Tin Men And The Telephone


G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T – their first live interactive virtual show

Tony Roe keys, electronics
Jamie Peet drums

Pioneering Dutch band Tin Men and the Telephone have always pushed boundaries. Now, 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.

G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T (aka as ‘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 space ship 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.

Following the show, audience members are able to download the music they have created with the band via Bandcamp.


How do I experience this event?

Choose your ticket – Economy Class, Economy Comfort or Business Class, depending on how you wish to support the artists – and book
Download the Tinmendo app ahead of the concert so that you can interact on the night
Create a Zoom account (Zoom software download optional)
Wait for the zoom link to be sent directly to you one hour before the performance
• Click on the Zoom link on Tuesday 9 June in time for the event to begin at 7pm