added: 15 Aug 2012 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
On 19th September, Faithless, one of the UK's most successful dance acts is to be reunited and honoured by a PRS for Music Heritage Award at the iconic Jazz Café in Camden.
A special plaque is to be erected on the venue where the legendary Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo played their first full live gig in 1996.
Sister Bliss commented: "We had some unforgettable nights in Camden, the local scene was always edgy and groundbreaking and we loved it. Electronic music was finally getting some broader recognition too and it was an exciting time for us. The Jazz Café is really important to our story and where our live career took off. We're so honoured to be getting this Heritage award with them and celebrating where it all started. Can't believe it's been 15 years!'
Prior to their big break at the Jazz Café in 1996, Faithless were an underground electronic outfit. As soon as promoters heard they could play live, bookings from across Europe saw them suddenly enjoying audiences of thousands. Within twelve months, Insomnia was #1 around the globe and Faithless went on to produce two UK #1 albums, six UK top 10 singles, achieving over 15 million global sales.
PRS for Music set up the Heritage Award in 2009 to recognise the unusual 'performance birthplaces' of famous bands and artists. Previous awardees include Blur, Elton John, Soul II Soul, UB40, Snow Patrol, James and Jethro Tull. Faithless and the Jazz Café have contributed significantly to shaping the British music landscape.