Kaila Mullady & Mark Martin
World Champion Beatboxers, Educators
As the winner of the 2016 American Beatbox Championships and the International 2016 BeatRhyme Battle, Mark Martin is best known for playfully blurring the lines between language and sound. He toured the world with the theater group VocaPeople for 5 years. He enjoys collaborating with other musicians, especially his partner and fellow World Beatbox Champion, Kaila Mullady as Lightship. He is a passionate educator and taught in New York City for 8 years. Today, he leads workshops around the country. He is a chef, a dancer, and an Eagle Scout.
Kaila Mullady is a New York based performer – The 2015 World Beatbox Champion, the 2014 American Vice Beatbox Champion, 3x Loop Station Champion and 3x reigning Beatrhyme Champion. Kaila performs all over the world infusing beatboxing, singing, rapping, poetry and theater to push the boundaries of creativity and show just what the human instrument is capable of.
A multi-instrumentalist, KM uses a loop station with guitar, beatboxing and vocals to become a one woman band. An original member of champion beatbox crew, The Beatbox House, she has since moved on to form a champion beatbox team with 2016 American Beatbox Champion, Mark Martin, called Lightship.
One of the most fulfilling parts of Kaila’s career has been teaching workshops for the past five years promoting reading, writing and finding your own soul music. Her work using beatboxing as a tool for speech therapy led to a partnership with New York University where a class was designed specifically to build tools in the classroom for blind students based off of her curriculum. Giving back to communities is an integral part of Kaila’s creative process which motivated her to take over producing the American Beatbox Championships in 2016 which is the largest platform for Beatboxers in North America.