Beardyman presents: Dream Team Sessions
Apr 2016 02

Beardyman presents: Dream Team Sessions

Electric Brixton

Times: 19:00 - 22:00


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 Kaoss pads to take his music into the rapturous world of live production. Beardyman currently performs using the self-designed Beardytron, the world’s most advanced live music production system. This device allows him to improvise studio quality, cutting edge music in realtime. Using the Beardytron has led Beardyman to recently collaborating with Herbie Hancock and led him onto the collaborative path that has ended up with the formation of the ‘Dream Team’.
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. Female World Beatbox Championship winner Bellatrix will be bringing her vocal and bass talents to the mix as well as her old band leader Dizraeli on freestyle vocals. Rob Lewis will be providing tantalising string parts on the cello whilst Emre shows us how he drummed on the last Michael Jackson record amongst many others. One of the world’s leading freestyle MC’s Leen will also be spitting lyrics whilst 3 times UK DMC champion JFB takes to the decks along with additional strings and saxophone from Ben Sarfas.

“Marvel at the musical mastery…Emotionally intense doesn’t begin to cover it. Fuck, Man” – Musical Melting Pot

“Genius at live improv” – Uncut

“Breathtakingly talented” – Time Out