Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year 2010 and The Musical Comedy Awards 2010, Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same. Abandoman recently appeared on BBC3's Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2's The Stephen K Amos Show, on Sky Arts as part of their Latitude coverage and many radio shows, including BBC Radio 1's Fun and Filthy cabaret, alongside Dappy from N Dubz. The group have improvised songs with John Bishop, Brendan Burns, Rich Fulcher, Catherine Tate and many others.
In January 2012, Abandoman will be Ed Sheeran's main supporting act. Abandoman have played festivals such as Bestival, Latitude, Altitude (in the French Alps) and Rockness, Glastonbury, Hop Farm, V Festival, have performed at the 2010 Brits After-party, Daisy Lowe's 21st Birthday party and have opened for numerous comedy and music acts (recent acts include Micky Flanagan, on his current UK tour, and DJ Yoda).
"The most original act we’ve seen in a long time. Go and see them." - Maxim.co.uk
"Killer punchlines. Note-perfect, lyrically mind-blowing hip-hop improv. Genius!" - The Stage
"Stars of the future!" - Time Out
"A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted." The Independent