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The Alleycats – Contemporary A Capella (The Alleycats)

By | Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

A capella is nothing new at the Fringe, but its always nice to hear it done well. The Alleycats present an hour of contemporary covers, taking in Rihanna, Lana del Rey, Aretha Franklin and more. The arrangements are wonderfully intricate, with lovely individual moments from every singer: a version of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes Home easily surpasses the original. There are, however, some audio issues. The less powerful lead vocalists sometimes get lost in the mish-mash, especially when taken away from the microphones by the choreography. The dancing is quite awkward some participants look like theyd rather be doing anything else. But you’re there for the songs though, and theyre first-rate. This group is fearsomely talented.

Assembly George Square, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]