ED2012 Music ED2012 Three To See ED2012 Week0 Edition

Three To See 2012: Contemporary music

By | Published on Friday 27 July 2012

Kim Edgar

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses recommends three music acts from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe.

Kim Edgar (pictured)
Burns Unit member and acclaimed Edinburgh singer-songwriter Kim Edgar offers an intimate solo performance at the grand piano. She collaborates with the likes of Chris Difford, King Creosote and Karine Polwart, and has been praised for her literate and empathetic original songs.
Kim Edgar, St Mark’s artSpace, 24 Aug, 8.00pm, fpp216. www.kimedgar.com

Roddy Woomble
If any of you are wondering why the name Roddy Woomble is familiar, let me clear it up for you: he’s the lead vocalist for Scottish indie rock band Idlewild, but he’s also a celebrated solo artist. He’ll be showing off songs from his new album, but also throwing in a few Idlewild tracks as well, so there’ll be something for old and new fans alike. Hurray.
Roddy Woomble, Acoustic Music Centre @ St Bride’s, 24 Aug, 8.30pm, fpp228. www.roddywoomble.com

Tom Thum: Beating The Habit
If you love beatboxing and all that (and we do, proof of this resides elsewhere in this issue; the children’s section, in fact) then Tom Thum – “Australia’s most prolific multi-vocalist” – is surely not one you’d want to miss. “Tom Thum appears to have swallowed an entire orchestra and several backing singers” says The Guardian. “I’d like to witness some of that”, says me.
Tom Thum – Beating The Habit, Underbelly Bristo Square, 2-27 Aug (not 8,13,20), 6.45pm, fpp235.

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