Groundbreaking musical experience returns to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Live music meshed with news and current affairs soundbites, samples and audience interaction through technology.

A groundbreaking live music experience which actively encourages audiences to use their phones during a show returns to the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire on Thursday 7th February due to popular demand.

Amsterdam based trio Tin Men and the Telephone use a bespoke, revolutionary smartphone app, Tinmendo to allow music fans and spectators at their performances become a part of their multi-faceted, socially aware, interactive shows in real time.

Through the app, the audience becomes band members themselves, swiping, shaking and texting to interact with the musicians. They can play games with them and guide the set, craft rhythms, melodies and harmonies from which the band improvise.

During the set, free jazz, hip-hop, drum and bass, and futuristic electronic sounds combine with soundbites from politicians and other absurd sources

Tin Men and the Telephone are midway through a three-year programme that sees them undertake six-week-long residencies and one-off performances across the UK working with guest advisors from the worlds of theatre, comedy and tech, alongside audiences who give feedback on what was learned.

So, developed, honed and mastered, Tin Men present their World Domination show; a humorous and provocative look at our modern world through the lens of fake news and alternative facts. Innovative, engaging, funny, challenging, wicked and with great musical depth, this is for those who want to hear and see something new.

Tin Men and the Telephone are Tony Roe (piano and electronics), Pat Cleaver (Bass), Jamie Peet (drums) and Marcel Wierckx (media programming).

Tin Men and the Telephone returns to Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at 6.30pm on Thursday 7 February 2019 with support from Steve Saunders. Advance tickets priced £13.00 are available now from

Pic – Carl Hyde