by / March 30th, 2010 /

Beardyman, Kormac Big Band – The Button Factory, Dublin

Bodytonic Present…
+ KORMAC BIG BAND (Scribble Records)

Friday 07 May @ The Button Factory
Doors 7.30pm
Adv Tickets: €


After 2 years of smashing the living daylights out of the world’s most exclusive dancefloors, Beardyman is about to embark on the bright lights of his first ever solo tour. BUT, he has no idea what he is going to play’¦

You will definitely witness some mind-bending mouth-work and genius-like live music production aided by his revolutionary self-made loop-station aka -spaceship’. And as he’s fresh out of the studio with dance-meister producer Tom Middleton, you may be lucky enough to catch a sneaky peak of his new ideas, which won’t be heard until the summer. So what about that eh?
As many of you already know, -Beardyman’ is a shape with many sides and a dude with many talents so he’s going to do what he does best and play what the people of YOUR town want to hear. Yes YOU, godammit.
But how is this going to work? Easy – if you send your suggestions to him, along with your city, on Twitter under the hash-tag #beardytour he will include them in his set, as long as you’re there to claim responsibility for how great (or shocking) they turn out to be. Marmite-hip-hop-ragga-step, renegade-banana-disco-dub, or Michael Jackson and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a techno rave-up’¦ the never-ending choices are yours. Are you ready?

Beardyman has come a long way since winning the UK beatbox championships TWICE in 2006 & 2007 (in 2008 he was the judge) and since his internet viral Kitchen Diaries was shown on the Ellen Degeneres show in the USA in 2007 it has now accumulated over 5 million plays across YouTube (with the total views of all of his clips in the high tens of millions) and his skills bagged him a headliner slot next to Katy Perry at the first ever YouTube LIVE concert, in 2008. She may have kissed a girl, but Beardyman created the buzz for the whole event and got to second base by helping YTL make history by receiving the most ever views online, ever, at one sitting.
Damn, and if that ain’t enough, Beardy’s live music mash-ups have graced the main stages at Sonar, Bestival, Lovebox, Snowbombing and Rise festivals and supported the likes of Groove Armada, Jazzy Jeff and the Beastie Boys. All this from a guy who wrote a symphony for his school orchestra aged TEN.
Beardyman – he may be sick but he’s full of sauce. Suck it up.