Rich acapella singing opens this show as Melvin Brown takes to the stage. He cuts a dashing figure in his red suit and white tap shoes and, as ever, there’s that deep rumbling laugh that peppers his stories.
Movin’ Melvin Brown continues to hold the title of grooviest renaissance man in the business.
Brown is unquestionably a Fringe legend. He’s a delightful character to spend 90 minutes with. The stories of his life are funny, poignant and fascinating, and interspersed with snippets of song by many of the Motown, doo-wop and blues greats that inspired him. This latest chapter only goes to reinforce his reputation as one of the great song and dance men in the business.
The audience hang on his every word, warmly laughing along with his rich chuckle and there’s even a chance to get up and have a dance with the man himself. A particular highlight has Brown telling us of his days in an all-male revue and, in his demonstration of what those shows were like, we get to see a lot more of him that anyone expected. Not bad for a man in his seventies.
Ending with a positive message to take away and some words on his excellent charity work, Movin’ Melvin Brown continues to hold the title of grooviest renaissance man in the business.