Collegiate a cappella has become a major trend in recent years at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. When walking down the Royal Mile, you’re bound to bump into a group or two on one of the pop-up stages. All the King’s Men from King’s College London, however, have created a brilliantly fresh and unique show with
Sonically and visually well thought through, be prepared to see these men take the Fringe by storm.
All the music performed is cleverly connected by relating each song to a particular radio station, from Heart FM to BBC Radio 1. This format gives All the King’s Men freedom to perform a wide range of music, from baroque all the way up to the present day with the likes of Coldplay and Lady GaGa. This shows how Radio GaGa truly has something for everyone, whatever your musical taste is. It also gives way into creating nice fluidity between each number, thanks to Rory Hill’s and George Rolls’ humorous radio presenting.
A particular highlight includes the rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Bloodstream. Jonny Stewart’s powerful sound design creates an incredibly edgy and almost futuristic atmosphere which complements Gus Nicholson’s intricate vocal percussion and the large-scale choreography. Whilst the performance of Livin’ La Vida Loca, showcases their brilliant sense of humour and a natural ability to connect well with their audience. Also, be prepared to hear Miley Cyrus like you’ve never heard her before.
All the King’s Men’s Radio GaGa is certainly not your typical Pitch Perfect show. The song choices have been intelligently chosen to give any audience member something they can truly enjoy, with each number performed with a stellar amount of enthusiasm. Sonically and visually well thought through, be prepared to see these men take the Fringe by storm.