VIDEO: Teenage beatboxer becomes internet sensation after performing for Joey Essex

Bournemouth Echo: MUTUAL RESPECT: Reality TV star Joey Essex and beatboxer Zaq Dixon, 13 MUTUAL RESPECT: Reality TV star Joey Essex and beatboxer Zaq Dixon, 13

A TEENAGE beatboxer from Branksome has become an internet sensation after spontaneously performing for a reality TV star.

Zaq Dixon, 13, was invited to perform at the Scream VIP End of Term Party and Pre Xmas Ball at the O2 Academy Bournemouth, featuring star of The Only Way is Essex, Joey Essex, on Friday, December 20.

Just two weeks after he featured on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here, Joey Essex asked Zaq to beatbox for him while the teen was waiting backstage to perform to the 1,800-strong crowd.

It was videoed and posted onto photo-sharing website Instagram by Joey and just 12 hours later had reached 17,000 ‘likes’.

Zaq’s proud mum, Allie, said: “Joey asked Zaq to do a special beatboxing performance just for him, which was videoed on his phone, and it has just gone viral.”

She added: “Joey Essex is quite lovely and was very nice to Zaq, who just took it all in his stride.

“In the past, Zaq has met Ed Sheeran and the rap and MC artist Skepta, as well as performing for Coca Cola at Thorpe Park and being flown out to Majorca and The Gambia.

“He is too young to take part in the UK Beatboxing Championships, but was invited to come and watch as they listed him as one of the top 15 beatboxers in the country despite his age.

“Zaq has always been interested in music and used to play on the drums before he could walk.

“It’s just something that he has always wanted to do, and I’ve just told him to follow his dreams.”

 

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11:11am Wed 8 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Lame
Lame nickynoodah
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1:56pm Wed 8 Jan 14

TinyLegacy says...

Joey WHO?
Joey WHO? TinyLegacy
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2:55pm Wed 8 Jan 14

dj2761 says...

Sounded like he was having a fit
Sounded like he was having a fit dj2761
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3:13pm Wed 8 Jan 14

downmoor-ch63 says...

Joey is as thick as a brick, get me out of here, cant tell the time etc.
Joey is as thick as a brick, get me out of here, cant tell the time etc. downmoor-ch63
  • Score: 0

6:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

ctrewyou says...

That's the Joey Essex who said he cant tell the time or blow his nose (?). Good role model if you ask me.
That's the Joey Essex who said he cant tell the time or blow his nose (?). Good role model if you ask me. ctrewyou
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Wed 8 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

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? whataboutthat
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11:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

whataboutthat says...

"and it has just gone viral.”
17,000 likes is not viral. End of.
"and it has just gone viral.” 17,000 likes is not viral. End of. whataboutthat
  • Score: -3

11:21am Thu 9 Jan 14

mightyturbo says...

"A TEENAGE beatboxer from Branksome has become an internet sensation after spontaneously performing for a reality TV star."

I think the Daily Echo need to understand the definition of a "Star", because Joey Essex certainly isn't it. I think i saw a similar story for the once super, hyper, global, megastar, Dean Gaffney whose acting skills were of a similar quality to Wellard.
"A TEENAGE beatboxer from Branksome has become an internet sensation after spontaneously performing for a reality TV star." I think the Daily Echo need to understand the definition of a "Star", because Joey Essex certainly isn't it. I think i saw a similar story for the once super, hyper, global, megastar, Dean Gaffney whose acting skills were of a similar quality to Wellard. mightyturbo
  • Score: 4

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