Singer. Beatboxer. Songwriter. Live looper. One-man vocal band.
Kid Beyond loops and multitracks his voice onstage to create his own live backing tracks â€“ layering his impassioned lyrics over his own beatboxing and vocal instrumentation. The result: riveting, soulful electronic pop.
\"What takes most people an entire band to produce, Kid Beyond executes with his own mouth. You\'re in the presence of a higher power... you want to get up and dance.\" â€“ SF Weekly, Best of SF
A \"fiercely charismatic... truly mesmerizing\" performer, armed with a powerful rock-soul singing voice and the jaw-dropping skills that earned him the title \"San Francisco\'s Best Beatboxer,\" Kid Beyond has rocked sprawling festival crowds, huge warehouse parties, and jam-packed venues from the Fillmore to Carnegie Hall.
\"Using his top-shelf beatboxing skills, expert vocals, and some of the deepest, most amazing live-looping chops we\'ve ever seen...Kid B\'s ability to pump up a crowd is truly impressive.\" â€“ Keyboard Magazine
Kid B has shared the stage with String Cheese Incident, Spearhead, BT, the RZA, Buckethead, Blackalicious, Particle, the Wailers, KRS-One, Lyrics Born, Sage Francis, Digital Underground â€“ and in his previous career, James Brown, Ray Charles, LL Cool J, the Neville Brothers, Run-DMC, even Bill Clinton.
\"Fiercely charismatic... truly mesmerizing.\'That\'s the best live thing I\'ve ever seen,\'the dude behind me pants when it\'s over.\"â€“ East Bay Express
The first thing you\'ll notice is the beatboxing â€“ the result of over 20 years of practice.
\"With just his voice, he weaves a sonic tapestry that flows from turntables and drum machines to synthesizers and electric guitars. He records and stacks loops onstage that get even the most cynical music fans on their feet and dancing.\" â€“ Remix Magazine
Once he grabs your attention, layering his voice line-by-line, then he hits you with his powerful singing and songwriting â€“ from haunting trip-hop epics to sweaty dancefloor jams, all with the aim of moving your heart, soul, and body.
\"As transcendent as the first time Grandmaster Flash decided to replay a break... I could have listened to him perform for hours. He is amazing...something this jaded music writer couldn\'t entirely understand, much less put into words.\"
â€“ SF Weekly
You\'ll just have to hear him to believe it.