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The Les Clöchards – The Boys Are Back In Town (Les Clöchards)

By | Published on Thursday 22 August 2013

Opening with their unique version of “The Boys Are Back In Town”, The Les Clöchards immediately and uncompromisingly confirm their anticipated return to Edinburgh this year. The five piece, with their adopted “part-time hobo” personas, fill the room with their spin on popular songs from a reggae ‘Ace of Spades’ to a ‘Like A Virgin’ ballad. The quintet intertwine and bounce off each other, showing great musical skill and knowledge, feeding their high energy to the audience, which at the end begged for more. The show is woven with their ‘personal’ anecdotes regarding each number, adding yet more humour and personality to the already fun filled show. Hugely entertaining, quirky and clever, The Les Clöchards are a must see.

Assembly Checkpoint, until 25 Aug, 9.10pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lauren Stephen]