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Are you in the loop? Beardyman is coming to Gloucester Guildhall!


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Known for his incredible beatboxing skills and use of live looping technology, Beardyman plays Gloucester Guildhall on Wednesday November 19.
 
Musician Darren Foreman was given the nickname Beardyman because a name was quickly needed for a flyer for an early show, and he had a beard at the time. Since then he has become a regular on the festival circuit and a YouTube sensation.
 
Beardyman creates predominantly drum and bass orientated songs there and then on the spot using only his voice (and the assistance of looping machines).
 
Dan Charles, programming and marketing manager at Gloucester Guildhall, said: “We strive to offer a diverse programme of music at the Guildhall and this show announcement is extremely exciting.
 
“Beardyman is sensational, an incredible live spectacle and he offers something a bit different to what people might be used to at the Guildhall.
“We’re delighted to have him here; it’s going to be a great night.”

In 2006 Beardyman battled to become UK Beatbox Champion and retained his title in 2007 making him the first beatboxer in UK history to win two championships in a row.

As well as an accomplished solo beatboxer, Beardyman was inspired by MC Xander to use music technology such as the Korg Kaoss Pad 3 in order to loop and sample his vocals. Through his use of looping tools he effectively produces whole DJ sets where the records are constructed live from his vocalisations, as well as live production of original material.

His music frequently contains elements of drum and bass, dubstep, breakbeat, trance, techno and other associated forms of electronic dance music. He also incorporates other forms of music into his live sets, including reggae and country music, often for comedic purposes.

Beardyman plays Gloucester Guildhall on Wednesday November 19. Tickets, priced at £12.50 go on sale on Friday (Sept 26) at 9am. Tickets can be bought at www.gloucesterguildhall.co.uk or by calling the box office on 01452 503050.


Explore Gloucesershire
25 September 2014

 


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