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Jack “Hobbit” Hobbs

ArtForm: CityShowcase Act/Composer

The son of a blues musician and pianist, Hobbit was surrounded by music from birth. Quickly becoming an accomplished musician in his own right, Hobbit soon found percussion to be his true calling and with his love of hip-hop, naturally gravitated towards beatboxing.

By the age of 15, Hobbit was already performing to packed venues. Rocking the mic at every given opportunity has gained Hobbit a loyal following, which has led to numerous shows and collaborations with various live acts around the UK. From one-off shows to international tours, Hobbit has performed to crowds of over 60,000 and to TV audiences over 7,000,000.

Hobbit has not only appeared on stage and run workshops across the world, but has also made numerous regional, national and international print, radio and TV appearances. He has featured prominently in a number of advertising campaigns and made guest appearances on several albums and DVDs; even releasing his own hit DVD, Do the Beatbox. Neither has his presence gone unnoticed on the Internet, where his Top Featured Video on YouTube.com has to date received several million views worldwide.

2009 saw Hobbit selected as a member of the Love Music Hate Racism All-Stars and in 2010 he wrote and performed the soundtrack to acclaimed theatre production, Ghost Boy, which toured extensively around the UK. Heralded by critics as the high point of the production, the two hour live-looping set was as groundbreaking as it was poignant.

Recognition from his peers has seen Hobbit selected as the judge of the UK Beatbox Championships and the host of the International Beatbox Convention in London and NYC for the past several years running. An honour no other beatboxer has shared and in no small part due to his impressive battle record, being a Vauxhall UK Beatbox Championships finalist and holding titles such as Battle Jam Champion.

At the age of 23, this beatboxer is already 9 years deep into his career and is showing no signs of running out of breath.

Biog as updated for City Showcase RTTB 2011

Featuring In:

City Showcase at RTTB 2011
Sunday 25.09.2011
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