Scary Biscuits Promotions is delighted to be back at Edinburgh Fringe for 2019, with a choice selection of world class music and dance, with strong international flavours, and award winning performers, including some stunningly talented women. There are 5 music and 2 dance shows, including 3 World Premieres and a Made in Scotland presentation, at Queen’s Hall, Dance Base, New Town Theatre and one of Edinburgh’s newest (and definitely one of its quirkiest) venues, Pianodrome at The Pitt.
Slanjayvah Danza: 6 Feet 3 Shoes – 2-18 Aug – Dance Base (Venue 22) – World Premiere
A celebration of friendship across borders told through feisty, percussive flamenco, Scottish and contemporary dance, with three dancers, in colourful costumes that combine threads of Scottish tartan and Spanish frills, and two musicians on exhilarating live guitar and fiddle. Dance, storytelling and foot-stomping rhythms in traditional and contemporary forms bring to life a heart-warming story that resonates across generations and cultures.
Phil Sanger: For Only An Hour – 2-25 Aug – Dance Base (Venue 22)
Fusing dance, design, art and word to tell stories that are moving and entertaining. For Only An Hour is a defiant, celebratory pseudo-glamorous, one-man romp through childhood dreams, pop culture and queer art, danced to an eclectic soundtrack of Angela Lansbury, Delia Smith and Bette Midler.
Phamie Gow and Phriends – Wed 7 Aug - ONE NIGHT ONLY – Queen’s Hall (venue 72)
One of Scotland’s most unique musical talents, this special performance will feature Phamie Gow on piano, harp and vocals, with a classical, celtic, folk and an African jazz twist. Phamie is joined by Scotland’s Fraser Fifield and Su-a-Lee, award winning singer James Graham, and friends from Cameroon, France and Senegal, on bass, drums and electric guitar. (More guests TBA nearer the time)
Christine Bovill – Tonight You Belong to Me – 16-25 Aug – New Town Theatre (Venue 7)
World Premiere of the brand new show from the award winning, 5 star Glaswegian chanteuse who has toured the world with her celebrated PARIS and PIAF shows. A heartmelting, smoky, evocative voice combined with sultry stories and seductive songs from the Roaring 20s Jazz Age.
Soundhouse Organisation presents 3 x 5 (Three Times Five) – 16, 19 & 20 Aug – Pianodrome at the Pitt (Venue 391) – Part of Made In Scotland’s curated showcase programme
4 chances to hear 3 of Scotland’s best 5-piece acoustic bands - Moishe’s Bagel, Kinnaris Quintet and John Goldie & the High Plains - in the extraordinary setting of The Pianodrome, Edinburgh Fringe’s newest venue, with three individual concerts, and one almighty showcase of all three in one show.
Kinnaris Quintet are nominated for the Horizon Award at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (and Jenn Butterworth for Musician of the Year). They are also longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year Award (SAY Awards).
Dean Owens: A Hatful of Songs – 17 & 23 Aug – New Town Theatre (Venue 7)
Take a leap into the unknown with internationally acclaimed, award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens as he grabs his favourite Stetson, fills it with songs (from his glittering 9 (solo) album back catalogue), and lets the audience choose the set list. The unfettered enthusiasm of a rock n roller, with the sympathetic delivery of folk’s best storytellers, distilled into a unique blend of celtic Americana.
Samba Sene & Diwan – Sat 24 Aug - ONE SHOW ONLY – Pianodrome at the Pitt (Venue 391)
Diverse international collection of musicians, led by charismatic Senegalese singer Samba Sene. Exuberant fusion of funky mbalax/Afrobeat grooves, with undercurrents of ska, rock and Senegalese soul.