Berywam

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Berywam
Berywam Bikini 2018.jpg
Background information
OriginToulouse, France[1]
GenresBeatboxing
Years active2015–present
LabelsBarclay Records
MembersBeatness
Rythmind
Wawad
Beasty
Past membersMB14

Berywam is a French beatbox crew based in Toulouse, France.[1] They won the French beatbox championship in 2016. Their EP was released on June 2, 2017.[2] They also won the beatbox battle world championship in crew category in 2018.

History[edit]

Berywam was formed in 2015 to the surprise of everyone during the French Beatbox Championship. The name of the band is composed with the first letters of each original member (BE-RY-WA-M). Despite being defeated by Team Punk in 2015, they won the French beatbox championship team category in 2016 and qualified for the 2018 World Beatbox Championship.[2] Berywam became popular on the internet for their beatbox covers posted on various social media websites.[2]

2017 was a turning point for the band as they began a tour across the France in April and finished with a summer tour until August. They released their EP on June 2, 2017 after signing a contract with Barclay Records.[2] They opened for several well known artists' gigs like Bigflo & Oli[3] and Georgio.[4] They ended their year strong, taking part in the Italian TV talent show Tú sí que vales. It was a success for the band, being eliminated only after reaching the finals.[5]

They began 2018 by announcing two gigs: one in Paris in April and the other in Toulouse in February. Both concerts were sold out one month in advance. Stemming from their success that came from the two gigs, the band announced two more gigs in the same cities in September in Paris, and in October in Toulouse. They were also invited to one of the most famous French music festivals, Les Francofolies de La Rochelle.[6] 2018 is announced as crucial for the band as they prepare their first album[2] and the 2018 world beatbox championship.[2]

On April 9, 2018, Berywam published on their YouTube channel a video explaining that MB14 decided to leave the band to pursue his solo career. On April 20, 2018, the band announced in another YouTube video that Beasty, winner of the 2010 French beatbox championship, was chosen as the new member of the band.

Berywam participated in the 14th season of America's Got Talent, where they made it to the live shows.

During the 5th Beatbox Battle World Championships, Berywam (composed of the current members along with MB14), became world champions in the "Crew" category.

Members[edit]

The group is composed of four beatboxers, each having their own speciality : Beatness, Rythmind, Wawad and Beasty. They won together the 2016 French beatbox championship and the 2018 world beatbox championship in the team category.

  • Beatness: from Toulouse,[3] is the bass voice of the band on most of their tracks.[3] As a part of their duo Fabulous Wadness, Beatness and his partner Wawad won the 2014 French Beatbox Championship and the 2016 Grand Beatbox Battle in Tag Team category. They also claimed fourth place during the 2015 World Beatbox Championship. He formed another duo with Rythmind called Bery. They won the 2017 French Beatbox Championship and the First World Beatbox Camp in the Tag Team category. Beatness also won the 2018 Grand Beatbox Battle in loopstation category.
  • Rythmind: from Saint-Raphaël,[3] is specialized in rhythm and percussion.[3] He participated in the solo category and tag team category with Bery in the 2018 Grand Beatbox Battle, while reaching the fourth place in Bery, he was eliminated at the beginning of the solo category. However, he managed to win the French Beatbox Championship and the World Beatbox Camp in Poland. Rythmind has also reached the semi-finals in solo category in 2014 and 2015 at the French Beatbox Championship. He won the 2019 Grand Beatbox Battle in loopstation category (Poland, Warsaw, 13.04.2019).
  • Wawad: from Toulouse,[3] is specialized in the musicality part and considered as a master of click by his peers.[3] He has one of the most impressive record in the French beatbox community. He won the French Beatbox Championship in the solo category in 2014 and 2016, as well as the European Beatbox Masters in 2014. He won with Fabulous Wadness the French Beatbox Championship in tag team category, the 2016 Grand Beatbox Battle and reached the semi-finals during the 2015 World Beatbox Championship. He also reached the Top 16 in the solo category of the 2015 World Beatbox Championship. Wawad has participated in the Grand Beatbox Battle in the loopstation category but was eliminated twice in the semi-finals.
  • Beasty: joined Berywam in April 2018. He was crowned the 2010 French Beatbox champion, beating Alem in the finals. He reached the top 8 during the 2012 World Beatbox Championship, but was defeated by the eventual champion, Skiller. With the French team, Beasty took part in La Cup in 2013. They reached the finals, but lost against the German team. Beasty is also known on YouTube thanks to his TEDx conference, reaching more than 4.8 million views as of March, 2019.

Former member[edit]

  • MB14: from Amiens,[3] is well known in the band for his voice and his dynamic instrument impressions.[3] He became known in France after he reached the finals in the TV show The Voice: la plus belle voix in 2016.[7] He reached the semi-finals of the Grand Beatbox Battle in 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the loopstation category. MB14 also reached the semi-finals of the 2016 French Beatbox Championship in the solo category. In 2019, MB14 has continued his career by acting as a judge for the Loop Station category at the Grand Beatbox Battle in Warsaw, Poland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Les champions de France de beatbox, Berywam, vivent en colocation à Toulouse". La Dépêche. 2017-01-08.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Ils sont champions de France de beatbox et vivent en colocation à Toulouse". Actu.fr. 2018-02-10.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Berywam, sublime harmonie". La Dépêche. 2018-02-16.
  4. ^ "Concert : Georgio passe à l'Aeronef de Lille, le jeudi 26 octobre 2017". Actu.fr. 2017-10-10.
  5. ^ ""Non solo sono originali... sono dei fenomeni!" (Finale Tu si que vales 2017)". ilsussidiario. 2017-12-09.
  6. ^ "Francofolies de La Rochelle : Julien Clerc, Damso, Birkin… les derniers noms dévoilés". Sud Ouest. 2018-02-02.
  7. ^ "Eurovision 2017 : Un finaliste de The Voice pour représenter la France avec Alma ?". Public. 2017-05-06.

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