Internationally acclaimed beatboxer and World Loopstation Champion SHLOMO creates an incredibly energetic live show like nothing you have seen before: jaw dropping, inspirational and totally absorbing.
A Guinness World Record holder, Shlomo gave up astrophysics to perform his amazing vocal pyrotechnics. It was a good move. Since then he has won global acclaim and worked with some of the biggest names in music including Bjork, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Martha Wainwright, Imogen Heap, The Specials, DJYoda and even comedians the Mighty Boosh. In the process he has consistently pushed the boundaries of beatboxing, bringing the art form to new and unexpected audiences through such diverse collaborations.
Shlomo is a firm favourite on the UK Festival scene, having introduced Pulp, Chase and Status and Cee Lo Green at Glastonbury, collaborated with pop wonders Ed Sheeran, James Morrison and Jason Mraz and performing his sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Raised on a strict childhood diet of orchestral percussion and jazz drums, Shlomo instinctively began making vocal music as a small child. As a pupil at RGS High Wycombe, he is remembered among other things for his superb drumming in the school’s 2002 production of West Side Story. He first found critical acclaim as a beatboxer aged 18 when he began touring with the award winning multinational hip hop group Foreign Beggars, and was named the “Harry Potter of beatboxing” by BBC Radio 1’s Tim Westwood. This was designed as a compliment, we think – either way it wasn’t long until Shlomo was collaborating with Icelandic pop queen Bjork on her all vocal album Medulla in 2004.
Shlomo’s performance on BBC2’s Later with Jools Holland was seen by Emily Eavis who invited him to host a 2-hour collaborative extravaganza at Glastonbury Festival. Shlomo was joined by a host of star names, including Martha Wainwright, Ed Harcourt, Portico Quartet, Reverend and the Makers, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly in a memorable and moving performance.
“Slick theatrics and soulful vocal gymnastics” Evening Standard
“A fascinating contrast between his extraordinary willowy, soft-edged charm and his dangerously energised performing” The Telegraph