global trailer film festival 2018-19 winning Trailer
TALES FROM TIN PAN ALLEY
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD - FIRST PLACE OVERALL TRAILER WINNER
Type: Trailer, Documentary
Producer: Henry Scott-Irvine
Director: Henry Scott-Irvine
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Biography: Henry Scott-Irvine
Background as TV Archive Producer on over 150 Music Arts Documentaries since 1987; including, Status Quo - The Party Ain't Over Yet (2006) Punk Attitude (2005) The Elton John Story (2003) Pop On The Box (2003) The South Bank Show - Bernie Taupin (2002) Classic Albums - Elvis (2002) Classic Albums - Transformer (2002) Classic Albums - Never Mind The Bollocks (2001) Classic Albums - Goodbye Yellow Brick Rd (2001) John Lennon The Early Years (2001)
Author of The Ghosts of a Whiter Shade Of Pale with Forewords from Martin Scorsese and Sir Alan Parker (Omnibus Press) Features writer for Record Collector Magazine (2011-2015) and Radio Producer and Presenter of 400 radio shows at Resonance 104.4 fm London (2009 - 2016)
Founder-Chairman of The Save Denmark St Campaign (2014-2018), which has 36,000 change.org subscribers, linked into campaign sites at www.savetpa.tk and www.tinpanalleytales.co.uk with The Save Tin Pan Alley petition https://www.change.org/p/don-t-bin-tin-pan-alley
This led to his Save Denmark St TV spots (2014-2016) on The One Show, The Sunday Politics, BBC News, ITV News and London Live, following on from campaign achieved Grade 2 Star Listings of 3 buildings in Denmark St in conjunction with Historic England, English Heritage and Sex Pistol Glen Matlock.
Britain's music street 'Tin Pan Alley' has resided in London's Denmark Street since Francis, Day & Hunter the first music publishers moved-in back in 1906.
It was home to songwriters, music venues, recording studios, rehearsal spaces, demo studios and music instruments shops, as well as being the birthplace of British Silent Cinema, before becoming London’s ‘Little Tokyo’ until World War 2.
London's Tin Pan Alley remains unparalleled.
30 people who worked in this legendary music street take us on a 110-year journey through Tin Pan Alley, aided by British broadcaster-authors Dan Cruikshank, Paul French, Joshua Levene and Will Self.
Contributors include singer 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, Eurovision hit songwriter Bill Martin, Music Industry Legend Eric Hall,
Acid Jazz’s Eddie Piller and Guardian journalist Simon Usbourne, among others
Redevelopment now threatens the future livelihood of music-based artisans in this historic street.
This documentary concludes by illustrating how London is losing this creative hub to gentrification. Britain’s birthplace of popular music and song Tin Pan Alley aka Denmark Street remains London's only street of musical instrument shops.
The loss and destruction of areas of cultural heritage is naturally of international concern.
This is the first full length documentary to highlight this pressing matter.
CHRIS CHOI, ITN's CONSUMER EDITOR & ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY AWARD WINNER 2016-2017 (Reviewed on 26th October 2018)
"A nuclear shelter, an IRA bomb, Britain's biggest mass murder and the roots of the UK Music Business: all in one street, all in one documentary!
I am riveted by Henry Scott-Irvine's film. Can't put it down. Great stories and pics. Tales From Tin Pan Alley gives a dazzling shot of the colour, personalities and zest being ripped from our cities. That so much individuality and style is being lost to the wrecking ball is a national scandal, which future generations will despise us for.