Tales from Tin Pan Alley - TT Liquor

A special screening of the documentry, with live music from Evelyn Cormier, Johanna and Lovisa von Sicard and Joe Slater, Wednesday 13th November, 2019

A very special evening of musical history and entertainment took place in the hidden cinema at TT Liquor, in Shorditch.

There was a special screening of 'Tales from Tin Pan Alley', a documentry about the history of Denmark Street and it's connections to the music industry. Followed by live perfromances from three musicians: Evelyn Cormier from New Hampshire, Johanna and her sister Losvisa von Sicard from Halmstad, Sweden and Joe Slater from Croxteth, Liverpool.

This film by Henry Scott-Irvine, is about the true 'unsung heroes' of Tin Pan Alley are the musicians, the songwriters, the music publishers, the technicians and the people from behind-the-scenes who have come out of the woodwork, out of history and out of retirement to approach us. Individuals that would be very hard to find in any other circumstance have come forward from across the globe, saying, 'We want to be in this special documentary film!'

Their story is told as a contemporary urban Canterbury Tale - a vital testament from over 30 musicians, broadcasters and historians.

In 2018 Tin Pan Alley's 110 year old music legacy is currently in peril due to ensuing gentrification, leading to upcoming penthouse flats, hotels, restaurants and a shopping mall.

The legacy of those who worked in the street is our testament to Denmark Street's unique place in international cultural history. 

Special guest included Pete Silverton author and former Sounds feature writer; Andrew Ellis TFTPA on screen contributor and former partner at Hipgnosis album cover design at 6 Denmark St, Paul French TFTPA on screen contributor, author, historian and Patrick Campbell-Lyons of the British band Nirvana.

The evening was presented by the film maker Henry Scott-Irvine, Ray Jones from Talentbanq, who provide the live music and TT Liquor.