Felix Zenger15.7.2011 >> Kirjurinluoto Arena >> 65
Last summer in Pori N.E.R.D.ís Pharrell Williams called Finlandís only professional beatboxer on stage to do his thing. Williams had fell for it via YouTube, where Zenger is very popular. For a good reason: just by his mouth he can play a whole band. Drums, bass, guitar, you name it. The catch is, itís really musical, not just a gimmick, as you can hear on his debut album Wonít Say A Thing.
Now 24, Felix started out with classical piano studies, but he changed it mitway to beatboxing. Zenger finished them recently. He heard a lot of jazz at home through his father, who is the dean of a music school and teaches guitar. Having got into hip-hop via beatboxing, he has since performed with many of Finlandís best rappers, like Paleface, Asa and Don Johnson Big Band, whose Kari Saarilahti produced Zengerís record. Felix has also shared the stage with country singer Kari Tapio, the Rajaton ensemble and violin maestro Pekka Kuusisto, and was a member of piano virtuoso Iiro Rantalaís New Trio with guitarist Marzi Nyman.
- Zenger Felix, beatbox
- Lindgren Tommy, rap
- Mellberg Lasse, rap
- Sariola Petteri, guitar
- Pohjola Verneri, trp