About Marv Radio
Marv Radio is a groundbreaking musician and sonic scientist. He has been hacking his own voice to use as a tool for music, art and therapy for over 18 years. Marv is known for his out-of-this-world live music and theatre shows where he combines beatboxing, live looping, singing and rap to make high energy motivational hip hop.
With experience performing in festivals and venues such as Glastonbury, Bestival, Shambala, Lovebox, The O2, Sadler’s Wells, Underbelly Southbank, The Barbican, The British Library and more, Marv is well versed in entertaining hundreds or thousands of people and giving them an unforgettable experience.
Marv recently sold out Camden People’s Theatre with his 4 star one-man-show Mantra. He is the co-founder and co-host of Hip-Hop Palace which recently took Underbelly South Bank by storm.. He has also been selected as one of Sound Connections 2019 “New Voices” scheme, being chosen from hundreds of applicants to be supported in
creating new and exciting musical works with financial, organisational and mentor Support
With a music, theatre and performance background, Marv Radio sets every stage on fire with dynamic, varied and exciting world-class performances with a message of liberation for the audience. His message is simple; it is time for humans to embrace the fullness of who they are and take responsibility for our own lives while transforming into our greatest selves. His beatbox beats are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser, his use of a loopstation to create live songs and soundscapes is mesmerising and his ability to channel pre-written and improvised songs is uplifting and inspiring. 2019, or “20Shineteen” as Radio calls it is the year for his 4 part project Mantra. His one-man theatre show has been booked this Summer at Talawa Firsts, Offbeat Festival, and The RADA for Camden Fringe he is recording music for the album of the same name, with his first single “Werk” out in June. He is also developing a graphic novel and animation/short film to tell the true story of Mantra in 4 different mediums.
As well as being the beatboxer behind First Direct’s “Unexpected Tweet” advert campaign, Marv has been featured in BBC newsbeat, The Evening Standard, TimeOut London, BBC Radio 4, Channel 4, Sky Sports and Spike TV for a range of different projects and programs.
Marv is a diverse vocalist and writer, Marv uses the voice as a therapeutic tool. In March and April 2017, he facilitated a project with laryngectomy patients in partnership with the charity Shout At Cancer. The patients, who had their voiceboxes surgically removed were trained to beatbox, leading to a live performance and resulting in newfound confidence and pride as well as a feature on BBC Three’s “Amazing Humans”. He also works as a sound therapist, using voice and musical instruments to heal, relax and balance the body, mind and spirit. Marv sees music as an agent of change and uses his voice to speak on many important social issues. He hopes to make conscious music as marketable as any other musical style and show that you can be cool and conscious.
He released his EP “The Airwaves” on 3rd November 2017. It can be streamed and downloaded from all good platforms.