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Ronnie Golden – First A Fender (Tony De Meur)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2011

Anyone remember The Fabulous Poodles? New Wave also-rans from the late Seventies, they toured with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and even played with Chuck Berry. Now guitarist-turned-comedian Ronnie Golden is here to explain, in his first solo show, exactly how his love affair with the guitar began. Which he does. At length. ‘First A Fender’ isn’t a bad show exactly – the rock’n’roll anecdotes are worth a giggle, and his routine about country song titles is inspired – but the energy begins to sag noticeably about halfway through, and Golden never really recovers: there are only so many ways you can explain a minor chord before it starts to get tedious. One for the enthusiasts only.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 3 – 29 Aug (not 16), 4.30pm (5.30pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp144
tw rating 3/5