After winning the UK Beatbox Championship twice in a row, Beardyman né Darren Foreman ploughed headlong into the swirling vortex of musical and technological experimentation before him and has referred to himself in the third person ever since.
An obsession with music technology and looping became a career-long study in the possibilities afforded by technology in the field of musical improvisation but he remained limited by the consumer tech available at the time.
Having played mainstages and packed-out rooms the world over, Beardyman decided that it was time to reveal what he had been working on in secret all this time. The Beardytron5000mkII.
Imagine a machine that can let you record and mix music in real time –one that will enable musicians to get down the ideas in their head instantly, with no filter between the germs of a song and hearing it come alive straight away. Imagine the fevered genius capable of building such a perfect musical aid. Meet the BEARDYTRON_5000mkIV (Beardytron). And meet its creator…Beardyman, whose performances have been viewed over 60 million times on YouTube alone with improvisation being at the heart of the creative process.