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Alex Black’s Record Collection (Alex Black / PBH’s Free Fringe)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2019

After a messy break-up with his long-term partner, Alex Black had to move back in with his parents, where he reconvened with his old record collection. Here, Black recreates classic rock and indie tracks with modernised satirical lyrics – some are effective, but some are just plain daft. He’s a proficient instrumentalist, but as a comedy show it’s all rather disjointed. Black darts between his comedy songs and a stand-up routine, the latter of which has very little to do with music and is more an excuse for sloppy crowd interaction. We hear muddled anecdotes about his break-up and family, but he doesn’t seem confident enough to be gracing the stage just yet.

PBH’s Free Fringe @ Bar Bados Complex, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Kieran Scott]