Plumbing the Death Star Live

Plumbing the Death Star Live

Sanspants Radio present Plumbing the Death Star Live. One of Australia's most popular pop culture podcasts will be performing for the first time at Edinburgh Fringe, in which we ask the important questions in pop culture and dissect fictional universes... 

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Ali Affleck's Sirens! Jazz Queens of the 50s

Two nights only! Rediscover the immortal jazz divas of Dinah Washington, Nina Simone and Peggy Lee. Award-winning vocalist Ali offers heartfelt homage to these self-made, trailblazing and musically vital women with her acclaimed band... 

Arturo Tappin

Arturo Tappin

Internationally renowned jazz saxophonist, Arturo Tappin, ushers in carnival fever to Edinburgh once again, taking you on a rousing musical trip around the Caribbean Islands. Arturo’s esteemed career includes having performed with Roberta Flack, Luther Vandross, Eddy Grant and Maxi Priest to name a few... 

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Tribute to the Iconic Lady Day

Two shows only! Award-winning Ali, Scotland’s 'queen of vintage jazz' (OCWeekly.com) celebrates Lady Day's career from her early days singing Tin Pan Alley songs, to her later more melancholic ballads... 

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa Scott and Co Ain't Misbehavin'

Lisa is joined by top-class musicians covering great music from a bygone day to date. This is Lisa's 14th year at the Fringe, she sings with sophistication and humour. 

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Ali Affleck's Storyville Roots of Jazz – Hot Jazz and Cool Blues

Two shows only! Award-winning jazz vocalist, washboarder and early jazz historian Ali resurrects the original outspoken blues and jazz divas who shaped today's music via their passionate, dangerous songs... 

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Cheek to Cheek – A Tribute to Irving Berlin

Heaven... you'll be in heaven... with Pam and her band: Campbell Normand on piano, Ed Kelly on double bass, David Carnegie on drums and appearances by special guest Colin Steele (see pamlawson-music... 

Improvised Improv

Improvised Improv

Australia's best improvisers are here! After great seasons at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Melbourne International Comedy and Adelaide Fringe festivals, Changing Jennifers are excited to bring you an hour of wall-to-wall laughs with their heart-stopping and hilarious improv extravaganza! Changing Jennifers perform wild and obscure stories straight from the performers' twisted minds... 

21st-Century Speakeasy

21st-Century Speakeasy

‘The first time I heard Andrea Carlson, I was in love!’ (Charlie Silvestri, UpCloseAndAcoustic.com). Dare to be transported to another time and place. Andrea leads her Love Police jazz band with sassy, sultry, silken vocals, witty lyrics and enchanting melodies to a 21st-century speakeasy world and the golden age of jazz! An award-winning Memphis, Tennessee-born, songwriter/singer/guitarist, Andrea blends musical adventure, intrigue and the sensitive wonders of the human heart... 

The Best of Billie Holiday

The Best of Billie Holiday

Acclaimed Scottish jazz singer Mary May and her top-drawer musicians are back with their Billie Holiday show after selling out their last three years at the Fringe. 'You're a fool to miss it' (Jim Brooks)... 

Elvis Presley All Shook Up

Elvis Presley All Shook Up

Take well-known Elvis songs, some less known, mix in a boy from Tupelo's story, add a quartet of musicians and gently shake, rattle and roll. The result is a fan's tribute to The King taking you from the early days in Memphis, onto Vegas... 

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

The Weegies Have Stolen the One O'Clock Gun

When Edinburgh’s famous One O’Clock Gun goes missing the city is outraged. When it appears to have been stolen by Glaswegians the ancient rivalry between the two cities threatens to turn ugly... 

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Natalie Clark: Scotland's Own Returns to Home Ground!

Scottish singer/songwriter Natalie Clark returns from America for her first Edinburgh Fringe headline performance. This will be a special, intimate night of music featuring special guests... 

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Barbara Morrison in When Divas Were Divas

Remembering their lives, their way. A musical, dramatic theatrical production that focuses on the lives of Lena Horne, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Josephine Baker and Sarah Vaughan... 

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin: Don't Stop the Carnival!

Arturo Tappin returns to the Fringe bringing the Caribbean sunshine to Edinburgh through his music. His fun and spirited live performances have sold out shows the world over and always demonstrate his skill and stamina featuring saxophones, flute and bass clarinet... 

Enchanted Tales

Enchanted Tales

Journey through fairy tale lands... A newly constructed film merging classic silent film with fairy tales from the 1920s. Featuring a new score written and performed by creative musician and singer Lizabett Russo and award-winning guitarist and composer Graeme Stephen... 

