Acclaimed world record-breaking beatboxer, SK Shlomo, makes all kinds of music using just his mouth and a microphone.
His incredibly energetic Beatbox Adventure For Kids is like nothing you have seen before – jaw-dropping, inspirational and totally absorbing. He teaches a room full of kids, and their equally enthusiastic parents, to become “superstar beatboxers” in a jam-packed interactive 45-50 minute show.
Join this amazing ‘microphone magician’ and become one of his on-stage sidekicks in a world of funny sounds, brilliant noises and cool music, whether you’re aged 1 or 101.
A Guinness World Record breaker, SK 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, Ed Sheeran, Basement Jaxx and Lily Allen.
In the process he has continually pushed the boundaries of beatboxing, bringing the art form to new and unexpected audiences.
Raised on a strict childhood diet of orchestral percussion and jazz drums, SK Shlomo instinctively began making vocal music as a small child. 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.
“Joyous” ***** BroadwayBaby
“Mesmerising!” ***** Primary Times
“Staggering!” ***** Families Edinburgh
“Outrageously talented” **** The List Edinburgh
“A perfect show… sets young imaginations alight” **** The Times
“The kid’s good. Jaw-droppingly good.” The Guardian
Whether you are booking acts for a family weekend festival, corporate fun day, school event, or private party, you are in for a special and unique treat with SK Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids.
Suitable for ALL Key Stages on the school curriculum, FE & Young Adults, of all abilities and skill levels, small or large groups.
Whatever you’re looking for, something fun and inspiring, or to encourage teamwork and collaboration, confidence building, songwriting, singing, performance coaching, microphone technique, there’s something in this show for everyone. And the performance can be tailor-made for your school or festival.
Previous venues to host Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids include the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Swindon Arts Centre, Birmingham MAC, Salisbury Festival, Henley Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, Greenbelt Festival, Brighton Corn exchange, Jersey Live Festival, Kings Place London, Newbury Arlington Arts Centre, Minecon Earth, Underbelly Festival Southbank, Elderflower Fields Festival, Shambala Festival, and many more.
And for something even more special, ask us about ‘Shlomo’s Superstars’. He recently worked with 150 students, from three primary schools, to create an original performance that would open the Bath International Music Festival. Watch our behind the scenes video to find out more.
Comments from those involved include:
• “These are ordinary children and they’ve grown in confidence and the ability to put it out there”
• “Everybody can make music and this project has hit the nail on the head with that”
• “We’ve got children that might find reading hard or writing... they’ve all been able to achieve in this, compose a piece and perform, they’ve all felt like one”
• I showed the children some footage of Shlomo and that’s when the whole ballgame changed”
Shlomo had the audience eating out of his hand from the start. A naturally gifted teacher, Shlomo wanted to show the next generation how to beatbox and they loved him for it.
Shlomo ended this joyous hour with a demonstration of where these simple techniques can lead and brought the house down in wonder at the impossible sounds coming from this man’s mouth. This is a guy at the very top of his game and he has to be seen — or heard — to be believed!
Listening to the buzz from the children outside after the show, they clearly had a wonderful time. They excitedly queued up to meet Shlomo and high-five their hero. Throughout, it was clear that the parents were having just as good a time as their kids — maybe even better.
As part of our NMP Live Meets... interview series, Shlomo’s Beatbox Adventure For Kids took time out of a busy schedule to sit down with us for an exclusive chat. Watch the video below and find out what he can bring to your event.
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