Live Session: Ty
FILMED + EDITED BY JASPER MORVARIDI
Ty’s debut album Awkward was released over 16 years ago, via Ninja Tune’s esteemed hip-hop imprint Big Dada. Having already been at the forefront of the underground UK hip-hop scene throughout the 90s, Ty’s 2001 debut drew on musical influences spanning jazz, afrobeat and funk, fusing years of experience and passion into a tightly polished long player. Awkward also demonstrated a lyrical wit and versatility that would mark him out as a distinguished MC and poet in the years that followed.
Awkward is an all-time classic for those who know, and Ty will be bringing it back to life on Tuesday 30th May at Total Refreshment Centre, backed up by a full band including London-based hip-hop collective Unexpected Guests and few more of South London’s finest musicians, including Sheila Maurice Grey (Kokoroko/Nerija) and Cassie Kinoshi (Seed Ensemble/Nerija). It’s a show that TRC’s Lexus Blondin has been wanting to put on for years.
Ahead of the show we filmed a quick live performance of album cut ‘Hercules’.
Ty - Awkward Live will take place at TRC on 30th May.
Tickets and more info for here.