Beatbox, humour, poetry, singing: Reggie Watts has 'em all for you in 12 date 2009 West End residency

Posted: 31st March 2009

If you like music (too bad to find yourself here, if you didn't...), comedy and spoken word, well look no more: the Soho theatre has got the perfect combo for you in American multidisciplinary performer, Reggie Watts, who will take on a two-week residency at the venue, from July 27th to August 8th. Watts's routine incorporates hip-hop, trip-hop, alternative, nu-metal and classical opera, guided by his ten-octave vocal range and informed by dry social commentary on ancient culture, racism and pop culture, among other matters.

Watts has appeared in several editions of the Edinburgh festival over the years as well as in various BBC live broadcasts, and is now hitting London town. And the man counts many notable fans, including none other than Brian Eno who says of him:

Reggie Watts is an unusual talent: a huge vocal range, a natural musicality, and a sidesplitting wit....Is he a comedian? A singer? A performance artist? I've seen him a few times and I still can't decide. Whatever, he ain't like nobody else...

You be the judge of that- tickets cost £10, £15 or £17.50, depending on dates. Concessions apply.

Solange Moffi