Presents: Live Friday featuring The Boxettes

Earlier this year I went to WOMAD, my first proper festival where I helped break a World Record. By proper I mean it involved music, tents, portable toilets and pneumatic drill-like snorers who park their tent inches away from the one you’re in.

It was a great experience and one of the acts I was fortunate to witness was The Boxettes, a five piece all-female acapella outfit with the most amazing beatboxer in Bellatrix. I’m guessing the fact she is the current female world beatbox champion might explain why she is so good but hey, what do I know?

What I do know is I had pencilled them in as a maybe on the guide but that afternoon Sonia and her daughter (the girl) had taken part in a workshop that the Boxettes had run having just arrived from Austria of all places!

After Sonia & the girl raved about the workshop and the girl demonstrated her new-found beatbox skills I crossed out the question mark I had placed in the guide and circled their name instead. The Boxettes were hugely impressive and incredibly friendly on stage which made me slightly regret not going to the workshop however when I think of how embarrassing it would have been to attempt to beatbox in public, the feeling of regret was very fleeting.

So, you can imagine that when I found out that the final Presents Live Fridays in 2011 would be headlined by The Boxettes there was a smile on my face. I should mention that this will be the final Presents Live Fridays event to be held at The Garage, from January 2012 the venue changes to the HMV Forum in Kentish Town.

Support on the night will be provided by Clement Marfo & the Frontline, Daley and Stooshe as well as the ever present DJs. Ticket inc. booking fee are £11.50 however before you reach for your debit card why not enter my competition to win a pair of VIP tickets?


As with previous months, have kindly given me some VIP tickets to give away but as it’s the final event of the year instead of 1 pair of tickets they’ve given me 5! So, if you want to win a pair of VIP tickets just answer the following question:

What is the name of the current female world beatbox champion?

If you think you know the answer email it together with your name and a contact number to

Your entry has to arrive before Noon on Monday 28 November 2011, the winners will be the first 5 (five) correct entries selected at random. Over-18’s only. Prizes are non-transferable. No cash alternative. Travel to and from the event is not included.

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