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Three To See 2011: A cappella acts

By | Published on Sunday 31 July 2011

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses delves into Fringe 2011’s eclectic music programme and selects three a cappella acts to check out.

Pink Noise by FORK
This lot claim that theirs is a show which ‘reinvents a cappella’, and boast of their groundbreaking sounds, comic talent, and sell out shows in Scandinavia. Their supreme confidence might be slightly off-putting if I weren’t swayed by the whiteness of their pristine suits.
Assembly George Square, 3 – 28 Aug, 6.05pm (7.15pm), £11.00 – £15.00, fpp216.

The Oxford Gargoyles: Jazz A Cappella
Undergraduate a cappella group Oxford Gargoyles first came to Edinburgh in around 2006, if I remember correctly, and got a glowing review from one of our writers, and I suspect they got glowing reviews from lots of other people too. Almost definitely a safe bet if you’re an a capella fan.
C, 14 – 28 Aug, 2.15pm (3.05pm), £5.50 – £11.50, fpp215.

Beardyman Unshaved
Well, this is in fact a capella, even if it’s not what you might necessarily think of as a capella (I have to say that the image that always springs to my mind is an equal number of men and women, all dressed in black and white). Champion beatboxer Beardyman, aka Darren Foreman (actually, I think he might be the also- tipped Jay Foreman’s brother), is doing a couple of nights at Assembly Hall. Don’t be put off by his scary publicity shot.
Assembly Hall, 23 – 24 Aug, 11.59pm (12.49am), £15.00, fpp195.