Abandoman create hilarious musical sketches at lightning speed live in front of their audience. No two gigs are ever the same.
The project sees front-man Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox reinventing hip hop in a way that appeals to all age groups.
Winners of both Hackney Empire New Act of the Year and The Musical Comedy Awards, Abandoman were also nominated for two Australian comedy awards at The Adelaide Fringe Festival (“Best Comedy” and “Best Comedy Newcomer”) winning the latter.
“A freestyle talent that is unparalleled anywhere in the market. No two shows could ever be the same as they pick out audience members and freestyle about them, with comedic timing and witty rhyming that’s so impressive it could’ve been scripted.” The Independent
Abandoman have supported multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour, and have played festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival, Bestival, Latitude, Altitude (in the French Alps) and Rockness.
They have performed at the 2010 Brits After-party, Daisy Lowes 21st Birthday party and have opened for numerous comedy and music acts (recent acts include Micky Flanagan, on his UK tour, Tommy Tiernan and DJ Yoda).
The group sold out their entire 28-day run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they were also invited to perform alongside Jimmy Carr, John Bishop, Brendan Burns, Rich Fulcher and others.
Abandoman have appeared on BBC3’s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2’s The Stephen K Amos Show, on Sky Arts as part of their Latitude coverage and many radio shows, including BBC Radio 1’s Fun and Filthy Cabaret, The Vote Now Show (BBC Radio 4) and are regular contributors to the Chris Hawkins Breakfast Show (BBC 6 Music).
Past corporate clients include: Mercedes Benz, Royal Mail, Reckitt Benckiser, The Petrolium Retailing Industry Awards, Toshiba, Deloitte, AAT, Volkswagen, Astra Zenica, Britvic, Balfour Beatty, Volvo, plus many others…