The son of a blues musician and pianist, Hobbit was surrounded by music from birth. Hobbit soon found percussion to be his true calling and his love of sound naturally gravitated him towards beatboxing.
Beatboxing since 2003 and performing everything from intimate gigs through to stadium tours across the world means Hobbit is a true stage and seasoned festival artist. His show has taken him from stages at Glastonbury Festival to Times Square in New York. In a single decade, he has accomplished much, not only for himself but for the art form as well. Hobbit has judged the UK Beatbox Championships and hosted the International Beatbox Convention in London and NYC for several years running; an honour no other beatboxer has shared and in no small part due to his impressive battle record. He is the current 2x UK Loopstation Champion, 3x UK Team Champion with '2rBeat' (previously known as 'IllBits') and UK Solo Finalist, as well as international titles. Hobbit is also a member of World Champion beatbox crew, 'The Beatbox Collective'.
Brands and companies worked with throughout his career include Virgin Media, Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, SKY, Toyota, Major League Soccer (US), Desperados, Pringles, Relentless and Vauxhall. Hobbit is also a sponsored artist with microphone company Audix USA. His TV credits include The Paul O'Grady Show, Big Brother, Blue Peter, SKY TV and voicing the character 'Juke' on Cartoon Network show “The Amazing World of Gumball”.
Hobbit has had the privilege to collaborate with a range of recognised artists such as Congo Natty, Foreign Beggars and UK Pop Legend Gabrielle. He has also been able to show his versatility as an artist by playing with Indian kathak performer Guari Sharma Tripathi, creating a solo piece with choir group “The Great Sea Sessions”, collaborating with comedienne Nina Conti on stage and curating a live Beatbox and Comedy show with the incredibly funny Jarred Christmas, which has toured the UK and had a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014 & 2015. He returned to Edinburgh in 2016 with acapella legends, 'The Magnets' and 'The Beatbox Collective' for two incredible shows which both received 5 star reviews.
In 2010, Hobbit performed and co-wrote the soundtrack and soundscape to 20 Stories High’s theatre production, Ghost Boy. Three years later, he was asked to come back again with cellist Hannah Marshall on their biggest show to date, Melody Loses Her Mojo. 2016 saw him return the stage as part of “The Broke'n' Beat Collective” national tour where he created all music and soundscape live as well as being an integral member of the cast. This creative and collaborative process helped lead the shows to 5 star reviews on their national tours.
With a new live show and more exciting projects lined up, there are no signs of stopping. Expect to see more of one of the finest beatboxers the world has to offer.
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