“Top 100 coolest things on the planet” – Arena magazine
“One of the hottest UK live acts” – Songlines magazine
“The best bloody thing i’ve seen in years” – Howard Marks
2011 sees lots of activity from the extraordinary talent that is Nathan “Flutebox” Lee. His debut EP produced by Multi Award Winning Scratch DJ champion DJ Tigerstyle will be released on Monday 28th March 2011. Nathan will also soon be making a film appearance in a Chinese/U.S co-production called ‘Americatown’ and collaborating on the soundtrack of Plan B’s debut film production.
With his trademark live Fluteboxing (beat boxing through the flute while playing it at the same time), Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee’s explosive blend unites Hip Hop, Dubstep and Beatbox beats with Jazz, Funk and Eastern melodies. This former pirate radio Jungle MC is a true 21st Century musical pioneer, taking live acoustic performance to the next level and urban music into uncharted waters with his hi-octane, hyper-percussive show.
Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee worked as a labourer for five years after leaving school before he decided to pick up the flute. Since then he has collaborated live and in the studio with legendary artists including: The Prodigy, Plan B, The Roots, Nitin Sawhney, Beardyman, Asian Dub Foundation, GURU, Foreign Beggars and Ed Rush & Optical.
Nathan has become a massive YouTube hit with millions of views worldwide. The catalyst for this came from a collaborative performance with Beardyman at the London Google offices. The video has now reached over 6 million views.
Nathan has also had many TV and Radio appearances over the last 5 years including Nihal’s Breakfast Show on Radio 1, The Prodigy Maida Vale Session on Radio 1, The 2009 Glastonbury coverage on BBC2 News Review, Channel 4’s Rude Tube & Blue Peter.
Nathan is now established as a festival favourite, appearing at Bestival, Womad, and Glastonbury, as well as touring the world.
On the home front, Nathan has just finished his spell as an Emerging Artist In Residence at London’s prestigious Southbank Centre and played a sell-out show to an eager audience at the Purcell Room. This event featured a whole host of talented collaborators including Riz MC, Shri, B.L.O.T (India’s top VJ collective) and was hosted by the irrepressible legend Howard Marks.
The unique live experience of Nathan ‘Flutebox’ Lee is equally at home in a raw and sweaty club as it is on a heavyweight stadium stage. This live show is complemented with an astounding array of talented musicians known as “The Clinic”, featuring DJ Tigerstyle, human beatboxer WanDan, tabla player Hanif Khan, rapper Skrein, viola player Mike Pagulatos and keyboard player Maquenzie.
Upcoming Dates For Your Diary:
• Download release – 28th March on i-Tunes.
• CD release – 25th April via www.flutebox.tv
• Cargo launch party – 22nd April. www.flutebox.tv includes an EP sampler.
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