Experimental Music Love

August 23, 2008

Fringe Reviews III

Filed under: Edinburgh Festival — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 1:21 am
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Even more reviews of Fringe shows, even though it’s pretty much all over now. Oh well. Go to http://edinburgh.threeweeks.co.uk/browse.asp?uid=2070271453&cnt=all for more things and stuff.

Music

The Fires of Edinburgh
Nick Keir
Edinburgh is a perfectly lovely city. You only need to climb to the top of Arthur’s Seat and gaze down upon its grand landscape to realise its beauty. But an hour of doting songs with basic chords and cringe-worthy lyrics is not a suitable way to celebrate the nation’s capital. Nick Keir would seem to be better than this gig’s worth, having a real emotion in his voice, and a guitar technique that’s solid if not unbelievably impressive. This is sullied though by awkward attempts to get an audience to join in songs they haven’t heard that lyrics where hearts are “on fire” and emotions run deep as “wishing wells”. I can hear the shudders as you read this.
Diverse Attractions, 19 – 23 Aug, 9.25pm (10.25pm), £6.00 (£4.00), fpp 150.
eml rating 2/5 (more…)

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