Date(s)/Time: Thursday 26 Jul 2018, 7:00pm
Ticket Price: £25 (£26.75 inc booking fee)
Location: Parr Hall
7-8.30 – Diddy
8.30-10 – Grandmaster Flash
Get ready for an unforgettable night of live music as we prepare to welcome a real pioneer of the music industry.
The legendary Grandmaster Flash is heading to Parr Hall next month with a fascinating story about how he changed music forever.
But if you think this is going to be a lecture – think again. Demonstrating the breaks from the original 70s records live on screen, Grandmaster Flash will show you the amazing history of Hip Hop, the People, the Places, & Things that started it all, while cuttin’ and scratchin’ your favourite tunes on the turntables for one huge, live, interactive, visual Hip Hop block party.
Flash was the first DJ to physically lay his hands on the vinyl and manipulate it in a backward, forward, or anti-clockwise motion. He invented the Quick Mix Theory, The Clock Theory and scratching, laying the groundwork for everything a DJ can do with a record today, before developing this further to add rap/emcees over his beats, and starting his own group, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five.
Renowned across the world as the founding father of hip hop, the multi-award winning Grandmaster Flash has played for audiences as large as the Super Bowl and as elite as Queen Elizabeth II, and also made history in 2007 when Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group to ever be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Now you can relive this pioneering age in modern music live at Parr Hall on Thursday 26 July with the first ever interactive, visual history of hip hop block party, told by the innovator, the pioneer, one of the creators of hip hop music, the one and only Grandmaster Flash!