Tinchy Stryder will be one of the artists which will put on fire the scene on the 18th of June at Manx Telecom Bay Festival 2011. More details about the festival and tickets here.
Kwasi Danquah (born 14 September 1986), better known by his stage name Tinchy Stryder, is a British rapper.
He rose to popularity with the song “Take Me Back” which peaked at Number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in January 2009. He then released the aptly named song “Number 1”, (a collaboration with N-Dubz) which entered the UK chart at Number 1 on 26 April 2009. Stryder lately released “Never Leave You” with Amelle Berrabah from girl-group Sugababes which became Stryder’s second number 1.
Stryder started at the age of 14 on pirate radio sets in East London with other well known grime MCs such as Wiley and Dizzee Rascal. His stage name derives from the arcade game Strider which he played when he was young and from the nickname “Tinchy” given to him due to his short stature: his height at 5’1″ (1.55m) making him the shortest male artist ever to top the UK Top 40. Stryder made a number of appearances on Sky’s Channel U and BBC Radio 1Xtra taking part in freestyles, sometimes joined by his crew Ruff Sqwad. He was also part of a line-up at The O2 arena 3D ELEKTRO race that included Caspa and Rusko, Frankmusik, High Contrast and Dancing Robot Music. Stryder was part of well-known grime crew Roll Deep for a while, featuring on some songs including “U Were Always”, which was released years later on Roll Deep’s compilations album, Street Anthems.
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Tinie Tempah, the hottest male solo performer in the country after his sensational double-award winning performance at February’s Brit Awards, is to headline Saturday 18th June at the 2011 Manx Telecom Bay Festival.
After winning Best British Single for his number 1 hit, ‘Pass Out’ and Best British Breakthrough Act at the Brit Awards, Tinie Tempah has hit new heights after enjoying huge chart success in 2010 with ‘Pass Out’, ‘Frisky’, ‘Written In The Stars’, and ‘Miami 2 Ibiza’. His debut album ‘Disc-Overy’ was a number 1 smash and is still in the UK Top 10 album chart.
Tinchy Stryder has also enjoyed major success with a string of number 1 hits, ‘Take Me Back’, ‘Number 1’ and ‘Never Leave You’. His hit albums ‘Catch 22’ and ‘Third Srtike’ have made him a firm favourite on the UK dance scene.
Saturday’s ‘DanceFest’ begins with Ministry of Sound playing 2 hours of the Clubbers Guide with Tara McDonald as the sensational dance guest vocalist, during which sparks will fly with eye-popping angle-grinding routines, fire-eating, stilt walkers and hire wire artists.
This will be followed by another 2 hours of Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills
gigging his sensational floor fillers, Tinchy Stryder will then take to the stage, followed by bill-topping Tinie Tempah. All seats are out for the DanceFest to give this Saturday night audience the full-on Dance Party Festival experience.
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