Fringe Review: Alex Kealy ***

Fringe Review: Alex Kealy ***

Seating about 60, the small subterranean venue based at Cabaret Voltaire was packed for Alex Kealy’s afternoon set. Returning after good reviews following his 2017 festival show The Art of the Keal, his new show Kealy’s Heel revisits the mix of the politics and the personal that, by his own opening gambit, delivers “something for everyone and everything for no-one”. The 20-something rattled off to a good start by addressing his own pedantic ticks on…

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Live review: Callum Beattie, Cabaret Voltaire

Live review: Callum Beattie, Cabaret Voltaire

Local boy Callum Beattie is on the brink of big things, and the packed crowd at Cabaret Voltaire on Friday night were with him from first song until last. The fresh-faced singer-songwriter is no overnight success, having spent the best part of a decade honing his craft on the local music scene. In that time he’s scored support slots with the likes of KT Tunstall and James Blunt, but now, having signed a record deal…

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