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Tales From Tin Pan Alley

Park Inn by Radisson Palace
9.00 pm to 10.30 pm

In the West End of London, Denmark Street became known as ‘Tin Pan Alley’ as far back as 1906, when Francis, Day and Hunter, the first music publishers, moved in. It soon became home to songwriters, music venues, recording studios, rehearsal spaces, demo studios and musical instruments shops.

In this fascinating documentary, no fewer than 30 people who worked in this legendary music street take us on a 110-year journey through Tin Pan Alley, aided by British broadcasters-authors Dan Cruikshank, Paul French, Joshua Levene and Will Self. Contributors include Dame Vera Lynn, ‘Skiffler’ Chas McDevitt, The Small Faces’ drummer Kenney Jones, David Bowie’s bassist Herbie Flowers, Sex Pistols’ bassist Glen Matlock, Damned guitarist Captain Sensible, Beta Band’s Steve Mason, soul singer Linda Lewis, Tom Jones songwriter Barry Mason and Eurovision hit songwriter Bill Martin – all with amazing stories to tell about this truly iconic, and unique, music street.

Introduced by writer, DJ and music consultant Daryl Easlea. After the screening Daryl will host a Q&A with the films Director – Henry Scott-Irvine.

UK : 85mins : 2018

Directed by Henry Scott-Irvine

9PM

Tickets £7.00

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