“Absolutely Incredible what they can do with just their mouths!”
“How cool was that? That was unbelievable!”
Chris Evans, TFI Friday
“If you didn’t think you were a beatbox fan before, they will prove you wrong.”
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With over 10 years of battling at the top level, performing and teaching worldwide and individually pioneering their art form. The Beatbox Collective is comprised of the leading beatbox artists in the UK Ball-Zee, Bass6, Bellatrix, BFG, Experimental, Hobbit and MC Zani. Each credited for their respective styles and statuses, they have merged to form incredibly high impact and energetic shows and were recently crowned as the official World Beatbox Champions in 2015. Ranging from live music production of all genres, physical theatrics and crowd participation, no two shows are ever the same!
Originally commissioned by Shambala festival in 2011 they formed to build an exclusive main stage performance and went on to have done the rounds of the festival circuit for 5 years now with Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival, Lovebox, Secret Garden Party, Boom Bap and many more under their belt, including a self written and produced 5* show and sell out show at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016.
With rapid recognition internationally by affiliated scenes and art forms TBC have had headline performances at the World B-Boy Championships, World DMC Championships, Humanbeatbox Festival, Secret Walls and End of the Weak World Finals. This group is opening up eyes, ears and dance floors to the dynamics an elite group of vocalists can deliver.
This is an experience for all audiences, giving the understanding of what can be done with just musical minds and microphones and pushing the boundaries of the human vocals.
MEET THE COLLECTIVE
The Beatbox Collective is made up of a cast of the UK’s top beatbox talent. The line-up includes 3x UK Champion and Multi International Champ Ball-Zee, 2008 UK Champion MC Zani, UK Loopstation and 2x Team Champion Hobbit, World Female Champion & founding member of The Boxettes, Bellatrix, The BFG aka Tobias Hug previously of the multi Grammy award-winning Swingle Singers and vocal bass guru, UK Champs Finalist Experimental and renowned host and pioneer Bass6.
Ball-Zee is one of the leading vocal musicians on the world stage thanks to his unique musical style, signature snares and astonishingly realistic sound effects. Ball-Zee can work to demand and as such he is building a rapidly expanding portfolio of high-profile commercial clients as the phenomenon of beatboxing increasingly grasps hold of the public’s imagination. Ball-zee is the undefeated UK Beatbox Champion, being the first and only 3x UK Champion.
Having performed over 1,500 events since 2004, this high impact act entertains non-stop with his enthusiasm, charisma and incredible vocal dynamics. From battling at the top level to collaborating with a wide range of artists, musicians and brands from around the globe, Bass6 is known as the pivotal element for a successful event with his positive and skilled approach to every performance.
Former world beatbox champion Bellatrix is known for her distinctive style and musicality. This bold artist, who was the first professional female beatboxer in the UK, also has a degree in jazz double bass from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and it shows. Bellatrix is an extremely experienced musician and performer with a particularly individual charm, and will add her own twist with mastery.
Experimental knows what it takes to get crowds going. From a young age, he’s performed in front of huge crowds in West End musicals, later finding his rhythm as a beatboxer. To date, Experimental has featured in major adverts doing what he does best and has graced some of the biggest festival stages. A longstanding, engaged member of the UK Beatbox scene, Experimental is a hugely exciting young talent.
2x UK Loopstation, 3x UK Team and International champion, Hobbit has stapled his place in the world beatbox scene. Raised in a musical family, Hobbit’s confidence and skill as a performer has taken him all over the world to perform, compete and judge. He is also the voice of Cartoon Network's Juke in "The Amazing World of Gumball" and Domino's Pizza advert sponsoring "The Voice".
From starting out on pirate radio in the late 90’s, MC Zani is now an institution in the beatboxing realm. Travelling the globe to perform and support top acts like Lupe Fiasco and Justin Timberlake and also tours extensively with Jay Sean. He was a Lead Tutor with Battersea Arts Centre’s Beatbox Academy and was the winner of the 2008 UK Beatbox Championship.
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