Willowstone 2011 - Shlomo
Main Stage, 10pm Saturday
Tweet: Man + Mic + Box of Tricks = Fun
What happened?: A storming, at times funny, set of beat-boxing tricks from the World Loop-Station Champion. This one man band toys with us, engages with us, and generally shows us a damn good time, building up tracks we know (‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’, ‘3 Is A Magic Number’, ‘Can I Kick It’), and those of his own, incorporating storytelling, p-taking, and his family in a show that’s nearer stand-up than straight musical performance. His ability to produce and control sounds, and mastery of microphones and loops goes far beyond what someone in the crowd dismissed as “what you do when you can’t afford equipment”. His ten minute set of loops and beats would shame quite a few DJs, and it’s no surprise when he gets called on to do an encore.
Shining Light: Managing to get us all singing along to ‘Put Your Hands Up For Detroit’, somehow redeeming that song, albeit only temporarily.
Meltdown: I need a shower now after that. Possibly in bleach. And we have to wait until October to see him again.