Jan 17 2013 By Jonathan Geddes
Local rap act Hector Bizerk have earned another top support slot.
The duo will be opening for rap pioneer Grandmaster Flash at the O2 ABC in Glasgow on Friday, February 1.
It’s left drummer Audrey Tait - a former pupil of Stonelaw High School - absolutely delighted.
She said: “It’s quite a big coup for us to open for a hip hop legend like Grandmaster Flash.
“We’ve been working on a new album so it’ll be a good opportunity to try out some of our new songs too.”
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were one of the most influential hip hop groups of all time, and became the first hip hop act to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame back in 2007.
Their track The Message is widely regarded as one of the greatest hip hop tracks of all time.
The group disbanded in 1987, and Grandmaster Flash has gone on to enjoy a successful solo career, releasing 11 albums, with a 12th effort set for release in the spring.
Audrey herself is a fan of the group. She said: “We’ve supported quite a few big names in the past year and a half but this one might just top it.”
Hector Bizerk released their debut album, Drums Rap Yes, last year, and headlined shows at the likes of King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, while a recent gig at Nice N’ Sleazys saw them debut new material. The duo have already supported DOOM and The GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) in Glasgow.
Tickets for the show are priced at £13 and are on sale now from the venue and www .gigsinscotland.com.