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The Last of THE CROONERS: Photography Exhibition and Album Launch with Tom Oldham

- 6 years ago

Photographer, Hasselblad Ambassador, PhotoBite contributor and all-round top bloke, Tom Oldham has announced a brand new and unique collaboration with musician and music producer, Andy Gangadeen, along with the publicans and performers of the brilliant East London institution, The Palm Tree. The Last of the Crooners contains a series of atmospheric portraits of the singers and musicians who play at the pub every weekend, along with an LP of live recordings from these very sessions

The Palm Tree is an East London establishment that needs no introduction to anyone who has visited this part of town. A diamond boozer and Blitz survivor, it stands solitary on the Regent’s Canal between Mile End and the Roman Road, quietly resisting the urge to move with the times. On weekend evenings you can enjoy the jazz standards of the Great American Songbook played by the musicians who feature on the new album, no ticket required.

Long-standing landlords of The Palm Tree, Val and Alf Barrett, welcome all-comers to an evening of live music where a selection from Tom‘s series of photographs, which have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Award 2018, will be exhibited. A strictly limited-edition vinyl record of The Last of the Crooners album, restricted to 500 copies, will be on sale at the pub on a first-come-first-served basis.

The audio collaborator in this project is a drummer of international renown, Andy Gangadeen is known best for playing with bands as prominent and diverse as Duran Duran, Massive Attack, Spice Girls and Chase & Status. He a true pioneer of live dance music drumming and has also been known to pick up the sticks at The Palm Tree from time to time.

This event will be held on 21st April 2018 at The Palm Tree pub in East London, so stick it in your diary, get along and be a part of this exceptional celebration of East London’s heritage

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.