Grace Savage Live

She's dominated the world of UK beatboxing for many years. Now, Grace Savage is turning her attention to music with a gig at Colours, Hoxton. Peter Gray reports.

UK Beatbox champion turned electro pop singer Grace Savage will be bringing her irresistibly catchy brand of pop to Colours, Hoxton on the 15th of October 2021.

Savage, who was once ranked one of ELLE’s 100 Most Inspiring Women, has been making music since 2017, when she released her debut EP, Savage Grace.

Since then, the London based singer has released a string of catchy, radio friendly singles, including the lilting Cracks and the haunting Running Under Water. The latter was picked up by BBC Introducing,  becoming Radio 1’s Track of The Week in late 2018.

Savage had been making headlines long before that, however. A phenomenally gifted beatboxer in a male dominated scene, Savage nonetheless went on the win the UK Beatboxing Championship a staggering four times.

The artist had honed her craft literally since birth. Discovering at a young age that she had a talent for imitating the everyday sounds around her, the youngster was soon able to mimic an impressive collection of sounds, including a boiling kettle and the wailing sound of an ambulance siren. By 17, this talent had led to a career as a beatboxer.

At the height of her fame, Savage was a member of the popular Vocal Orchestra choir. The group was the brainchild of Simon Kahn, better known as SK Shlomo, a popular British singer-songwriter, producer and beatboxer.

The choir was put together to headline a prestigious international convention of beatboxing, however, the group proved so successful (their debut performance sold out before the band had even met) that the choir became a permanent entity.

Not one to rest on her laurels, Savage later put together her own show, Blind, which explored the world of sound. In particular the event looked at how the sounds women hear influence how they understand who they are. Blind went on to debut at the Pleasance Courtyard during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014. 

Grace Savage will be at Colours, Hoxton on the 15th of October 2021. More information about the show can be found here.

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-London's Best Events-
What: live music
When: 15 Oct 2021
Where: Colours, Hoxton