Interview: Bowling for Soup

Interview: Bowling for Soup

Earlier this year, Texan pop-punkers Bowling for Soup returned to Scotland as part of a UK-wide tour to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their Drunk Enough to Dance album. Ahead of the release of the DVD of the tour, which was recorded during the band’s show at Brixton Academy, AAA caught up with bassist Erik Chandler to find out why they decided to return to touring and what it’s like to be in one of…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Elissa Churchill (NewsRevue), interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Elissa Churchill (NewsRevue), interview

Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show. In need of a cathartic dose of comic exasperation? Book now for the longest-running live comedy show in the world. Flawlessly delivered by a four-strong, tooth-achingly talented cast expertly accompanied by an on-stage musical director. All in the spirit of free expression with brand new material each year. Expect to hear about the demise of democracy, Brexit and, of course, the unavoidable Trump!…

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MagicFest Interview: Renz

MagicFest Interview: Renz

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with Renz, one of the talented magicians set to perform at a show inspired by the work and lives of local authors in The Secret Room at The Writers’ Museum next week. Your act is very unusual in that you often combine poetry and magic. Can you tell us a little…

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MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

MagicFest Interview: Kevin Quantum

All this week, we’re counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The popular festival returns to Edinburgh this Friday so we caught up with professional magician and MagicFest founder Kevin Quantum to find out everything you need to know about the UK’s largest magic event. You founded MagicFest back 2010 and it’s now the UK’s largest magic-based event. Why did you decide that Edinburgh was the best place to launch it? Edinburgh was perfect….

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MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

MagicFest Interview: Billy Reid

All this week, we’ll be counting down to the opening of MagicFest 2017. The festival, which is the UK’s biggest magic event, returns to Edinburgh this Friday. Ahead of the opening night, we’ll be chatting to some of the fascinating magicians and illusionists on this year’s line-up to find out what it’s actually like to work in one of the world’s most mysterious industries. First up is Billy Reid, one of the country’s best close-up…

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Edinburgh Fringe: The Mars Patrol Interview

Edinburgh Fringe: The Mars Patrol Interview

Local alt-rockers The Mars Patrol are set to make their Fringe debut with an acoustic show at The Merchant’s Hall this weekend. Ahead of their one-off gig, AAA caught up with frontwoman Davina Divine. You’re playing a gig at The Merchants’ Hall on 20th August. What can people expect from your set? There’s usually six of us that play in The Mars Patrol but our Fringe show is going to be a stripped-down, acoustic performance…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Henry Rollins interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Henry Rollins interview

He may have fronted one of the world’s most influential punk bands, but Henry Rollins still has a lot to get off his chest. The former Black Flag frontman, who now channels his angst into spoken-word performances, is returning to the Fringe with his Charmingly Obstinate tour. AAA caught up with him to find out more about his show and whether he sees himself ever making a return to music. You’ve performed at the Edinburgh…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Craig Hill Interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Craig Hill Interview

Craig Hill is back for yet another year of Fringe fun. His shows have consistently sold out over the past 16 years so, before there’s no tickets left for this year’s run, AAA decided to sit down for a chat with Scotland’s finest kilted comedian… You’re somewhat of a Fringe veteran now. How many years have you been performing at the festival? Long enough to become a baldy – can you believe it’s my 17th…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dorec-a-Belle interview

Since forming in 2011, Inverness-based indie-folk band Dorec-a-Belle have been busy touring with the likes of Squeeze and The Magic Numbers, and performing at some of the country’s biggest music festivals. This month will see the band, who are supported by Creative Scotland, play their first Edinburgh show as part of the Fringe. Ahead of their gigs at The Merchants’ Hall on Hanover Street and on the BBC Castle Stage later this month, AAA caught…

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‘Les McKeown’s greed forced me to quit Bay City Rollers’, says Woody

‘Les McKeown’s greed forced me to quit Bay City Rollers’, says Woody

It’s all gone horribly wrong in the Bay City Rollers’ camp – and not for the first time. Back in their heyday, the band split after Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood punched singer Les McKeown on stage – and now, 40 years on, the dream reunion has turned sour as well, with Wood telling The Sun that McKeown’s ‘greed’ has forced him to quit the 70s sensations for a second time. Yes, despite the fact the Bay City…

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