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Pop-up concert in aid of Tin Pan Alley documentary

Singer Anne Pigalle among performers at event in Phoenix Arts Club

02 June, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

ARTISTS took to the stage to support a project revealing the history of one of the West End’s most famous musical streets and to fight for the survival of live music venues.

The pop-up concert aimed to raise money for a documentary about Tin Pan Alley, exploring its musical heritage and what is happening to the street in the wake of development.

Save Tin Pan Alley campaigner Henry Scott Irvine said the documentary would feature interviews with a cross-section of people with links to the street from over decades.

Singer Anne Pigalle, Jim Jones and poet Stephen Micalef were among those performing at the event at the Phoenix Arts Club in Phoenix Street.

French singer Ms Pigalle, recently put on an art show called Les P’tites Femmes de Soho, which explored the changing face of the area and its characters, and aimed to capture its “joie de vivre”.

She said: “I have been involved against the gentrification of Soho which is inevitable, but I fundamentally fight against the disappearance of clubs and live music. Music is everything to me. And live music of course. I sang Tin Pan Alley-related material, including a James Bond song.”

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