Credited by the BBC as 'King of Sound, Ruler of Beats', Beardyman is an award winning musician, a digital superstar, one of the world's best beatboxers, a multi-instrumentalist, a groundbreaking live looping pioneer and a musical comedic talent championed by the likes of Tim Minchin and Jack Black.
Beardyman's rise to success began with him winning the UK Beatbox Championships in 2006 and 2007 and his iconic one take wonder 'Kitchen Diaries'. In 2008 he became a judge as not enough beatboxers were prepared to compete with him. Creatively shackled by technology vs. his vast musical ideas, he developed the world's most advanced live music production system, known at the 'BEARDYTRON', allowing him to improvise studio quality, cutting edge dance music in real time. He unveiled the 'BEARDYTRON' at the annual global TED conference to a standing ovation.
He is a festival favourite, having toured the world consistently for over a decade from headlining main stages of boutique festivals through to main stage and big top performances ranging from Bestival to Coachella, Glastonbury to Fuji Rocks and everything between. YouTube consider him a legacy hero having been heavily involved since the channel began and being the only artist to feature on all of their global festivals to date and the only UK artist to be invited to perform on their YouTube Comedy Week alongside Seth Rogan, Sarah Silverman, Skrillex and his dear friend and collaborator, Reggie Watts.
His musical comedy has featured on TV throughout the world right through to Oprah, Ellen Degeneres and more and his show 'One Album per Hour', where he creates a brand new album live on stage based on the audience's made up song titles, has achieved 5 star reviews, sold out runs at the largest venues at Edinburgh Fringe and been featured on Conan O'Brian right through to the Sydney Opera House.
His collaboration with Fatboy Slim and Calvin Harris 'Eat Sleep Rave Repeat' he improvised in one take over 14 mins to become a global phenomenon and he won 'Best Dance Music Video' in 2016 at the UK VMA's for his single 'Mountainside'.
Beardyman has collaborated with the Heritage Orchestra, developing a methodology with Jules Buckley for the entire orchestra to follow his wildly diverse improvisation through genres ranging from Disco to Drum and Bass. He has also collaborated with artists as varied as Chase and Status, Imogen Heap, Groove Armada, Tom Middleton, Jack Black, Tim Minchin, Fatboy Slim, Mike Judge, Jacob Collier and Herbie Hancock. They all describe him as a musical genius.
He developed an improvisational supergroup known as the Dreamteam (a.k.a Masters of Distraction) with an ensemble of some of the world's best improvisational artists ranging from Andy Gangadeen, Captain Beefheart guitarist and Jeff Buckley co-writer and collaborator Gary Lucas, Emre Ramazanoglou, Dizraeli, world female beatbox champion and bassist Bellatrix and DMC Champion JFB.
In 2019 Beardyman released '6am (Ready to Write)' featuring Joe Rogan on Sony/RCA and won the UK Music Video Award for 'Best Dance Music' video, beating The Chemical Brothers, Camelphat, Prospa and more and was shortlisted for 'Best Video of 2019'.
Beardyman just completed a UK tour to road test the new technology and raised the bar on what fans can expect for 2020.
With over 60 million views of his performance on YouTube alone, 180,000 Facebook followers, 45,000 Twitter followers and 12,000 on Instagram, 2020 is about further developing Beardyman's fanbase and focusing on consistent content creation, music releases and touring.
'Sheer Volume' is an ongoing project resulting in releasing a single each and every week throughout the year.
The project comprises of weekly cross-posted live streams from his studio. This hour long interactive jam creating audio and visual content to be edited and formatted to each social media platform.
This will result in a live video performance of a new song each week, culminating in a weekly digital single release on all major DSPs and online retail stores. A monthly podcast will be compiled from this content along with exclusive spoof adverts and skits.
At the end of each quarter, a seasonal album will be compiled from the tracks released, resulting in 52 singles and four albums being released throughout 2020.
14 Sep, 2019
Beardyman shares his new video for the track '6am (Ready To Write)' featuring Joe Rogan.
06 Sep, 2019
Beardyman premieres the full new video for '6am (Ready To Write)' featuring Joe Rogan.
25 Aug, 2019
Beardyman shares the lyric video for his new track '6am (Ready To Write)' featuring Joe Rogan.
16 Aug, 2019
Two Door Cinema Club share the new video for 'Once', taken from their 4th album 'False Alarm'.
16 Jan, 2017
Listen to Beardyman & The Dream Team performing "listeners suggestions" on Tom Robinson's show on BBC 6 Music, to create a live album.
22 Jan, 2016
Beardyman and his mind-blowing supergroup of world class musicians and freestyle MCs will make a brand new album live, inspired by the audience's dreamt up song titles.
Improvisation. Telepathy. Imagination. Beat Boxing. One Album. One Hour.
Soundcrash are extremely happy to announce that the prodigiously talented Beardyman will be taking to the stage at Electric Brixton along with a 'dream team' consisting of some of the finest improvisatory talents the world has to offer. This team of extraordinary individuals will be using a mixture of telepathic communication and improvisatory prowess to create a brand new album right in front of the lucky audiences eyes.
Beardyman has made a name for himself for being one of the most multitalented musicians on the face of the planet. One minute he's winning the UK Beatbox competition, twice, next he's winning best MC at Breakspoll, and then he's playing a sold-out run of solo comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. As if he didn't already have enough strings to his beat bow Beardyman outgrew the restrictions of the human mouth and stepped into the world of live looping using his signature Kaoss pads to take his music into the rapturous world of live production. His most recent live setup consists of the Beardytron 5000 a custom built rig that combines multiple ipads and devices loaded with FX and loopers.
In this brand new show Beardyman will be combining his own improvisatory prowess with some of the leading talents in the UK's improvisatory scene. Expect to see him joining forces with some of Soundcrash's favourite artists.
"The show is clever and meandering, it follows the recesses of Foreman's mind to places which are brilliant and unexpected." - Nouse
"The vocal shaman emits and manipulates any conceivable sound with manic wit, that will have you rocking with laughter and shaking your tail feather" - Chortle
"Funny, innovative, surprising and awe inspiring" - Clash
30 Nov, 2015
Beardyman will feature at the 'Shindig Weekender' over the Bank Holiday 27th-29th May, 2016.
09 Sep, 2015
Beardyman unveils a new video for the track 'Mountainside', taken from his album 'Distractions' on Tummy Touch.
Premiered here on Dummy.
30 May, 2015
Beardyman unveils a new video entitled 'What Is The Beardytron'. He will also be appearing on the new John Bishop Show, on BBC One tonight (Saturday 30th May 9.45pm).
13 Jan, 2014
The Freestyle Project - a diverse collective formed of some of the UK's most talented freestyle MC's brought together and accompanied by Beardyman. It started with a session in a warehouse in North London and ended up with a live show in the infamous Udderbelly.
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