Beats and rhymes from Mr B, The Gen­tle­man Rhymer

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BRING­ING

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/.

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