Bellatrix is a fast-rising singer and songwriter who also happens to be a professional bassist and former world beatboxing champion. The musical career of this multifaceted artist has seen her travel the world and perform with an array of artists from Nadia Rose to Angelique Kidjo, The Gyuto Monks of Tibet, to Jarvis Cocker, and is now culminating in a solo project that draws on and really shows her broad experience as a music creator.
Bellatrix is always engaged in a diverse range of projects for which she wears a number of different musical hats. Citing influences from Bjork to Sun Ra, Bellatrix has self-released two blisteringly inventive EP’s, both of which have won her serious acclaim from tastemaker critics and airplay on BBCR1, BBCR6MUSIC, and ongoing support from BBC Introducing With a musical background deeply rooted in live performance, Bellatrix’s shows are a unique and highly engaging experience.
Her woman heavy four-piece band features jangling percussion and thick vocal harmonies, journeying between raucous dance tunes, moments of delicate intimacy and a face-melting wall of sound. She has also adapted the show to a stripped back and extremely intimate one-woman performance where she uses her bass, voice, loop machine, and special effects.
Having absolutely packed out her last headline show at London’s Electrowerkz, Bellatrix is now preparing her band for their first summer of festivals. Shows include Glastonbury Festival, Boomtown Fair and Shambala. Her third EP, for which she has been supported by HMUK’s Do it Differently fund, is now finished and due to be released over the summer.
Bellatrix is one of the most prolific female beatboxers in the world. She was the UK’s first professional female beatboxer and has achieved the accolades 4x UK Beatboxing Champion and 2x World Beatboxing Champion.
She started competing at the age of 17, beating many of her male opponents and becoming a UK finalist in her first year. At 19 she won the World Beatboxing Championships, and following this became a judge for the UK beatbox championships and the World Beatboxing Championships. Her work as a beatboxer has taken her to all corners of the globe and positioned her in front of audiences 40,000 strong.
She put together the fiercely independent all-female vocal group The Boxettes with whom she toured extensively for 5 years. She’s performed with orchestras, bands, and solo. She created a one-woman show with her loop machine, voice, synth and bass – then toured the world with it. She’s even done a personal beatbox performance for the King and Queen of Bhutan.
In 2015 Bellatrix returned to battling and made history with her duet BURD, by becoming the first-ever female tag-team in the world to win their national championships. They did this two years running. In the second year, Bellatrix also entered and won the looping category. Bellatrix is also a member of the 2015 world beatboxing champion team The Beatbox Collective, alongside several other of the UK’s leading beatboxers.