In The Pink - Ten Years in Harmony

In the Pink are a young all female 10-piece a capella group who perform variations of hit pop and hip hop.

Being almost entirely focused on pop means that the group don’t have the variation that other groups at the Fringe offer

Numbers include big cheesy hits like Oasis’ Wonderwall, Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know, and a mashup of Bonnie Tyler’s I Need a Hero and Destiny Child’s Survivor. There’s also a rendition of Ed Sheeran’s Give Me Love. The arrangements are fun, but none are unique. The choreography is uninspired and with so many strong choral and a capella groups coming to the fringe this year, In the Pink struggle to match the competition.

The group are clearly more at ease when they stick to more traditional choral singing and sometimes seem uncomfortable with the beat boxing which occasionally feels very sloppy. The focus of the group is rather strong, particularly in the cleverly constructed mashup of Timberlake’s Cry Me a River and Alex Clare’s Too Close, but they don’t manage to raise the roof and the harmonies are not quite as harmonious as they should be.

Being almost entirely focused on pop means that the group don’t have the variation that other groups at the Fringe offer and whilst the group are clearly dedicated they don’t do anything new or surprising to dazzle their audiences. If you’re a fan of cheesy pop songs you should enjoy the variations and may feel the odd urge to sing along. But if you’re one of the non-converted, In the Pink are not likely to win you over.

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The Blurb

In The Pink return for their tenth consecutive year at the Fringe to enthral Edinburgh once again with their funky pop covers and beautiful ballads, in full and stunning harmony. From Ed Sheeran to Whitney Houston, from Oasis to Justin Bieber, their inspiring arrangements and tailored choreography will keep you on the edge of your seat and grinning at their signature girl-next-door charm and feisty performance. With its characteristic blend of fun, feeling and fearless front, the show is perfect for all ages.

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