It’s the time of year when an array of performers from around the world descend upon the Scottish capital to delight us with song, dance, comedy and bat shit crazy shows. Yes, it’s the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.We braved the busy capital and explored the PBH’s Free Fringe. What a fucking treat we were in for.
Woodstock Taylor & Songs
First from the flyer we were intrigued as to what Woodstock Taylor was going to provide. With open minds, we embarked to Fingers Piano Bar. First impressions of Woodstock is that of a very eccentric and bubbly character. She sat at the piano and from the small statured lady came forth a wonderfully charming voice that mathed the soul. With personal songs that resonate with you and catchy piano riffs that stay with you all day, we urge anyone during the festival to give her a look in and bask in the warming and charming atmosphere that this bubbly woman creates, Head to her Facebook to find out what she is up to throughout the Fringe.
Space Cat Pasta Bake
We couldn’t hit the Fringe and not see some stand up comedy, and from the title we were intrigued. 3 comedians took to the stage at 48 Below in front of less than a dozen people, so our expections were skeptical. All of which were smashed away. Bob Munro took to the stage with his dry, dead pan comedy, rattling off joke after joke. His off kilter persona was a perfect start. Next up with the hilarious Micky Overman. Talking tales of her job as a nanny to her love for Harry Potter, we couldn’t breath with laughter. Her smiley personality shined through her whole set and we certainly embraced it. Last but certainly not least was the fantastic Ross Smith. He worked the small crowd and delivered every joke perfectly. His one on one interaction was on point and can certainly work with an eclectic audience! All 3 were very different but all fucking hilarious. A must see. Show times and venue can be found here.
Bad Girls Comedy Showcase
3 girls. 1 guy. A whole bunch of laughs. Short sets from some of the best talent the UK offers, Bad Girls Comedy Showcase left us wanting more. Gracing the stage at Whistlebinkies was Susie Steed, Sonja Doubleday, Lindsey Davies, Sam Gore and Amy Gledhill. From making audience members be sucked up by the black hole to sloths, from bodied like lasagne to tinder tribulations, it was just fuck off funny. It left us wanting more of each act and a much needed trip to the loo. The line up for each night can be found here. It’s not to be missed.
It’s safe to say we’ve only tasted a miniscule amount of the Fringe, and will be hitting it up for the rest of the month. You cannot put a price on brilliant talent.
Check out our photo gallery from our trip through to the capital here.
Martyn & Mossy out xoxo