GROUNDBREAKING 40 piece ensemble The Heritage Orchestra lead an epic hip-hop, nu-jazz and broken beat experience at Town Hall Birmingham for the second resonance events club night on October 3.
Stunning jazz-soul singer Lizzy Parks, VJ Chromatouch and DJ Cro plus special guests will all be performing live over six hours in an evening of funky fresh variety with supporting partners hip NYC magazine Wax Poetics and US music, culture and clothing company RopeaDope.
The Heritage Orchestra will be smashing their way through genres with dark and atmospheric orchestrations of music composed by cult DJ and producer Amon Tobin, under the guidance of inspirational conductor and musical director Jules Buckley.
Fresh from performances at the Big Chill with The Bays and Meltdown with Massive Attack, the London based collective have catapulted into the field of contemporary-classical crossover music weaving breakbeat, D&B and electronica into layers of strings and percussion.
With an impressive list of sessions, collaborations and concerts to their name, the ensemble were signed to DJ Gilles Peterson label Brownswood following spectacular performances at London club Cargo and have worked with notable producers and musicians such as DJ Yoda, UNKLE and Bonobo.
Lizzy Parks, one of the most talented and distinctive singers of the moment, launches her debut album 'Raise the Roof' (Tru Thoughts) with an explosive live performance. Singing sweet blues and old RnB amongst other styles, Lizzy is charismatic and passionate with all the soul, groove and jazz you want, and then some.
The former Birmingham Conservatoire student has featured as a guest vocalist with The Heritage Orchestra and performs regularly with the Nostalgia 77 Octet.
Released on pioneering label Tru Thoughts, home to Alice Russell, Hot 8 Brass Band and the Quantic Soul Orchestra, 'Raise the Roof' is produced by Ben 'Nostalgia 77' Lamdin and will be available from September 22.
DJ Cro is a constant influence in the local and national hip-hop scene for just under a decade having played for clubs and artists in the city as well as running the Main Ingredient Show on New Style Radio and writing for The Night Times. From working alongside UK stars like Roots Manuva, Jehst and Yungun to global supremos DJ Premier, Souls of Mischief, and Immortal Technique, this is a man who knows his beats, recently setting up Crate Escape Records.
In a line up of incredible local talent, Kosyne has been a regular on the battle and open mic circuit, beating current End of the Weak champion Stig of The Dump in a Jump Off battle and winning "Chester P's Freestyle Challenge".
Kos also set up www.louisden.com and co-hosts the Livebox with Soweto Kinch. Redbeard is a true stalwart of the scene having performed and hosted at nights up and down the country for over five years, recently joining the Eat Good roster.
Kelakovski is a producer to watch having cut his teeth producing for Skrein and Foreign Beggars, recently featuring on the Adulthood soundtrack - he will be making music live on the spot. V.I.C.E. not only produces, raps, and delivers workshops and set up his own label "Street Soul Productions" for emerging talent.
Resonance events is on October 3 from 7.30pm until 2am at Town Hall Birmingham, Victoria Square.
Tickets are priced at £15 and are available on the door and from: www.thsh.co.uk/view/the-heritage-orchestra or by phoning 0121 780 333.