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Music 2007 Archives - One4Review

Funking Cool Jazz

August 8, 2007 |

The Black Tie Band presented a programme of jazz and soul standards. They are a group of 7 young musicians aged between 16 and 20. They are by no means the polished finished product but they achieved a raw … Read More

Guy Pratt: My Bass and Other Animals

August 8, 2007 |

Why would any self-respecting teenager want to play Bass guitar? Actually Guy Pratt wanted an electric guitar but trying to use a form of reverse psychology asked for a Bass. Although the drawbacks of his Xmas present became apparent … Read More

Harlem Renaissance – The Life of Florence Mills

August 8, 2007 |

Written and performed by Jonelle Allen and Steve Josephson, the life story of Florence Mills, once described as the ‘Harlem Jazz Queen’ and affectionately known as the ‘the little blackbird’, is a gem of musical theatre. Set mainly in … Read More

Jonathan Prag Classical Guitar

August 8, 2007 |

Jonathan Prag’s appearance is a musical triumph over adversity, playing at a rearranged venue in a tent where there is a certain amount of extraneous noise. By a little bit of plugging up the quality of his musicianship is … Read More

Lion Spirit

August 8, 2007 |

This troupe of Japanese drummers may not speak much English but the performance and music speaks volumes for itself. The show is presented in 6 sections. The first Fire Crackers sounded exactly as you would imagine a display of … Read More

The Magnets – Six Mics, No Luggage

August 8, 2007 |

The Magnets return to Edinburgh proving their Attraction is still strong and their electrical charge is totally positive. Both Geoff and I enjoy acappella performances and The Magnets are one of the very best of those around. Two years … Read More

Naked Voices Extraordinary Acapella

August 8, 2007 |

After a break from the Fringe last year Naked Voices make a welcome return to the Fringe this year and I was privileged to see their opening gig in a packed out C Venue. This exceptionally talented group of … Read More

Nick Pynn – Opaque

August 8, 2007 |

Mr Nick Pynn first came to our attention whilst keeping Boothby Graffoe, comedy genius, under control and supporting him musically. I would also class Nick as a genius, in his own right, it would be difficult to surpass his … Read More

Out of the Blue

August 8, 2007 |

One of the many acappella groups that are performing at the Fringe, and more specifically at C Venues, Out of the Blue have been gracing the Edinburgh with their appearances  for a number of years now, so how come … Read More

The Oxford Gargoyles – Jazz A Capella

August 8, 2007 |

As it says in the title the Oxford Gargoyles jazz up all the acappella numbers they do, these range from classic jazzy-bluesy numbers to a fantastic rendition of the classical Flight of the Bumblebee. They are perhaps not in … Read More