Genre : Experimental / Hip Hop / Jazz
About This Act :
Singer . Beatboxer . Musician . Songwriter . Alien
Butterscotch is a singer/beatboxer who incorporates her musical background of piano, guitar and bass into her compositions and performances. She is heavily influenced by jazz, classical, hip hop and R&B artists, ranging from Frederic Chopin to John Coltrane to Stevie Wonder. After high school she was accepted into the music program at California State University Sacramento as a Classical Piano Major, but after a couple years, since she was touring so much and decided to pursue her dreams of making it in the musical world.
Now Butterscotch is an internationally recognized vocal artist, most popularly known for her appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent" as a finalist. Ellen DeGeneres was so impressed with her skills that she invited Butterscotch to perform on her show. There she amazed the crowd singing, piano playing and beatboxing. Prior to America's Got Talent, Butterscotch claimed titles as both the first International World Female Beatbox Champion and the West Coast Beatbox Champion for both genders. Butterscotch has made such an impact on young women, that she was even the inspiration for a teenage girl to be transformed into a beatboxer on MTV's MADE. She also performed on Tyra Banks show, encouraging another young talented female beatboxer to continue working to be on top.
Butterscotch has performed with music legends Earth, Wind & Fire, Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Patti Austin, Wah Wah Watson, Howard McCrary, Patrice Rushen, Mike Patton, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala, Kenny Muhammad, Tommy Davidson and has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Talib Kweli, Wyclef Jean, Will.I.Am, Raphael Saadiq, Sheila E and Rahzel. She is featured on albums by SMV (Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten) and on George Benson's latest project "Song's & Stories". After having these amazing experiences Butterscotch is getting ready to release her own EP. Her single, entitled "Perfect Harmony" is available on iTunes and multiple internet locations worldwide.
Butterscotch has performed all over the United States in venues as large as Coachella and as small as giving a beatbox workshop to inner city kids in Louisville, Kentucky. She has toured in Australia with Mike Patton's "Peeping Tom", at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and in Germany at Porsche and Audi events. She has also performed in Hong Kong for fashion shows put on by Annie Who in high profile clubs like Dragon-I and on TVB the most popular worldwide Chinese satellite television station. Butterscotch is currently touring Europe this summer at many prestigious Jazz Festivals and continues to live her dream of touching the world with her music.
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