One world famous beatboxer and five of the UK’s most exciting acoustic performers enter the music lab for you to witness a non-stop collaborative voyage of Loopstations, acoustic guitars and the human voice. This improvised show will be unlike anything that you will have seen before. Each of these incredible artists will perform individual sets, before embarking on an experimental musical relay across hours of back-to-back entertainment.
This exclusive Lyrix Organix collaboration is a charity fundraiser for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ahead of their Glastonbury shows (where Shlomo will be headlining). All profits will be donated to MSF’s ongoing appeal for Haiti (which is currently consumed by a cholera epidemic). Lyrix Organix is a space where artists spark, collaborations ignite and audiences tingle. This night will be unforgettable and packed so get down early.
Joe Driscoll + Z-Star + Dizraeli + Aruba Red + Kal Lavelle
Date: Tues 14 June
Doors: 7.30pm – 11.30pm
Venue: Old Queens Head
Address: 44 Essex Road, Islington, N1 8LN
Price: £5 on the door (all profits donated to MSF)
This event will be streamed live online
Shlomo: Recently crowned World Loopstation Champion in LA, Shlomo performances regularly raise hairs, nod heads and shake speakers. The beatbox supremo is a master of the human voice with a musical intelligence that is breaking boundaries in live music. Renowned for his collaborations with artists such as Damon Albarn, Martha Wainwright and DJ Yoda – Shlomo has even performed with Bjork to 3.9 billion viewers (Olympics 2004 opening ceremony) – the performance was nominated for a Grammy. http://www.shlo.co.uk
Joe Driscoll: An underground hero with his seamless blend of acoustic music, beatboxing and rapping. A regular showstopper, Joe’s irrepressible live performances are Influenced equally by Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul and Folk. http://www.joedriscoll.net
Z-Star: An internationally renowned singer/songwriter, Z’s live performances leave audiences awestruck by her beautiful voice, slick style and vivid lyricism. A psychedelic melting pot of soul, blues, jazz and bossa nova rhythms, nestled on an acoustic backdrop. http://www.zstarmusic.com
Dizraeli: A groundbreaking poet / MC, Dizraeli is an enigmatic performer that has been shaking up both Folk and Hip Hop spheres with the incredible Small Gods. Weaving wordplay with intelligence and humour, its impossible not to be mesmerised by his talent. http://www.dizraeli.com
Aruba Red: A fiery rebel soldier with a refreshing soulful voice, Aruba Red tackles tough socio-political issues with consummate skill. Having recorded with the likes of Jamaican superstar Jah Cure and supporting Maverick Sabre, Aruba Red is set for big things. http://www.myspace.com/arubaredmusic
Kal Lavelle: Acoustic folk dripping with emotion and charm, Kal’s irresistable performances have recently been captivating audiences across the UK on Ed Sheeran’s sold out tour. http://www.myspace.com/kallavellemusic
Lyrix Organix’s reputation for diversity, cutting-edge talent and ethical ethos has seen them rise to become one of the most exciting promoters in the UK. Lyrix Organix proudly develops the finest emerging poets, freestyle MC’s, singers, beatboxers, musicians, DJ’s, graphic designers and visual artists to harvest a creative community of boundary-pushing individuals.