Edinburgh Fringe: Tom Allen review

Edinburgh Fringe: Tom Allen review

From a very young age, comedian Tom Allen has always known he was ‘better’ than anyone else. And he is. Better than most other comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe, that is. His latest show, Tom Allen: Indeed, sees the delightfully posh comedian take on the pitfalls of suburban life including competitive neighbours, awkward house parties and the necessity to learn how to drive. Allen is chatty, charming and likeable throughout the show, meaning he has…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Niteworks interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Niteworks interview

Niteworks are Ruairidh Graham, Allan MacDonald, Christopher Nicolson and Innes Strachan. Formed on the Isle of Skye, they fuse Gaelic language and traditional music with electronic influences to create a unique and exhilarating sound. Winners of Up and Coming Artist of the Year at the 2012 Scottish Trad Awards, the band released their highly-anticipated debut album, NW, in late 2015 to an overwhelmingly positive response. Their live show has won them plenty of admirers – the…

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Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival tonight (23 Aug) with a free evening of interviews and live music at the Unbound Spiegeltent. The talk show is hosted by Olaf Furniss and his guests include veteran music journalist, Sylvia Patterson, who will be talking about her book I’m Not With The Band. Along with Honeyblood frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and Where You’re Meant To Be director/writer, Paul Fegan, she will also be take part…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Get Your Own Back: Live review

Edinburgh Fringe: Get Your Own Back: Live review

If there’s one Fringe show that’s going leave you with a smile on your face this year, it’s Get Your Own Back: Live. The show is based on the popular TV phenomenon, which aired in the Nineties and gave children the opportunity to seek revenge on their parents by putting them through a series of trying challenges before dunking them in a pool of gunge. Featuring water pistols, silly games, mindless jokes, a gunge chamber…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Dean Owens interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Dean Owens interview

Rightly hailed as one of Scotland’s finest troubadours, Dean Owens was formerly lead singer of the much-loved Americana outfit The Felsons before going on to forge a successful solo career. The Leith singer, who counts Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand among his fans, can be seen in live action at the Queen’s Hall on Wednesday, 24 August alongside The Celtabilly Allstars, singing some of his favourite songs by country music legend Hank Williams. Something of a local…

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Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Anton Stephans returns to Edinburgh for Fringe show

Following its world premiere in Edinburgh five years ago, the acclaimed Guys Sing Dolls show is returning to the Capital later this month with a star-studded cast. Featuring X Factor star Anton Stephans and West End golden boy Tim Newman, the unique show by Beyond Broadway Productions features talented male vocalists performing songs by well-known female powerhouses including Dolly Parton and Jennifer Hudson. It will be performed exclusively at The Ghillie Dhu from August 22-27…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Angus Dunican interview

Inspired by collecting stories for a eulogy, in his new Fringe show The Vanity Project Angus Dunican examines the evolution of our public selves and how our circle of friends can choose to thwart or support our attempts to try on different versions of ourselves. Charismatic and assured, Angus’s playful take on the myths we build throughout our adulthood will make you see your relationships in a new light. AAA caught up with Angus for a chat…

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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: Robin Morgan interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Robin Morgan interview

Robin Morgan, writer of Radio 4’s The News Quiz, The Now Show and Newsjack, is making his Fringe debut this year in Free Man. AAA caught up with Robin for a chat earlier this week. How has your Fringe been so far? Really lovely, thanks. I’m proud and happy with the show and have been hanging out with lovely, ace people. Tell us about the show you’re in… It’s my debut hour of stand-up. It’s…

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Edinburgh Fringe: Paul McMullan interview

Edinburgh Fringe: Paul McMullan interview

Cockney raconteur Paul McMullan brings his own brand of quick-fire comedy to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as he unveils his story of having no home, no job and two children and how these are the least of his problems. A candid and hilarious tale from this natural, charming storyteller revealing his fascinating journey from hitting rock-bottom to overcoming his struggles in this eagerly anticipated debut hour. AAA caught up with Paul for a chat. How…

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