There’s to be a special one-off performance in London’s beautiful One Mayfair (see lovely pics below) on Tuesday 13 October 2015.
It will celebrate and showcase a track, created by David Arnold, Sinead Harnett and Lethal Bizzle, that blends grime and orchestral music. The event is supported by Bulmers Cider as part of their #LiveColourful LIVE campaign and you’ll be able to win tickets via their Facebook page or via their website. When the ticket link goes live I’ll add it here, meanwhile keep an eye on those pages. Later the track will be available as a free download too.
“The talented trio are collaborating on a unique new grime-orchestral sound which will fuse the distinctive sounds of grime, soulful electro pop and a full symphony orchestra.” News: Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to collaborate
There’s lots more about the collaboration, including quotes from everyone, in the Further Reading section below.
I think the picture above, of the grime-orchestral team, was taken in AIR Studios (another beautiful building, designed by Alfred Waterhouse who also designed the Natural History Museum) which is currently experiencing the threat of closure due to a neighbour’s planning application to over-oomph their basement. The application, if it goes ahead, would likely cause debilitating noise – never a great thing in a recording studio, but there’s also the possibility of water damage. If you’ve not already done so please sign and share the petition to SAVE AIR STUDIOS.
What else are the trio up to?
Lethal Bizzle is currently on tour with sold-out dates in Birmingham and Manchester this weekend but tickets are still available for London (7 Oct) and Bristol (8 Oct) [Brighton on 9 Oct is also sold out].
Sinead Harnett has just been nominated for a MOBO in the Best Newcomer category – congratulations and best wishes to her! She’s also performing at XOYO, London, on Wed 14 October [tickets].
David Arnold‘s work (with Michael Price) will soon be heard in ITV’s new Jekyll and Hyde series (written and produced by Charlie Higson), he’ll also be heading to Lucerne, Switzerland for a concert of his music performed by Ludwig Wicki and the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, on 23 October. You can download a flyer for ‘The Music of David Arnold‘. [Tickets] [Discounted tickets, while they last]
And isn’t One Mayfair lovely –
Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to Release New Grime-Orchestral Track
News: Lethal Bizzle, David Arnold and Sinead Harnett to collaborate
Sinead Hartnett, Lethal Bizzle, and Bond composer David Arnold collaborate on new project
Band Aid studio’s bitter tears over neighbours’ basement plans