North Coast is so honored to work with some of the most well respected Beatboxers in the country. In addition to Kaila Mullady and Ethan Scott, our resident beatboxers, here are a few of the other people we work with on a regular basis.
Chris Sullivan (Shockwave)
Hailing from Mission:IMPROVable, Chris began his NYC career as house band for Variety Underground back in 2002 - and it's been beats and comedy ever since. He started at the UCB interning, working crew for Kilgore, vocal accompanied harold team Filth and performed in the 3 on3 Improv Tournament. He continued on to accompany countless artists and musical comediens with beatbox and sound effects all over NYC: Adira Amram, Cock Lorge, Carolyn Castiglia, Erin and her Cello, I Eat Pandas, Jessica Delfino, The Pearl Brunswick, Soce the Elemental Wizard, The Rob and Mark Show, Zero Boy and many others. Becoming an original member of Freestyle Love Supreme in 04, Shockwave has toured the world making up beats, soundscapes, and jokes- playing The Aspen Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival, and the 10th Anniversary for UK Paramount Comedy. He's worked regularly with Beatboxer Entertainment on the Hip-Hop Subway Series and performing with such greats as Doug E. Fresh, Rahzel and Biz Markie. He's also performed/produced ongoing shows: Shockwave: THE MIXTAPE at Ars Nova Theater The 8-Track: A Seamless Blend of Comedy and Music at The Green Room and The BEAT down at Mo Pitkins and The UCB.
Featured on "The Today Show", MTV's "The Elements" and "The How-To Show", FUSE, Nickelodeon,and The Daily Show, you can now catch Shock teaching kids how to read on "The Electric Company" on PBS and with Freestyle Love Supreme making musical make-em-ups at COMIX.