Music to look out for at this year's Edinburgh Fringe
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Edinburgh Fringe Festival fills the Scottish city with its annual arts celebration of countless talent, with something to cater for everyone’s tastes. We’ve put together a short selection of just a few musical acts that you’ll be able to see throughout August.
Image courtesy of gazetasecret on PixabayFor the Acoustic lovers: Nick Parker, Venue 57. Harper, son of the legendary Roy Harper, is renowned for his dreamy, textured acoustic guitar riffs, and a smooth voice to compliment it. Particularly in ‘Blue Sky Dreaming’, the harmonies in the chorus and the lyrics exemplify the relaxed ‘summer evening vibe’ you’ll get from his performance. He has even been dubbed as the ‘Acoustic Hendrix!’ For the Abba/Mamma Mia lovers: Abba A Rival, Venue 112. Nothing is more uplifting than being transported back to the 1970s by Abba hits, costumes and all. This tribute act have toured all over the world – from Russia to Israel, so are sure not to disappoint with their covers. They’ll make you feel like a ‘Dancing Queen’! For the A Capella fans: Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One Get One Free, Venue 38. One of the many University A Capella choir performances at the festival this year features University of Bristol’s A Capella Society’s Academy and Pitch Fight, both of which have made themselves known – featuring in the ICCA UK finals. In their show, they come together to form an A Capella ‘Supergroup’, which is far more likely to turn into something like a ‘Riff Off’ straight out of Pitch Perfect. For the Pop and LGBT advocates: 24/7 Live, Venue 6. Le Fil, a British-Chinese Provocateur artist challenges the confines of gender, ‘he, she or it’ in this vibrant performance featuring all things ‘queer’. The soundtrack is a pop and synth lover’s paradise, heightening the drama of the electric pop show. A perfect act for those who want to truly let their hair down.
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