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Archie Henderson: Jazz Emu (Archie Henderson)

By | Published on Saturday 10 August 2019

In his opening number, Archie Henderson proclaims his ability to do a wide range of things to an adequate standard. In fact, it’s mostly comedy about music and that’s where this works best, using music variously as parts of set-up and punchline. There’s conviction and pleasing originality there. The rest is variously unconnected bits about anxiety, social media and, whilst there’s a jazz spirit in the way that Henderson dots about, it doesn’t always work over the course of the hour. There’s a lot to like, and a lot to admire – just not necessarily at the same time. Kind of like jazz, I guess. Useless poster quote, I know, but already better than adequate, and bound to improve.

Gilded Balloon at the Old Tolbooth Market, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bruce Blacklaw]