The former Municipal Bank on Broad Street has seen a fair amount of filming action since it closed its banking doors in October 1998.
TV Shows making use of the space in the years since the Lloyds TSB branch closed include, Hustle, Line of Duty, Toast, Survivors (All BBC) and movies filmed there include We Are The Freaks, Monochrome and Spooks: The Greater Good.
However, it’s not always big production dramas, there have also been a number of music promotional videos filmed in this versatile space and here are just four of them.
- The Electric Swing Circus – Valentine
A six piece electro swing band based in Birmingham and signed to Ragtime Records, filmed the video for the track Valentine in March 2013.
The band also released a video blog about the filming process and photographer Eve Hazelton also produced a diary page about the shoot, explaining how the original storyline was quickly changed to make full use of this great location.
- A Hero At Heart – Holmes
An unsigned Metalcore Birmingham band, influenced by the likes of Parkway Drive and A Day To Remember, filmed inside the Bank and also on the roof, giving viewers some great fleeting views of Centenary Square.
The video makes use of one of the paneled office rooms on the first floor of the Bank as well as some clips filmed on a snowy rooftop.
- The Catharsis – O’Recluse
A Rock/Punk Hardcore group, again from Birmingham, who took over the Banking hall and the safe deposit vault in December 2012.
This video and the previous one from A Hero At Heart were both produced by Life Is Art Films.
- A Promise To Forget – The Secrets That We Keep
Another Birmingham group, A Promise To Forget are a Rock/Alternative band who formed in 2012.
Performing an ‘as live’ set in the Banking Hall the band have created a great looking video.
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