THePETEBOX is one of the world’s finest human beatbox artists hailing from Nottingham in the UK. For the uninitiated, human beatboxing is creating music, mimicking a wide range of instruments and effects using just the mouth and vocal chords.

THePETEBOX is a leading player on the beatboxing scene, making his mark after only a few months of gigging by winning the Radio 1 beatbox championships in 2005. Since then his breathtaking abilities to create, and re-create many styles of music such as hip-hop, drum ’n’ bass, jazz, house, garage and rock, has established him as an explosive live performer, having appeared at countless club nights and festivals around the UK and abroad over the past three years.

2007 saw the debut of THePETEBOX’s acclaimed new live show featuring a loop sampler pedal used to layer up his vocals – a spectacle to be seen to be believed as he pushes his artform to new limits, creating layered tracks, both original and covers with stunning results. This pioneering endeavour led THePETEBOX to be announced a winner of the year’s prestigious Channel 4Talent Awards in December 2007, placing him alongside some of the countries’ most promising young creatives. He has also been touring the show around Africa, Norway, France, Czech Republic and the UK and is set to showcase at a host of festivals over the coming summer including Isle of White, Bestival, Creamfields, V Festival and Glastonbury.

THePETEBOX has supported legends such as Grandmaster Flash, Will Smith, Pendulum, The Automatic, Grooverider, Tim Westwood, even The Human League and has played alongside host of artists including New Young Pony Club, Mystery Jets, Sway, Ty, Skinnyman and Killa Kela. He can also been seen frequently wowing the crowds at some of the UK’s most renowned club nights including UK Takeover, Chibuku, Firefly and Detonate.

His festival appearances to date include Glastonbury, V Festival, Creamfields, Urban Music Festival, Malawi’s Lake of Stars Festival, Germany’s Das Fest, UK’s Eastern Haze and a tour of Africa in 2007 took him to three festivals in three African countries and led him to be featured on South African TV and Radio and the cover of Malawi’s national arts supplement.

THePETEBOX has made guest appearances on BBC Radio, BBC TV and Kerrang national radio and has made jingles for Kerrang and Centreforce fm. In March 2007 he was flown over to Mexico to star in a TV advert for Telefonica Movistar Mobile Phones, which aired in Mexico, Panama and Guatemala! Hola!

The coming year sees THePETEBOX pursuing his first solo studio project, more live and studio collaborations and as ever showcasing his art form at venues around the globe.

THePETEBOX is also hard at work with the bands SWIMMInG// and WeShowUpOnRadaR .


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