The world champion beatboxer, double bassist and singer heads to The Lantern for a dynamic show in which she loops, sings, plays and, of course, beatboxes as she explores genres, timbres and sounds. Supporting Bellatrix is Bristol’s own Eva Lazarus with her new band, The Afronauts, and our first signing, China Bowls.
Coming from a festival background with an infectious neo-soul jazz vibe, experimental hip-hop influences and just a hint of gypsy swing, China Bowls has been playing across the country; from Colston Hall to Glastonbury, Boomtown and Bestival.
Her insightful lyrics, playful vocals, and satisfying funk will capture you in an aural trance. She has been working closely with her eclectic mentor Eva Lazarus to produce her upcoming debut EP, Talk. This weaves tales of life experiences, unfolding into an artwork which evokes, comforts and uplifts.
Known for her work with independent power-house girl band The Boxettes and psychedelic hip-hop outfit Dizraeli and The Small Gods, Bellatrix is a musical explorer and songwriter from the west country, UK. Primarily a bass player and vocalist, she also holds the titles 2009 world beatbox champion, 2014 UK beatbox champion, 2015 beatbox team world champion and 2015 beatbox team UK champion. Unlike most beatboxers, Bellatrix has a degree in jazz double bass from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Her broad palette of influences from hip-hop to jazz, folk, and the down right weird is apparent across her music and character.
Birmingham born, Midlands raised Eva Lazarus is the front woman for Bristol grown bass music band Dub Mafia. As a singer, songwriter and MC, Eva Lazarus is all about the big afro, big voice, big beats and big bass. Her music crosses genres from Reggae to DnB, Jungle to Hip Hop, Soul and beyond. She’s made numerous collaborations with the likes of Stanton Warriors, Etherwood, Dub FX, Mr Woodnote, Danny Byrd, Jus now, Gotsome and Serocee.