Le Gateau Chocolat and BeatVox at Somerset House Wedding

October 17, 2013

Ah weddings, the coming together of people, people coming together to create something stronger, better... something with beat boxing and vocal harmonies and – oh... oh you thought we were talking about the couple? No no no; entertainment – it’s always about entertainment. That was especially true of this recent wedding at Somerset House.

BeatVox in action at Somerset HouseWe worked with vocal harmony/beatboxing outfit BeatVox, the inimitable Le Gateau Chocolat and the team at Fisher Productions to create a show stopping collaboration that capped off a stunning wedding at the iconic venue. Featuring some of the biggest names in the beatboxing community, BeatVox combine a capella vocal harmonies with vocal percussion to create an unbelievable performance that’s all the more amazing for featuring no backing tracks or looping – just voices.

Gateau and Beatvox on StageThe fivesome performed a mix of medleys and cover versions that showed their amazing versatility and skill before being joined by cabaret Diva Le Gateau Chocolat who performed a breathtaking version of Diamonds Are Forever backed by the group. Gateau’s luscious, velvety baritone provided an interesting contrast to BeatVox’s intricate harmonies and rhythms.

Check out this video of 3 times UK Beatboxing Champion Ball-Z in action at Somerset House.

New Orleans style Jazz from The Blind TigersEarlier in the evening, background music came courtesy of vintage jazz connoisseurs The Blind Tigers who provided a Dixieland Jazz soundtrack to drinks and canapes.   

Take a look at some more pictures from the event below. 

He's miming "Sternberg Clarke... Call Sternberg Clarke"" Saxophonist from The Blind TigersBeatVox at Somerset HouseFor more information on booking BeatVox or Le Gateau Chocolat (or both?) head over to our contact page and get in touch.

By Garreth Owen