Stray Saturdays at the Grand Central

Type One. Photo: Bernard Ward
Type One. Photo: Bernard Ward

An amazing night of entertainment is due to take place in the Grand Central bar in Derry on Saturday.

Music will be provided by Ibiza’s ‘Stray Kitten’ downstairs whilst DJ Type One will take to the turn-tables upstairs.

Having recently moved back to Derry after almost twenty years living and working in the world’s party capital, Ibiza, ‘Stray Kitten’ has played at numerous island venues, including the world’s biggest club, Privilege and legendary club night, Manumission and most recently was a regular fixture at Ibiza Rocks House.

Whilst it’s not exactly an Open Mic night, those with an inclination to show their skills are invited to make themselves known.

As for his style, Type One simply mixes music that invokes a sense of nostalgia for the golden era of hip hop while at the same time takes it towards the future sound of hip hop. With a keen ear for samples combined with intelligent lyrics, he works hard to honour the founders of the genre. Type One also recently supported Hip Hop legend Snoop Dogg.

At his side this Saturday, Gerard i2 is a fearless hip hop MC and producer from Strabane. The rapper, who regularly plays live shows alongside his drummer Chris Patton, has three independent album releases already under his belt and a fourth in the pipeline. i2 has shared the stage with acts including Florence and the Machine, Maverick Sabre, Tinchy Stryder and The Stone Roses to name but a few.

Stray Saturdays start at the Grand Central on Saturday November 22 at 11pm.