Rosa Gerhards & Matthias Härter are the Beat Foxes and they will be performing in Fez on Thursday, May 21 at 7 PM at the ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha.
Joining them will be guest artists Alex Neilson & Victor Herrero
Rosa Gerhards grew up in Black Country, England, and began her training as a singer with the North American a cappella singers Northern Harmony, with a focus on the Shape Note singing style of the first settlers in America. She continued in England, exploring traditional folk music around the country with artists such as Chris Wood, Bellowhead and Emily Miller.
Matthias Härter started beatboxing (vocal percussion) at the age of 14 as an expression of his never-ending urge to create noise, which over time became a rare and technically innovative way to make music. His style of beatboxing embodies musicality over the traditionally more competitive beatboxing of the hip-hop scene.
They met in Amsterdam, and began combining Rosa's traditional folk/gospel-inspired songwriting with Matthias' punchy and unconventional beats, supported by Rosa's fluid melodies on the bass guitar. This unfamiliar mix of genres enabled them to play in any environment from festivals to candle-lit bars.
They are now making a name for themselves in Berlin, Germany, and have recently finished recording their debut album, which will be released this Spring. Their style is a collaboration of new and old, soft and danceable, and is permeable enough to invite guest musicians, whether on classical guitar or synthesisers, from anywhere the world is taking them.