Late to the Party

Late to the Party

Direct from The Brighton Fringe – an autobiographical romp through a midlife diagnosis of ADHD in the Times journalist Emma Mahony. The new knowledge makes her revisit her history and look at evidence of where impulsivity, restlessness and distractibility have made a mess of things... 

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Ali Affleck's Billie Holiday – A Celebration in Song

Scotland’s ‘queen of vintage blues and jazz’ (OCWeekly.com) offers an intimate homage to the legendary lady in satin. With familiar songs nestled in with Holiday’s more obscure offerings, a passionate and memorable performance awaits... 

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Preaching Divas

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Preaching Divas

Award-winning vocalist Ali – ‘stunningly expressive’ (San Diego Union-Tribune) – celebrates the powerful songs of the bold women who laid the ground for today's music. This passionate journey starts with early gospel, spirituals and the very first blues songs ever performed! ‘Ali is Scotland's bonafide queen of vintage blues, raw emotion, means every word she sings’ (OCWeekly... 

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Divine Divas

Ali Affleck's Birth of the Blues! – The Divine Divas

"Scotland’s ‘queen of Vintage Blues and Jazz’ (OCWeekly.com) resurrects the work of the vocalists who pioneered today’s music. Award-winning Ali offers up a timeline of passionate and dangerous songs with historical context... 

Judy Garland: Soundtrack to a Life

Judy Garland: Soundtrack to a Life

Judy began performing on stage before other children had started kindergarten. By 16 she was a star of vaudeville, film and radio. Her life had its own epic storyline, taking her from Minnesota to Europe via Oz with the highs and lows being played out for all to see... 

Would You Want Your Daughter to Marry a Weegie?

Would You Want Your Daughter to Marry a Weegie?

Malcolm is from respectable Morningside. Imagine his horror when his daughter announces she is marrying a ned from Glasgow, a naked rapper ned, from a family of fearsome gangsters! What they said last year: 'an absolute gem of a show' (FringeReview... 

Cut the Chat Live

Cut the Chat Live

Cut the Chat is a forum to discuss the topics people want to talk about. The panel and audience converse with honesty and humour about issues often ignored by other talk shows. Hosted by DJ Ace, one of the UK's leading radio DJs with a daily show on BBC Radio 1xtra, Damon the Barber, whose clients include not only celebrities but also the every day heroes of the community, Femi Oyeniran, professional actor and law graduate and, finally, Little Man A comedian who has amassed a large following on and off the comedy circuit. 

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

Lillian Boutté's Mississippi Rhythm

As the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive the title New Orleans Jazz Ambassador, Lillian Boutté always showcases the music of her home city with joy, warmth and sass – leaving her audiences uplifted! Lillian is a New Orleans institution who delights audiences all the world over and has enjoyed a career performing with legendary musicians while also working tirelessly to help victims of Hurricane Katrina... 

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin: Saxman

Arturo Tappin is a world-class jazz saxophonist from Barbados who has performed with Roberta Flack and Luther Vandross. Arturo's incredible musical repertoire ranges from 1934 to 2016 and includes bebop, calypso, bossa nova, reggae, pop and jazz from all over the world... 

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers –  A Celebration in Song

Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers – A Celebration in Song

Pick Yourself Up, Slap That Bass and Let's Face the Music and Dance. Pam revives her 2011 debut sell-out show celebrating the songs from the RKO musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but this time with her four-piece band: Colin Steele on trumpet, Ed Kelly on bass, Davide Rinaldi on drums and Tom Finlay on keyboard... 

Joni & Me

Joni & Me

Singer/songwriter Joanna Eden traces the musical journey of her hero Joni Mitchell. Joanna, who mentored global superstar Sam Smith, believes that songs travel through people. 'I am so proud to have introduced Sam to Joni Mitchell's music and to the concept of telling your own truth... 

Lisa Scott

Lisa Scott

Thirteen years performing at the Fringe, Lisa sings with passion and humour, bringing a modern sound with a jazz/funk feel, covering material from Burt Bacharach, Sade, Stevie Wonder and gems from the 30s and 40s... 

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

Brian Molley Quartet at The Outhouse

The acclaimed Scottish saxophonist returns to the Fringe following international tours in the US and India. This outstanding group perform a highly original mixture of jazz and world music, crafting lyrical melodies around infectious grooves... 

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Doris Day: A Sentimental Journey

Doris has been making music from the big-band era of the 1940s to her latest album in 2011. Taking a sentimental journey through her life of highs and lows, Sally McGreevy and her band pay tribute to the woman and her sounds... 

