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Together frontman Rob Broderick and multi-instrumentalist James Hancox are Abandoman.
The multi-award winning troupe duo – made up of Rob Broderick and James Hancox – create off-the-cuff raps and songs from a handful of audience suggestions with astonishing results, and each year their show has a different format, theme or narrative running through it.
Winner of Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, the Musical Comedy Awards and the 2012 Adelaide Fringe Festival’s Best Comedy Newcomer Award, Abandoman creates hilarious freestyle songs at lightening speed based on audience suggestions.
2012 saw Abandoman support multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour that culminated in two nights at London’s Brixton Academy; in February this year, Abandoman performed in Australia for the first time, where the show was nominated for the two comedy awards at the Adelaide Fringe Festival (“Best Comedy” and “Best Comedy Newcomer”) and won the latter.
Abandoman has appeared on BBC3′s Live at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, BBC2′s The Stephen K Amos Show, on Sky Arts as part of their Latitude coverage and many radio shows, including BBC Radio 1′s Fun And Filthy Cabaret, alongside Dappy from N Dubz.
The show has recently appeared at festivals such as Bestival, Latitude, Altitude, Rockness, Glastonbury, Hop Farm, V Festival. They performed at the 2010 Brits after-party, Daisy Lowe’s 21st birthday party, hosted the 2012 St. Patricks Day event in Trafalgar Square and have opened for numerous comedy and music acts such as Micky Flanagan, Tommy Tiernan and DJ Yoda.