Doors open: 21:00
Tour name: Soundcrash
Beatboxing genius Beardyman headlines Soundcrash at KOKO! The 2x times UK Beatboxing Champion’s live shows see the bearded one create music live in front of the audience with the help of his mouth and a enviable collection of gadgetry that would make any music geek drool. Expect plenty of audience participation, quality tunes, and if we’re lucky we may even get to play drum’n'bass musical statues. Hobnobs will be confiscated upon entry.
Beardyman has come a long way since winning the UK beatbox championships TWICE in 2006 & 2007 (in 2008 he was the judge) and since his internet viral Kitchen Diaries was shown on the Ellen Degeneres show in the USA in 2007 it has now accumulated over 5 million plays across YouTube (with the total views of all of his clips in the high tens of millions) and his skills bagged him a headliner slot next to Katy Perry at the first ever YouTube LIVE concert, in 2008. She may have kissed a girl, but Beardyman created the buzz for the whole event and got to second base by helping YTL make history by receiving the most ever views online, ever, at one sitting.
Damn, and if that ain’t enough, Beardy’s live music mash-ups have graced the main stages at Sonar, Bestival, Lovebox, Snowbombing and Rise festivals and supported the likes of Groove Armada, Jazzy Jeff and the Beastie Boys. All this from a guy who wrote a symphony for his school orchestra aged TEN.
Beardyman – he may be sick but he’s full of sauce. Suck it up.