“The Scene…LES” Films on Ludlow Street

Posted on: August 23rd, 2011 at 11:15 am by

Television producer Jimmy Lloyd is gaining some mainstream traction thanks to exposure from his grassroots Songwriter Showcase on NBC’s digital channel.  That series received some love from MSNBC last week since the show was picked up for distribution in five additional markets.  With the mounting momentum, he is refocusing efforts on the much-chronicled Lower East Side reality show, The Scene…LES.

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Now, almost five months after a modest midtown casting call at the Gibson Showroom (formerly Hit Factory), preliminary filming has begun for The Scene…LES.  A light film crew assembled outside the Living Room Saturday afternoon to capture some interview and b-roll footage for the program.  And we met one of the participants, Brooklyn native and iron worker-cum-musician Pete Wire.  Being on Ludlow Street was a homecoming of sorts for the man, as his parents lived in many different neighborhood tenements back in the day.

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Pete Wire fronts an eponymous band that tends to gig a bunch on the Bleecker Street scene (he’s playing Kenny’s Castaways on September 2).  During the day’s film shoot, he performed a ditty entitled “Coney Island.”  Here’s a snippet:


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