The New Wave of Live Music in Burlesque

The New Wave of Live Music in Burlesque

  Live music in burlesque is on the rise, but still an exception. C.J. Lazaretti talks to some of the artists behind the latest live-backed revues and probes the effects of recorded backing tracks beyond the obvious budget issues.   The next time someone tells you CDs...
Fringe Interview: Edward Reid

Fringe Interview: Edward Reid

Appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Edward Reid became an overnight sensation in April, 2011, storming to the semi-final of Britain’s Got Talent with an arsenal of quirky songs that mashed pop tunes with lyrics from children’s...
Interview: Vaginal Davis

Interview: Vaginal Davis

The annual Meltdown Festival at the Southbank Centre has consistently attracted the most electic of acts from around the world. Past curators including Nick Cave, David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker have persuaded long-dissipated bands to reform, given boosted relative...
The Vivisection of Variety

The Vivisection of Variety

Where is cabaret going? What makes it tick? Join the debate in Bring Me the Head of Variety Entertainment, a series of daily talks with guest vaudevillians performing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. After earning a section of their own in the Fringe programme,...
Cabaret and Beyond at C Nova

Cabaret and Beyond at C Nova

Theatre, music and comedy are taking over all seven floors of the India Buildings in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Housed in the grade-listed landmark, pop-up venue C Nova joins the ranks of the C Venues with site-specific performance, workshops, exhibitions and a cabaret...
All Eyes on the Uke Of Edinburgh

All Eyes on the Uke Of Edinburgh

Every date of Ukulele Cabaret at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe crowns a new winner of the Uke of Edinburgh Award, chosen by an audience panel of judges. Host Tricity Vogue speaks to previous winners of the prestigious accolade and finds out their stories of passion,...
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