Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

South London rapper Loyle Carner has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for next spring – and it includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The Bricks and More Tour will see the Mercury Prize-nominated star performing in seven cities – Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, London and Dublin. Last week, Carner released new single Ottolenghi, which features Jordan Rakei. You can listen to it below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on…

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Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

It may be 48 years since the Beatles officially split but for one night you can party with the Fab Four in Let It Be the musical. The acclaimed West End production returned to Edinburgh Playhouse last night to pay homage to one of the most influential bands in the world, the Beatles. The show follows the band’s journey from one of their early performances at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen…

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Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper is heading off on his first national solo acoustic tour this November – and he’s playing Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre on the 23 November. Draper will be performing tracks from his debut solo album Spooky Action, as well as Mansun Official classics and deep cuts – plus as yet unheard songs from his second solo album, due 2019 Wanting the shows to be an intimate affair, he is running a competition…

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Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Talk about giving the fans their money’s worth. They Might Be Giants – sans supporting cast – performed not one but two epic sets at the Queen’s Hall on Friday night as they charged through their extensive, glorious back catalogue. And still they found time to throw in a couple more during the encore – much to the crowd’s delight. Some 35-years into their career, the Brooklyn-based nerd-pop duo have somehow only ever made it…

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Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Indie icon Richard Ashcroft has announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for 2019, which includes a visit to Edinburgh. The former fromtman of The Verve, who is gearing up to release fifth solo studio album Natural Rebel, will perform at the Capital’s Usher Hall on Tuesday, 23 April. Ashcroft will also play gigs in London, Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin, among other cities. Natural Rebel will be released on 19 October. It follows Alone With…

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Interview: They Might Be Giants

Interview: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants now an unstoppable force John Flansburgh, the co-frontman for They Might Be Giants, once referred to his band as “the most stoppable force in rock music”. He was referring to TMBG’s early years as a duo – with co-conspirator John Linnell – and the fact that they had few music industry connections and little more than an abundance of creativity going for them. Now, more than 35 years since the pair…

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Preview: Shakespeare In Love UK tour comes to Edinburgh

Preview: Shakespeare In Love UK tour comes to Edinburgh

Shakespeare In Love, the critically acclaimed West End play directed by Phillip Breen, opens at King’s Theatre Edinburgh on Monday, 12 November as part of a UK wide tour this Autumn. Pierro Niel-Mee will star as Will Shakespeare with Imogen Daines as Viola, Rob Edwards as Fennyman, Geraldine Alexander as the Queen, Edmund Kingsley as Kit Marlowe, Bill Ward as Wessex, Ian Hughes as Henslowe, Giles Taylor as Tilney and De Lesseps, Edward Harrison as…

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Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

Preview: Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles, Edinburgh Playhouse

In just two weeks, fans of The Beatles will see the new Let It Be show when it comes to Edinburgh for one week only. The updated version of Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles was premiered in Cardiff last month, with audiences across the UK and Ireland seeing the brand new second part of the show for the very first time. Let It Be comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse…

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Interview: Phill Jupitus

Interview: Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus is currently touring the UK with his hugely-acclaimed Juplicity show. Ahead of his visit to the Pleasance Theatre in Edinburgh on Sunday, 4 November, the comedy giant sat down for a chat with Brian Donaldson. Is there anything Phill Jupitus hasn’t done? A DJ on BBC 6 Music, team captain on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, poet who supported Billy Bragg in the 1980s, TV and film actor, improv player, and musical star of Hairspray…

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Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

To celebrate the release of her debut album Life of the Party, US singing sensation Christina Bianco has announced five UK dates. The ‘girl of a thousand voices’ will be appearing live in October and her new show is set to wow audiences in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hastings and Manchester. Showcasing her soaring vocals and rapid-fire, spot-on impersonations, audiences can expect Christina’s greatest impressions along with new material from the album, which was crowdfunded by…

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