Tin Pan Alley, West 28th Street Manhattan, was the iconic centre of popular music writing in the early part of the twentieth century. In the days where the family piano was the prime source of entertainment, it gave birth to legendary writers like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Harry Warren. It was a place and an era where songwriters flourished, a fact not lost on Peter Locke, who has put together this show, Poets of Tin Pan Alley.
“It really is an opportunity to hear superlative musicians play these wonderful songs,” says Locke, who is well known to Sydney audiences. Notable Australian jazz singer Helen Fenton fronts a stripped down six-piece swing band, with Locke on piano and some of the best known names in the business. Featuring songs like Easy Living, I Wished On The Moon, and, What A Little Moonlight Can Do, this show is a chance to hear music that has shaped a century of popular culture, all the way down to our very own, The Voice. (GW)
Jun 4, Glen Street Theatre, Glen St and Blackbutts Rd, Belrose, $20-23, 99751455, glenstreet.com.au