George Avikian

Based:  Johannesburg

George “Georgeous” Avakian, South African, but naturally of Armenian decent found his passion for Beat-boxing and the STAGE through the classic cliché’, a High School competition, at the tender age of 14.

Since then, George has found his way as ‘THE corporate party starter’, has recorded with International artists, is currently releasing his debut Music video and is yet to be defeated in one to one beat box battles.

It’s been a love for mastering and pioneering this form of expression as others have done abroad that has driven George to master this Art, practice religiously and leave everything on stage, slowly earning him recognition as one of SA’s top beat-boxers and entertainers. A title further cemented after opening the stage for International artist, Wyclef Jean in 2008.

Beat-boxing has always stemmed from Rhythm, Blues and Hip-Hop, his unique talent however lies in his ability to combine the above and if the crowd demands, he easily incorporates other popular genres, such as, House, Classical, Jazz, Rock or Pop into a symphony of music that lifts, invigorates and moves crowds across all racial and cultural barriers, from the Sandton “Palms” to “The Rock” in Soweto!

George moves the stage, moves unlike any other Beat-boxer on stage and is guaranteed to move ANY crowd…worldwide!

CURRENT (2009) HIGHLIGHTS

– George makes it to the Top 74 in M-Net Idols, Season 5
– Debut track composed, co-written and recorded
– George has co-founded South Africa’s first recognised Beat Box organisation, Beat Box SA

Performances include:

CAREER HIGHLIGHT
• Opening act for Wyclef Jean, December, 2008

AWARD SHOWS
• MC Africa Awards 2008
• Metro Music Awards 2008
• Channel O Awards 2007 (Opening Act)

TV SHOWS
• Deck Tales, with DJ Reddy-D
• Shiz-Niz (2007, 2008)
• 20 Something on “e-tv”
• K-TV (2008)
• Good morning Armenia, Europe
• 2009 M-NET Idols

EXHIBITIONS / EVENTS

2005
• Rand Easter Show (2005 – 2007)

2006

• Sony PSP Launch
• Mafikeng Sixties (2006 – 2008)

2007

• C4 Parties Carfax (2007 – 2009)
• Renault Clio product Launch
• Ster-Kinekor launch (2007 – 2008)

2008

• Cell-C new Store Launch, Soweto
• X-Box Year End
• MTN Xploaded (Mafikeng)
• Y-fm, Hype, Masters of Rhythm Dance off

2009

• Bafana Bafana Clothing launch
• Cape Town Design Indaba
• Mr. Price Northgate Dome
• Hip Hop Connection, Dance to Las Vegas

SAB EVENTS
• SAB Miller “Miller Way”, Mafikeng 2006
• SAB Skelter Launch, Bloemfontein 2007
• SAB Miller “Miller Way”, Mafikeng 2007
• SAB Miller “Miller Way”, Potchefstroom 2007
• SAB Miller “Miller Way”, The Rock, Soweto 2008
• SAB Miller “Miller Way” competition 2008
(Vaal, Soweto Depot, Bloemfontein)

ROADSHOWS
• Boston City Campus Roadshow (Johannesburg, 2007 – 2009)
• Willards Chips Roadshow (Durban / Johannesburg, 2008)
• Snickers Soccer Skills (Johannesburg / Durban / Cape Town, 2009)

OPENING ACT FOR
• Glen Lewis
• Obita
• HHP (Miller Way)
• Loyiso Bala

CHARITY PARTNER
• Love Life Anti-drug awareness campaign

 

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