SKETCH THE RHYME "SKETCH KOMBAT ROUND 1 - BLUE MOUNTAINS VS SYDNEY"
Featuring brilliant visual artists, charismatic hip hop MCs and a full live band, Sketch The Rhyme is a game show where freestyle rapping meets fast paced illustration and live animation, in a number of hilarious improvised games inspired by Pictionary, Celebrity Heads and Mr Squiggle.
Sydney's own improvised art/rap gameshow Sketch The Rhyme presents...
Two teams of 4 players, 2 rappers & 2 artists per team, going head-to-head representing their home turf in a kind of Sketch The Rhyme royal rumble... There can only be one winner.
This special tournament series spans 3 rounds over 3 months at The Basement, on the last Thursday of every month.
With our killer live band, special guests from across the country, and a whole host of new games we're taking the competition up a notch. Come and watch us do battle!
Round 1 - BLUE MOUNTAINS vs SYDNEY
Rappers: Jeswon & Joe New
Artists: Claire Nakazawa & Mie Nakazawa
Rappers: The Tongue & P. Smurf
Artists: Ears & Sam Clouston
Extra art from Jason Howe
Support from Nick Sun, The Subterranean Standup Comedian
Sketch the Rhyme is a hip hop - live art game show created and based in Sydney's inner city. The show inspired by Mr Squiggle and Pictionary, is made up of a series of playoffs and games between 3 artists, 3 rappers and a live band. The Artists speed-sketch pictures relevant to a theme or topic, MCs then freestyle their response in rhyme, whether its improvising a story or guessing the catch-phrase.
Sketch The Rhyme has recently returned from a successful Vic/South Australian Tour playing at The Famous Speigeltent in Melbourne Arts Centre and a 13 date season at Adelaide Fringe festival where they picked up a coveted weekly award in the theatre category. They funded their tour from a successful crowdfunding campain on pozible where they raised $12,000 from artworks, workshops and props from the show amongst other things.
Sketch The Rhyme was conceived by MC and Creative Director, Rapaport, and was developed through a 2 week collaborative workshop season between an assortment esteemed visual artists, freestyle MCs and improvising musicians during the 2008 Underbelly Festival, Carriageworks. The show has gone onto performing at festivals such as Edinburgh Fringe 2011, Woodford Folk Festival 2009 & 2010, Melbourne Fringe 2009 and the Sydney Comedy Festival Great Debate.
The show is internationally unique in the direct interaction between the artistic mediums of poetry and rap, visual art and music. The show has already attracted attention in the UK with a group of respected Scottish artists and MCs named "The Too Much Fun Club" currently using the same performance format under agreement from Sketch The Rhyme in Sydney.
The thrill and danger of impro-theatre and the wit and charisma of freestyle battle raps is combined with fast paced illustrations to create a powerfully engaging and simply hilarious show.
The show thrives from the creativity, technicality and personality of the MCs and Artists. The MCs are Rapaport, P.Smurf from the group Daily Meds, and Jeswon from Thundamentals. The Artists Claire Nakazawa, Duckman, Sam Clouston, Edgarr and Mie Nakazawa come from a range of visual disciplines from street art and graffiti, to comics, cartoons and painting.
Sketch The Rhyme has recently filmed a TV pilot in 'quiz show format' with Production company Mayfan P/L (Brand New Day) with support from Metroscreen TV. The Pilot was shot on October 28 at The Standard in Sydney.
SEATED SHOW - (NON RESERVE)
DOORS OPEN 8PM
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
When General Admission Ticket sales have closed on the day of the show they may still be available at the door on the night. All patrons must be over the age of 18
Once purchased tickets are non-refundable & non-transferable
(applies to both Standing and Dinner sales)
Please ensure you bring photo ID as proof of age
A booking fee applies to all advance tickets. (All quoted prices include tax).
Dress is Smart/Casual at Manager's discretion. No thongs.
RESTAURANT (LA LUPITA) OPENING TIMES
LUNCH: Wed - Fri (12pm - 3pm) || DINNER: Tues - Sat (5pm - Late)