The Marquee Club - A tribute site dedicated to the history of the legendary Marquee club at London's 90 Wardour street.

New documentary film with rare footage

Rob Caiger submited to me the following promotional information about the forthcoming documentary film about the history of The Marquee Club.

DISCOVERY OF LOST TAPE ARCHIVE LEADS TO OFFICIAL 90-MINUTE FILM DOCUMENTARY

Previously unseen & rare footage plus exclusive interviews will chronicle 50 years of the most important venue in music Swing Café Music & Realise Films in conjunction with Nathan Lowry & The Marquee Club are producing the official documentary film of the Marquee for theatrical release during 2010, plus deluxe 4-CD Boxset full of rare and classic songs and lavish coffee-table book.

Nathan Lowry, the owner of the Marquee, received a call a few weeks ago from the widow of an exemployee who had made a remarkable discovery amongst her husbands’ possessions. Says Lowry:

“She told me her husband had worked at the Marquee and kept film footage, tapes and photos going back to the early days of the club. She asked me if we wanted them as she was moving – they were going on a skip otherwise. Of course I said yes and thanks to her, we have recovered some wonderful material. We’re currently restoring the footage but what I have seen so far has blown me away! The immediacy and energy of these amazing bands in the Marquee comes over so strongly I knew we could make something terrific. With footage as special as this, the task became to find the right team to do it justice. I knew of the famous music producer Laurie Jay and his team of Steve Graham and Rob Caiger at Swing Cafe Music through their work on the BBC documentary on Peter Green. They then showed me footage of their new documentary on the Whisky a Go Go in LA and I knew immediately they had the experience and ‘gut-feel’ to make this movie in the right way. We’re now on the hunt for more footage, photos and memorabilia plus any amazing Marquee stories the bands, fans and anyone who came to the club may have. Please get in touch via the website!”

THE MARQUEE NEEDS YOU

Do you have film footage, memorabilia, tape recordings, posters, handbills, etc? Did you play the Marquee or see a life changing concert performance? The Marquee wants to hear from you! This is a unique invitation to participate in the continuing story of the Marquee and all contributions will be credited.

CONTACT THE MARQUEE AT
info@swingcafemusic.com
+ 44 (0) 20 8882 7422
www.themarqueeclub.co.uk

The 90-minute documentary, made in conjunction and with the full cooperation of the Marquee Club, will feature exclusive interviews with bands, artists, managers, roadies, fans, journalists and staff. These compelling and at times explosive stories from both sides of the stage, together with rare archive performance footage (compiled over 50 years) and classic live music will give us an exclusive insight music history as it was made. A history that went onto shake the world!

Director: Steve Graham
Currently in production – completion date July 2010
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