Beardyman has been making noise, both literally and figuratively, in the music industry since 2006, developing somewhat of a cult following with help from social media sites such as Myspace and YouTube.
Racking up countless accolades including UK Beatbox Champion, this inspirational musical pioneer has supported Groove Armada in their 2007 UK Tour and even performed at the Royal Albert Hall. So, when he came to Camden, music lovers from all over naturally flocked to see what the hype was all about.
With its multiple tiers and balconies that overlook the main stage and open dance floor, there’s something that has remained theatrical about the KOKO club since transforming from theatre in to nightclub, and this suits Beardyman’s act perfectly. Opening artists included, DJ Bobba Fett and the DMC World DJ Champions, Disablists.
When the clock struck 1:30am, whilst many London boroughs quietly slept, Camden was pumping as one man, his mic and a whole heap of flashing controllers took to the stage and spilled hot magma beats upon the mosh pit that gathered on the lower levels of the multi-tiered venue. Those who had fought their way toward the stage became a sea of limbs bouncing as one, like wild technicoloured waves that rippled all the way to the smoking shelter.
“Who wants drum and bass?” Beardyman cried out to the crowd, “Who wants techno?” They wanted it all, and Beardyman delivered his unique act tailored to audience demand with bass heavy verbal beats that looped and reverberated off of the plush scarlet walls. I think that’s what makes Beardyman’s act one of a kind. Whether you like techno, drum and bass, dubstep, or even Jazz, he’s got every sound you’ll ever need on the tip of his tongue.