Danielle Moore (Crazy P)
Ralph Lawson (2020Vision)
Tom Van Zeller (Yorkshire Chef of the Year)
Tristan Da Cunha (The Garage)
We loved the first beat events at Munro House so much we decided we had to do it again in this awesome studio, arts and loft space.
We also felt it was time to invite our first ever guest to the party and that is Danielle Moore, the lead singer of Crazy P. Danielle was the first person on the list to invite to the beat loft party as she has been one of the most influential pioneers in the second coming of disco and a true diva. Danielle will perform an exclusive dex & vox session for beat on both nights.
We hit Leeds again for 2 nights only in May.
beat is a brand new project from 2020Vision DJ Ralph Lawson and Yorkshire chef of the year Tom Van Zeller. beat brings together food, drink and music in a series of one off events in bespoke locations.
beat is a restaurant, loft party and panoramic bar all in the same space. As Lawson explains it -
“We wanted to create a place where we would like to go out ourselves. I travel all over the world as a DJ and have the privilege to eat at many great restaurants. It was really inspirational to see what was going on in cities like London and New York with food and I felt a city like Leeds deserved to have a better scene. It is a very similar feeling to when we started the back to basics club for house music in 1991 – we were tired of driving over to Manchester for the Hacienda and wanted our own place in town.”
Lawson went on to win several international awards as the resident DJ at basics as it became a clubbing institution and also runs the internationally respected 2020Vision label. Van Zeller is also no stranger to success with a long list of plaudits for his restaurant in Harrogate; including 3 Best Chef awards (including Hi Life & Oliver awards). His restaurant has 2AA Rosettes and recently won best restaurant in the Good Food guide.
The pair were introduced through a mutual friend and recording artist for Lawson’s 2020Vision record label.
“Tom was playing some of my mixes in the kitchen and I was going to his restaurant, so we shared an interest for each others skills from the start. TvZ’s cooking blew me away and he was into my music. We tried one party together and it was superb so we got our thinking caps on that more people could be into the experience we can create together.”
beat is loft parties with unique events in the coolest spaces only. Each event will have it’s own special three course menu devised and personally cooked by Van Zeller and great care has gone into production, decor and sound. Danielle Moore guests alongside Ralph Lawson, who plays exclusive loft party sessions digging deep into his 25 years of vinyl collecting. Tristan Da Cunha completes the picture with his renowned versatile DJ skills, fresh from winning best small club at the DJ mag Best of British awards for his work at The Garage in Leeds.
A feminine touch was also needed for the project so Jane Lawson completes the team with an eye for production and design. She explains her motivation,
“We want to make it the best bar, best restaurant and best party experience you can have under one roof. You enter through the door and we don’t let you go until you’re fed, watered and danced your socks off!”
The venue for March also boasts a top floor panoramic bar with superb views over the city. The bar opens at 7pm with dinner served at 8pm, the loft party kicks off from 10pm until 2am.
beat is a communal dining experience but we do sit your groups together on request. All further information please contact Jane at
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