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Hirsute cult musician Beardyman became a YouTube sensation after posting several videos showcasing his unique blend of improvisational beatboxing, hip-hop, and comedy. Born Darren Foreman in Stanmore, North London, in 1982, he started at a young age, and after moving to Brighton to study at the University of Sussex, a live performance from the Roots' Rahzel showed him that his own skills could sustain a whole show, inspiring him to pursue a career in the music industry. In 2006, he was crowned the U.K. Beatbox Champion, a title he also retained a year later, and set up his own ground-breaking Battlejam club nights, which became one of the London scene's hottest events when it later moved to Cargo. He found world-wide fame when he uploaded The Kitchen Diaries, a spoof cookery show which used beats as ingredients, onto various video-sharing sites, which led to appearances on Lily Allen's BBC3 chat show, a support slot on Groove Armada's U.K. tour, and performances at Glastonbury, Leeds/Reading, and Bestival. He also hosted a BBC Radio 4 documentary about lyrebirds, the Australian mimicking birds who apparently influenced him, MC'd at Fatboy Slim's Big Beach Boutique 4, and recorded a single with Chipmunk and Labrinth for Radio 1. His debut LP, I Done a Album, was released in 2011.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
11.29.15 The Lowry Salford, Gtm UK
12.14.15 Glee Club Birmingham, Wmd UK
01.20.16 The Lowry Salford, Gtm UK
01.21.16 Epstein Theatre Liverpool, Mersyd UK
01.23.16 King George's Hall Blackburn, Lan UK
01.24.16 The Glee Club Nottingham, Nottinghamshire UK