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DJ Spoony presents December 2018 Garage Classical show with Ignition Orchestra

DJ Spoony presents Classical Garage

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING the runaway success of the upcoming Garage Classical show at the Barbican in July, which sold an impressive 2,000 tickets in just 52 hours, DJ Spoony has announced a huge new show at London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on Friday, December 14, 2018.

DJ Spoony, one of the original and most respected pioneers of the UK Garage scene, has joined forces with the 36-piece Ignition Orchestra to bring you one of the biggest Christmas parties. Expect an unmissable night of the most iconic UK garage hits like you’ve never heard them before.

The performance does exactly what it says on the tin… Spoony, the curator and presenter of the event, alongside Composer and Conductor Katie Chatburn, have put together 20 of the biggest Garage anthems, stripped back and performed live with the original vocalists.

The show will also feature some very special guests. Classic hits including 21 Seconds, You’re Moving Too Fast, We All Have Good Rhymes and many more will be performed on stage at Eventim Hammersmith Apollo.

Garage Classical will be hosted by DJ Spoony, one of the founding fathers and instrumental players in a movement that defined a generation.

This was something he had wanted to do for a long time having heard several orchestral performances of dance music, and drawing on his vast knowledge and respected status within the scene, Spoony was able to bring together the original singers, producers and MC’s behind the tracks and get them on board with the event.

Speaking on the new show, DJ Spoony said: “I first worked with Katie (composer and conductor) at the Liverpool Music International Festival and I knew that I wanted to work with her again. Once the Barbican show sold out so quickly and lots of my friends (ex-friends now) couldn’t get a ticket we knew that we had to do another one… and here it is! See you on December 14.”

The aim of ‘Garage Classical’ is to put on the most bespoke event ever put on for the genre, with the stars and the unsung heroes being represented throughout.

Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Thursday, March 22.