Beats and rhymes from Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer
A glorious blend of hiphop performed in a jolly received pronunciation accent, Mr B began his chap- hop career in 2007 when he decided to bring elements of his previous incarnations – UK rapper, jump- up breaks producer, banjolele maverick and dandy – together, to create a brand new genre.
His first ditty, A Piece of My Mind, was released in Japan on Second Royal Records and its accompanying video and UK tour dates alerted the rest of the world to this new musical form.
Since then he has trav- elled the world, from Surrey to Osaka, Banstead to Berlin, Middlesborough to Minneapolis, Norway to New York and the Edinburgh Fringe to Glastonbury, bringing his beats, rhymes and manners.
Mr B has recorded four long players – OG, Original Gentleman; The Tweed Album, Can’t Stop Shan’t Stop and Mr B’s Christmas Album, as well as one collection of Chappist Acid House ( Mr B The Gentleman Selector’s Acid Ragtime: Chapstep Volume One).
He also releases terribly English electronica under the guise of The Major.
His videos have garnered millions of views on YouTube and his media appearances include Rapping for Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight, playing live on BBC Radio One for Rob Da Bank, Nick Grimshaw and Scott Mills; Radio Two for Claudia Winkleman and Steve Lamacq; 6Music for Tom Robinson and Shaun Kenaveny; and for Zoe Ball on Sky Arts.
He was also front page of Street Journal.
Mr B’s merry jaunt to Guildford next month will see him present a mostly festive show, with songs from his Christmas album and other festive chaphop favourites. once the the Wall
For a rip- roaring evening of entertainment – the show starts at 8pm – you’ll need a ticket chum! They’re just £ 12 (£ 10 concessions).
To book yours, call the Electric Theatre on 01483 501200 or visit https:// electric. theatre/.