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The Harry And Chris Show 2 (Harry Baker and Chris Read)

By | Published on Sunday 27 August 2017

Harry Baker and Chris Read describe themselves as a “comedy-jazz-rap duo” and their second Edinburgh show flies by with a series of clever and uplifting songs. 2012 World Poetry Slam Champion Baker raps and jazz guitarist Read sings about pandas, turning vegetarian, and time travel, wonderfully exploiting the natural chemistry between the two of them. The ‘Robot Wars’ song lost some of the audience, but the quality of rhyming and wordplay in the others (including Baker’s freestyling) makes this a minor quibble. When many shows are about how depressing the world is at the moment, it was nice to finish on a song with a positive message, which some were still singing as they left the venue.

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