THE SHOWHAWK DUO+ BENJI & HIBBZ

Young British guitarists Mikhail Asanovic and Jake Wright, together known as The Showhawk Duo, have dazzled audiences worldwide with their spectacular approach to playing the guitar.
Their playing style has broken down barriers between acoustic and electronic music. They have re-thought traditional musical structure creating their own all-encompassing genre.

Whether playing old-school trance classics or modern funky house, their live show knows no boundaries and will leave you amazed.

Mik is a classically trained guitarist having studied at Manchester’s RNCM.
Jake is an electric junkie and grew up playing in rock and metal bands. Mik’s classical foundation shines through in the music with Jake’s raw percussive approach always keeping the crowd moving. Together they create a truly unique and impressive sound, and have turned many “acoustic” nights into a thumping rave.

Together, they started out as buskers and have since gone on to play all over the globe. They have appeared on BBC Radio 1 on the Nick Grimshaw’s Breakfast Show, BBC radio Bristol, they have performed at most of the UK’s large festivals including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Somersault, Lost Village, Boomtown, Kendal Calling, Bournemouth 7’s, and Electric Picnic. They played sell-out shows on their 2015 UK tour and preparations are now being made for 2016. They had five star reviews and sell out shows at Edinburgh Fringe. International performances include shows in the Seychelles, club tours in Spain, Switzerland and the Netherlands and a residency at Pacha in Ibiza. This dazzling duo are sure to rock your socks off.

The Showhawk Duo Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter

Watch a live performance from The Isle Of Wight Festival below:


Plus support from BENJI & HIBBZ

Benji & Hibbz are a hip-hop/soul act based in Bath, drawing influence from vintage funk to modern R&B. They began their journey in 2011, rocking up to open mic nights around Bath, Bristol, and The Southwest as a duo with only an acoustic guitar to back themselves. Since then, they’ve gone on to build an energetic 6 piece band, toured the UK and Northern Europe, and been booked for some of the biggest festivals in the UK, including Glastonbury and BoomTown.

Hibbz uses all his laid-back charisma to rap about anything important to him, sharing stories with the audience about his life, his family, social inequality and chasing dreams. Benji provides soulful vocals, and can also be heard on numerous Drum and Bass collaborations, with producers such as Hugh Hardie, Cyantific, and Decimal Bass (Annix). The band blends the sounds of Stevie Wonder, Jay Z, Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley to back them, and it’s a beautiful thing. Benji & Hibbz have recorded 3 EPs to date, and now have their debut album in the making.

Benji & Hibbz Links: Website Facebook Twitter

Watch the video for ‘How We Roll’ below: