Issued: 21 August 2008

3 OCTOBER 2008

Event Info

Groundbreaking 40 piece ensemble The Heritage Orchestra lead an epic hip-hop, nu-jazz and broken beat experience at Town Hall Birmingham for second resonance events club night on 3 October.

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.

?Five star on-stage heroics? London Evening Standard

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 22 September.

?There?s no doubt that this lady has that elusive ?it?? Jazz Jelly

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.

An ardent supporter of home grown talent, Cro is part of a stable of artists including Moorish Delta 7, SonnyJim, Percy Filth and Taharka. He will be joined on stage by local boys Ko-Syne (Soulthump, Livebox), SPX (Kung Funk), Redbeard (Eat Good) and more, showcasing the fresh sounds of the city.

Resonance events is on 3 October from 7.30pm until 2am at Town Hall Birmingham, Victoria Square.

Tickets are priced at £15 and are available on the door and from:

Town Hall & Symphony Hall Box Offices, City Centre
0121 780 333

Jibbering Records, Moseley
Tel: 0121 449 4551


Note to Editors

For images and media enquiries, please contact:
Lyle Bignon 0121 644 6028 / 07521 412 058 / or Mary Wakelam 0121 224 7380 /

May this year saw the launch of resonance events with London beat maniacs The Herbaliser playing live on the first date of new album tour Same As It Never Was. On a more soulful tip, Jake Wherry, Ollie Teeba and The Herbaliser Band unveiled their new secret weapon… stunning vocalist Jessica Darling. It was a memorable night and respect was paid to the tradition of all night jazz sessions in the 1950’s and 1960?s which saw luminaries such as Count Basie and Duke Ellington playing to packed houses at Town Hall.

resonance events is a co-promotion between Town Hall Symphony Hall and Birmingham Jazz promising regular performances featuring some of the UK?s freshest contemporary cross genre jazz and hip hop stars plus a wealth of local talent.

Media Partners Wax Poetics
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Sponsors Ropeadope Exclusively designed resonance events t-shirts will be available, created by the legendary Ropeadope design team.