multi-talented artist, Dapz On The Map has written a brand-new track for
the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall titled “Stay
Safe”. The Grime MC’s brand-new song scores a video showcasing the digital
broadcasts which have been shared from the iconic Birmingham venues during the
As concerts are cancelled
and postponed to 2021 as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Town Hall
Symphony Hall has continued to bring live music to the people of Birmingham and
beyond. Digital broadcasts from Town Hall and Symphony Hall have amassed over a
quarter of a million views since they began in April.
Dapz OTM's songs
touch on various issues, both personal and political and he often talks of the
struggle he's faced as an aspiring artist attempting to balance being both a
father and a musician.
Soft-spoken yet intense in his passion for words and music, Dapz new
track ‘Stay Safe’ includes lyrics such as “heard of the bounce back scheme
might apply for a bounce back loan, can’t get furlough” and “places of worship
are closed but they’ve got a 10pm curfew for pubs”.
Dapz OTM has had a steady rise up the ranks in the urban UK music scene with including national radio play with his music being playlisted on BBC Radio 1xtra, and other specialist stations such as Rinse FM. He made his debut appearance in the festival scene performing at the Great Escape Festival, before going on to do other major festivals. Dapz supported the likes of Kano and Skepta on tour before going on to selling out his 1st headline show at the O2 Academy Birmingham.
The future of Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall, and our future as the music charity responsible for them, looks very different from the plans we began the year with. Over the last few years we have evolved into an organisation that earns more than 90% of its turnover from our trading activities and this supports every aspect of what we do, from presenting international superstars on our stages to supporting emerging talent and creating first musical experiences for children in local schools.
The digital performances and activities we have continued - and will continue to deliver - in these desperate times have been made possible with the support of Town Hall and Symphony Hall’s audiences.Nick Reed, Chief Executive for the music charity responsible for Town Hall and Symphony Hall
The accompanying video
highlights many of the broadcasts from the music charity responsible for Town
Hall and Symphony Hall, including performances from artists such as Lady
Sanity, Casey Bailey, Tom Aspaul, Xhosa Cole and Mark
Highlights also include
broadcasts from cultural partners, Birmingham Royal Ballet and Symphony Hall’s
resident orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
To hear Dapz On The Map’s ‘Stay Safe’, find Town Hall and Symphony Hall on Facebook, YouTube or Twitter.