Tin Men & The Telephone: G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T
In the first of its kind, Tin Men and the Telephone present a unique, live interactive virtual performance.
Tin Men frontman, composer, pianist and electronics-guru Tony Roe delivers a show, online, with the same immersive interaction their audiences have come to expect. Using the latest technology, audiences can attend a virtual show, interacting with the band and sharing responses with fellow audience members.
Through the use of Zoom Video software and the band’s revolutionary bespoke smartphone app Tinmendo, audiences can become a part of their multi-faceted, interactive show in real time. Ticket holders will be emailed a Zoom invitation and a link to the Tinmendo App prior to the show.
Three years in the making, G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T (aka Global Relocation of Evolved Apes Towards Exoplanet Suitable for Terraformation) is an immersive multimedia performance that addresses the very timely topic of global pandemics and climate change. With a twist.
As a global health crisis takes hold and the climate crisis escalates, the time has come for humanity to leave planet Earth. Audience members are on board a spaceship heading towards a newly discovered planet, however, it’s far too cold! As they travel through space, they must collaborate to warm it up…
As in the real world, audiences at home are asked to download Tinmendo, type, swipe and shake to interact with the band. They can guide the set to become part of the narrative, craft melodies and create beats from which the band improvise. All this serves as a jumping off point for the band’s highly acclaimed, riveting jazz excursions that thread throughout the performance.
Here, a stunning modern jazz soundtrack, soundbites from campaigning figures and global leaders (from Greta Thunberg to David Attenborough) and offbeat visuals combine with the storyline’s twisted comedy.