A gloriously twisted take on climate change, a modern jazz soundtrack & peak into the future of live music

Tin Men and the Telephone present the G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. show - Global Relocation of Evolved Apes Towards Exoplanet Suitable for Terraformation: a new immersive multimedia performance that combines improvised music, visuals, and audience participation via a smartphone app to address the very timely topic of climate change in a uniquely interactive, fun and thought-provoking way.
Still driving your non-electric car, eating dairy or meat at every meal, taking long showers, and enjoying your last-minute flights to tropical holiday destinations? Then you are the perfect candidate for this special mission: heating up a brand-new planet! Tin Men welcome you to the GETAWAY SPACE AGENCY - Global Evacuation Transport Authority Way Ahead of You.
In the (very) near future, the climate crisis has escalated, and the time has come for humanity to leave planet Earth. A new, nearly inhabitable planet has been discovered, and you and your fellow audience members are the chosen few to find themselves on board a space ship heading towards this new home. However, your destination is currently far too cold for human life but have no fear! This problem should be resolved soon, as humans have proven to be excellent at heating up their environment. As you travel through space, you must collaborate to make a plan to warm up your new home and enjoy the live in-flight entertainment by Tin Men and the Telephone along the way.

Click here for instructions on how to prepare for the show

Tony Roe – piano/synths/visuals
Jamie Peet – drums

Presented in partnership with Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. This event is part of the AmserJazzTime 2020 Online Festival which runs from 4-6 June.


Ticket holders will need the Zoom app to access the performance. This can be downloaded for free from the Zoom website to a desktop or as an app to your phone or tablet via the app store on your device.

You will also need the Tinmendo interactive concert app on a smartphone if you wish to interact with the performance. This is not compulsory but recommended to get the most from the performance. You can find further information and how download the free app on the band's website.

The ID and password to access the Zoom performance will be sent by email to ticket holders an hour before the start of the performance at 6pm on Friday 5 June and the performance will start at 7pm sharp. Please do not share these details with non-ticket holders as there is a maximum limit on the number of viewers within the Zoom event.