Music

Marv Radio Presents: Mantra

Part of the way through his show, Marv Radio tells his crowd that it is not unusual for him to be performing to hundreds, sometimes thousands of people. It is strange then to find him grafting on the Free Fringe to small crowds in a venue that you...

1895-1927 in New Orleans: The Red Hot Roots of Jazz

The line in front of the world-famous Jazz Bar began to form 45 minutes before the Tenement Jazz Band played the first tune of the evening. Nobody seemed bothered by the wait, only excited to hear the 6-month old band play. The speakeasy atmosphere...

Bad Luck

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe this year is the ever theatrical, occasionally sassy, and always entertaining Laurie Black. Off the back of her Best Emerging Artist and Best Music awards at the Adelaide Fringe 2018, Black has reinvented the show...

Little Death Club

Little Death Club is an utterly remarkable show. It can be funny, poignant and awe inspiring without missing a beat. When you first enter the tent, the show’s host Bernie Dieter is getting very friendly with the audience as she prances gracefully...

The Choir of Man

I had the good fortune of catching The Choir of Man in Edinburgh last summer, their debut year at the Fringe. At that time, I loved it. I thought it beautiful, insightful, and thoroughly moving. Therefore, I jumped at the chance to see them this...

My Left / Right Foot – The Musical

Who knew that wading into the dangerous comedic waters of ableism could be so… fun? The oxymoronic pairing is the prevailing theme of the evening as Scottish writer and director Robert Softley Gale takes aim at Hollywood’s continual penchant...

The Jive Aces: Swingin’ the Fringe

The annual rendez-vous with the Jive Aces at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is once again successful. The long queue outside the venue makes it clear that the happy colourful band has found their audience, who don’t mind waiting on a busy street,...

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