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Match

Match

Match (a.k.a. Michael Wingate) is an NYC-based beatboxer delivering high-energy beatbox performances and pushing the boundaries of what the human voice is capable of. He holds a B.A. in Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance from Delaware State University; teaches beatbox lessons to students of all ages, vocal percussion workshops with high school and college students, and has taught beatbox classes at A Cappella festivals across the United States. In the past, Match completed a seven-month stint in the beatbox and tap dance-infused show, Noiseboys (from the creators of Choir of Man) onboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s ‘Prima’. Match was also a member of the Baltimore-based A Cappella ensemble, ember. With ember, Match took first place in the Mid-Atlantic Semifinal at the 2018 Varsity Vocals A Cappella Open, as well as Outstanding Vocal Percussion, and competed in The A Cappella Open finals at Carnegie Hall in NYC. No stranger to the competitive beatbox scene, Match recently placed top 8 in North America, has been top 16 in the USA and remains a top contender in the country as well as on the international stage, having picked up multiple top 4 placements among major international competitors including national champions from France, Canada, Austria, and more. As of late, Match has been focused on recording and releasing solo beatbox works, beatboxing with NYC-based a cappella group, BLACKOUT, and expanding the reach of his champion beatbox duo, Forest Fire.

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