Grace Savage - TEDxLondon

Grace Savage

Champion beatboxer, artist, actress and dog lover

Listed as one of Elle magazine’s ‘100 Most Inspiring Women’, Grace Savage is a four-time UK Beatboxing champion. With support from BBC Introducing, Grace released her debut record Savage Grace in 2017, grabbing tastemaker acclaim from The 405, Wonderland and Clash Magazine. She has since been nominated for ‘Best Female Solo Act’ and ‘Best Songwriter’ at the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 and competed in the Isle of Wight ‘New Blood’ Quarter-Finals. Her long awaited follow-up EP Control Freak was released in May.

In the acting realm, Grace performed in Blind, a one-woman, semi-autobiographical, beatboxing show that toured the UK. It was praised at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and culminated in a two-week run at the Soho Theatre in 2016. For her role in Home at The National Theatre, she was chosen as one of the ‘Top Ten Standout Theatrical Performances’ of 2014 by The Guardian, who named it 2014’s ‘Most Startling Performance’.

A country girl at heart, Grace loves to escape to the rural outskirts with her dog and connect with nature. She is also a massive basketball fan and has been playing for 17 years.

If you could change one thing about the world through your work, what would it be?

To empower young women to use their voice.

We are beyond borders

“I wasn’t expecting to feel so emotional today about real life stories. It was very, very powerful. Just get out there and talk to people. Get out of your comfort zone. Be more generous.”

– TEDxLondonSalon attendee

Favourite TED Talk:

Brené Brown
The power of vulnerability

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