Amongst the throng of beatboxers emerging today, there are few like Beardyman. A tirelessly innovative performer, Beardyman has always pushed the boundaries of what people expect from human beatbox, merging phenomenal beatbox skills with his left-field sense of humour and incredible musicality. After winning the well renowned Lyric Pad Beatbox Battle twice in 2004, he went on to win the title of London’s best beatboxer in the 2005 Championships and the following year became UK Beatbox Champion 2006. In May 2007, he represented his country in the World Beatbox Championships in Berlin.
Beardyman’s first musical venture was composing a symphony for his school orchestra at the age of ten. At fifteen, an introduction to drum ‘n’ bass led to his long-standing obsession with music technology. Now, in his live shows, as well as baffllingly good solo human-beatbox, he utilzes cutting-edge sound-mangling technology to create dance-inducing layered rhythms, breath-taking soundscapes, fully produced songs and tunes, all improvised and created entirely from the human voice. No pre-recorded material is used, and everything is created live and in real time in front of the audience, who he takes on a mind-bending journey from dumbstruck to dancing and back again.
Since starting to play out in 2001 Beardyman has shared stages with the likes of Andy C, Shy FX, Total Science, Skibadee, Conrad, Jenna G, Jungle Drummer, Grooverider, Nextmen, Jazzy Jeff, Skinnyman, Terra Firma, Wordsmith, Foreign Beggars, Phi-Life Cypher and the Freestylers to name quite a few, and has acted as compere for a huge variety of events all around Europe