fringe take 2

Last Thursday was the DM Audio annual dinner and Fringe show and this year we went Thai. We had a lovely meal washed down with various beverages at The Thai Orchid in Johnston Terrace, and then walked down the hill to the Traverse Theatre where we saw Mark Thomas’s show Cuckooed, a political comedy that hit the mark for laughs and message, and a good time was had by all.
We are once again supplying the venue PA for The Famous Spiegeltent in St Andrew Square where, along with my favourite show of last year La Clique, there is a host of wonderful performances to entertain you.  There’s the legendary ‘live and luscious’ Club Spiegel; the five-thirty Cabaret – a fast paced variety show; the talented Bevvy Sisters –  a mix of sweetness and sass, grit and glamour, heartbreak and hilarity; the brilliant Shooglenifty celebrating a new album release and joined by Kaela Rowan on vocals and guest DJ Dolphin Boy; Irish Jazz and Blues singer Mary Coughlen; Old Blind Dogs with an energetic mix of songs; One Man’s Breaking Bad – sixty episodes in 60 minutes; and much, much more. The Spiegeltent hosts its own bar and with further bars and food stalls on the sunny terrace outside there’s plenty of opportunity to relax and enjoy the atmosphere. I will of course be going to see La Clique for another fix of ‘music, comedy, acrobatics and unadulterated fun’ . Can’t wait!
We are also supplying PA for The Acoustic Music Centre at The Queen’s Hall as well as at St Bride’s, and there is a great line up of top class performers to choose from.  The beginning of August saw a performance from one of Scotland’s top singer songwriters Dougie Maclean, and Broken Records with a homecoming show to celebrate the release of their 3rd Album ‘Weights & Pulleys’. There is still lots to come with Scottish singer songwriter Rachel Sermanni (Thu 14th) who is rated as one of the most singular voices on today’s Scottish Scene; King Creosote (Fri 15th) AKA founder of Fence Records Kenny Anderson showcases songs from his latest album ‘From Scotland with Love’; Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock (Sat 16th), two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, team up for a unique late night Fringe show performing 100% unplugged; Far, Far from Ypres (Sun 17th) returns after its 2012 debut at The Queen’ Hall to mark the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of World War 1 and features some of Scotland’s most influential folk and traditional musicians; Orcadian eight-piece The Chair’s energetic performance will have you dancing in the aisles and finishing up the line-up (Mon 25th) is multiple award winning Richard Thompson – one of this country’s greatest songwriters – giving a solo performance you won’t want to miss.