World Beatbox Championships (Date to be announced.)
Whilst continuing to tour and record for forthcoming releases, he finds time to co-run the ground-breaking night, 'Battlejam' with 2003 Vestax Champion and 2007 UK DMC champion JFB in his home town of Brighton. 'Battlejam', now in its 17th month is having to find larger and larger venues to house itself in, having earnt a reputation as the freshest night in town, fusing Hip Hop, Breaks, Reggae, Ragga, Dancehall, Jazz, Funk and Drum 'n' Bass into one sweaty but uplifting experience. It is now at the prestigious Audio on brighton sea front and Cargo in London, incorporating a different set of guest musicians and freestyle MC's each month. Everything at Battlejam is completely improvised.
This is made possible by their unique use of newly developed live-sampling technology 'Serato Scratch-Live', allowing levels of crowd participation and never before possible, JFB and Beardyman often sampling the crowd and scratching them into the madness.
Beardyman has made guest appearances on Radio 1, Radio 3, Kiss FM, and Kerrang Radio, and is currently working on a Half hour documentary feature for Radio 4 in which he explores the topic of sonic mimickery in the animal world.. no jokes. He has been featured on MTV's "best show ever" and was co-erced into taking part in the BBC1 flagship, saturday-night variety disaster, "When Will I be Famous" hosted by Graham Norton, during which he and Graham got very close, but grahams not returning his calls. . . Beardyman doesnt know why. . . but he still thinks about graham . ohhhh. .. graham. . . so tender, so gentle, yet so firm and commanding. mmmmmmm.
Beardyman's commercial debut, the 'Mr Maybe' e.p. is available on i-tunes.
Look out for an EP Uk Slam Poetry Champion Disraeli, and get on down to Crystal Nightclub June 30th It's going to be a night to remember, tickets on sale now via Shortt's bar facebook app, You Choose Michael Street or powereventmanagement.com
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