The Scribes

The Scribes

 Bristol, England, GBR
BandHip HopAlternative

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop four piece known for innovative, fresh tunes and breath taking live performances. Consisting of co-lyricists Ill Literate and Loki Steele, DJ Spinz beatbox maestro Lacey, boasting an impressive array of skills for their must see energetic freestyling live show.

Biography

The Scribes are a new wave hip hop four piece based in the South West known for innovative, fresh tunes and breath taking live performances. Formed in 2002 by co-lyricists Ill Literate and Loki Steele, The Scribes have since gone from strength to strength with the addition of DJ/Producer Spinz to the mix bringing the heaviest of beats to kick crap out of your cliches. The line up was finalised in 2003 with human beatbox maestro Lacey, bringing yet another side to the groups already impressive array of skills and adding another element to the must see live show.

In the winter of 2005 The Scribes released their first record, The Evolution EP, on London based Unsung Records, a six track available on both CD and Vinyl from most good record shops, for download using the link below or get in touch via e mail to order online.
The Scribes much anticipated first full length album, "The Sky Is Falling" featuring MC Lars, was released late 2008 through Unsung Records, available in all good record shops and online and pushes the envelope even further, both musically and lyrically. Following a hugely successful album tour of the UK, taking the group through Universities and club venues and onto the continent to spread their unique sound to Europe, the Scribes released hit single "Raindance" and hit the road once again.

Their newest material promises to be a defining release for The Scribes and the face of UK hip hop, as well as a primer for the group’s critically acclaimed live shows with an epic new sound to rock out to for 2011, recently showcased at London's prestigious Jazz Cafe and with a stand out performance at 2010’s Glastonbury festival.

Be sure to check out the group live whenever possible as it's guaranteed to be a massive performance the likes of which you've never seen before, featuring the most phenomenal freestyling in the uk and more energy than's sensible!

Discography

The Scribes - Evolution EP: CD/Vinyl/iTunes Released 2005

DJ Spinz - Waves of Thought: CD Released 2007

The Scribes - The Sky Is Falling: CD/I Tunes Released 2008

The Scribes - A Story All About How Released Summer 2011

Set List

Typical set lasts 45- 60 mins, consisting of open crowd freestyles, beat-boxing, solo a cappella's and live track performances.