This article was published in 2007.

On 18th March, hundreds of music fans will witness a special performance of live music by ‘Shlomo and the Vocal Orchestra’, performed using only the mouths, lips, tongues and vocal cords of 15 singers and beatboxers.

Leeds-based beatbox artist Shlomo will be directing the world’s first beatboxing choir, which will headline the International Beatbox Convention at London’s South Bank Centre, where he is an Artist in Residence.

The all-star line up is to include international a-cappella stars The Swingle Singers.

"I have always wanted to put together an orchestra of beatboxers," says Shlomo, "and it is thrilling to be able to do it on an international stage".

Never before has a full beatboxing choir performed in the UK, and this marks a new chapter in the history of beatboxing as an art-form.