‘Brillant live performer’ ***** (Scotsman ). ‘The voice of an angel’ ***** (Guardian). ‘Mesmerising’ ***** (Telegraph). Winner: Edinburgh Spotlight Best Music Award. The work of such iconic artists as Joplin, Doors, Robert Johnson, Rolling Stones, Winehouse, Bunnymen, Hendrix and Nirvana interpreted by Irish multiplatinum-selling vocalist Jack Lukeman in his spellbinding show The 27 Club. Lukeman interweaves their legacy not through a veil of tears but in a rip-roaring musical life-affirming celebration. Combining Jack's own legendary Edinburgh live performance band along with interactive audio/visuals The 27 Club is a dramatic and unforgettable explosion of song. www.jacklukeman.com
Performing traditional and contemporary music celebrating the ever-narrowing divide between East and West, Zor are Edinburgh-based Hungarian gypsy fiddle virtuoso Jani Lang (Fianna, Jani Lang Band), from England and also based in Edinburgh, the genre defying flute and whistle powerhouse Tom Oakes (Auvo Quartet, Ross Couper and Tom Oakes) with Budapest-based master guitarist Kornel Varga (Fianna, Fabula Rasa) completing the trio. With traditional music from and inspired by traditions from Transylvania to Western Ireland, Zor explore the complexities of these wildly varied musical cultures through the simplicity of the fiddle, flute, guitar and voice. www.zor-com.com
Worbey and Farrell are internationally acclaimed concert pianists with a wicked sense of humour. They have played with the world's leading symphony orchestras, achieved over a million hits on YouTube, and entertained all over the globe with their barnstorming blend of sparky comedy and utterly sensational piano-playing. Their instrument can imitate the tones of a Spanish guitar, resound with their own Paganini Deviations, or pulsate with the passions of the masters of jazz. They perform everything from Rachmaninov to Coldplay. ‘Incredible’ (Eamonn Holmes, ITV's This Morning). ‘Jaw dropping talent’ (Kate Copstick, Scotsman).
Frances Cooper (soprano) and Anne Lewis (mezzo-soprano) guide you through the Elements of Etiquette, the courtesy and decorum of a bygone era, aided by Mozart, MacMillan and Bernstein, with Colin Dundas at the piano.
Edinburgh DIY folk-rock troubadour Dan Willson brings new look Withered Hand band to this special show, fresh from recording long-awaited second album. Special guest appearances from Eugene Kelly, Second Hand Marching Band and Scottish Folk Royalty! ‘Heard a Withered Hand track in the caff, then saw a boy in a WH T-shirt. Is Dan Willson taking over the world?’ (Stuart Murdoch, Belle & Sebastian). ‘Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm’ (Artist to Watch, Rolling Stone). ‘Beautifully constructed lyrical frameworks … on this banjo tinged brand of Caledonian gospel’ (Mojo Magazine).
Love a cappella? Love the Accidentals! Ten fun, feisty and fierce girls who mix the freshest songs with the fiercest beats and constant musical surprises. As the UK's best all-female a cappella group, and with the best Scottish soloists (2012) at the UK's Voice Festival, the Accidentals have appeared on national television, promoted a blockbuster film and enjoyed a massively successful debut last year **** (ThreeWeeks). Now they're back, bringing you another show bursting with energy. Prepare for everything, whether hip hop, motown or jazz, all sung with infectious enthusiasm, expert musicality and bucket loads of attitude.
A truly Scottish experience with all the fun of the Fringe! Enjoy a delicious three-course menu crafted from only the best Scottish ingredients, enjoyed with a dram of Glengoyne and accompanied by traditional ceilidh music. It’s a guid night guaranteed! The award-winning Scottish Cafe and Restaurant teams up with, Jo Girvan and her band – Shenanigans – to bring you the very best of Scotland in one fantastic evening. A traditional ceilidh dinner right at the heart of Edinburgh, overlooking to the stunning Princes Street Gardens – Look no further for a true taste of Scotland’s best!
Venue: C nova: studio 5
Breaking the boundaries of traditional and pop music, Coreyah is clearly influenced by modern pop culture, but Korean tradition is never far away. Beautiful ensemble and powerful performance! The band features four Korean traditional musical instrument players, a guitarist, and a world percussionist. The group’s eclectic composition allows them to blend a wide range of genres: pansori (a traditional Korean narrative song), pop, rock, Gypsy music from the Balkan Peninsula, South American and African music, and mix the music of the past and the present.
If there were a Ukulele Orchestra Olympics, NZ's team would be suspected of steroid abuse, with their high-octane blazing solos, outrageous outfits, batty banter and unstoppable musical mischief. Joining forces seven years ago, these freaks of the four-string have become a cult favourite, causing a mad scramble for tickets wherever they go and sending audiences into a euphoric state with their spectacular, unmissable funfest. ‘Fully unadulterated joy. Magic.’ (Under The Radar). ‘Entertainment of the highest order’ (TV3). ‘National treasures’ (TVNZ). ‘Life changing’, ‘I don't think it will be easy to recover from’ (actual human audience members).
Piano maestro and singer/songwriter Benjamin Bloom brings his flamboyant brand of over the top rock pop to the Fringe. Bloom and his band have developed their Weird and Wonderful EP into a full-on musical extravaganza and will be performing the best cuts from the show. Expect big tunes and grand musicianship as Bloom and his band take you on a journey across the galaxy and back again!