Looking 4 Dick

Looking 4 Dick

BenT is a small and phallically-challenged man.  He has however, enjoyed considerable success in his search for dick in bars, backrooms, saunas, and supermarkets.  Good times come in all shapes and sizes and falling flat on your face leaves you ready for action... 

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara Morrison: I Wanna Be Loved

Barbara is a three-time Grammy nominated jazz and blues recording artist who has worked with an A-list of jazz greats. Dropping names like Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, Etta James, Tony Bennett, Count Basie only gives a flavour of who Barbara has performed with... 

The Good, the Bad and the Weegie

The Good, the Bad and the Weegie

Morningside Malcolm's daughter has married into a family of Glasgow gangsters. When it falls to Malcolm to be head of the criminals will he use his new power for good or for greed? Robin Cairns delivers another riotous Scottish comedy with his popular cast of characters, respectable Malcolm, the fearsome Big Urqy, his moll Leeanne and the stunningly stupid Brian – Malcolm's son-in-law... 

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Ali Affleck and the New Orleans Speakeasy Sessions – A Masterclass in Real Grassroots Jazz

Following outstanding sell-out shows in 2014 and 2015, stunningly expressive vocalist Ali is back to perform gems from early New Orleans jazz and blues with two award-winning bands: high energy quintet The Copper Cats and sultry trio Bedlam Swing... 

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

Arturo Tappin – Caribbean Clipper

As Arturo says, The Caribbean is in my music. Arturo returns to Edinburgh to bring the Caribbean to the Fringe for 2015, capturing hearts and souls with his saxophone, and Barbadian accompaniment... 

I Got Rhythm – A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

I Got Rhythm – A Tribute to George and Ira Gershwin

Come and join Pam Lawson, a Little Jazz Bird, as she performs her tribute to the amazing partnership of George and Ira Gershwin, with an hour of timeless songs such as Nice Work If You Can Get It, But Not For Me and I've Got Rhythm, along with some lesser known classics... 

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

Lillian Boutté – Crescent City Cutie

The world-class Ms Boutté returns to Edinburgh to spread the joy of New Orleans music. Lillian’s glorious voice, energy and passion performed in an intimate venue guarantees an unforgettable show! Boutté started as a session singer and actress working with the Neville Brothers, Dr John, Patti Labelle and Allen Toussaint before joining the cast of vaudeville musical One Mo’ Time for a world tour in the late 70s and early 80s... 

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

Something Cool: The Story of June Christy

If the name isn't familiar, the tunes will be. June Christy sang solo and with the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Tribute is paid by vocalist Sally McGreevy through June’s tunes from the Great American Songbook... 

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Billie Holiday – Sweetness and Sorrow: The Two Sides of Lady Day

Award-winning vocalist Ali presents a heartfelt homage to Lady Day with a selection of both rare and familiar songs. With equal measures of passion and prowess in expressing both happy and sorrowful lyrics, ‘Ali sings with the same elan and swing that is very evident in the recordings of a certain Billie Holiday... 

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

C'mon Meet the Ugly Bug Ragtime Three

Classic jazz from the 20s and 30s from the wee band with the big, big sound featuring the great Jim Douglas on banjo and guitar, (Stephane Grappelli/Henry 'Red' Allen/Earl Hines), Andy Sharkey on double bass and John Burgess (Camille O'Sullivan/Nova Scotia Jazz Band) on clarinet and saxes... 

The Jazz Crooner

The Jazz Crooner

Martin Waugh is an Edinburgh-based vocalist who has worked with some stellar names in jazz, from world class pianist Brian Kellock to Australian maestro trumpeter James Morrison. Martin will be joined by two of our finest musicians... 

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions,  New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Ali Affleck's Speakeasy Sessions, New Orleans Jazz and Blues, Moody Moonshine

Following sell-out shows in 2014, stunningly expressive award-winning vintage vocalist Ali is back to perform early New Orleans jazz and blues with a cheeky mix of renowned local musicians – high energy quintet The Copper Cats, and the sultry Bedlam Swing Trio (see band website for performers: www... 

The Comedy Cow: Prime Cut

The Comedy Cow: Prime Cut

Free Fringe comedy can be a risky prospect but it can be a risk worth taking in service of finding a night worth seeing. Comedy Cow: Prime Cut is one of those nights; quality standup at a bargain price... 

Ali Affleck with Vieux Carre and the Copper Cats

Ali Affleck with Vieux Carre and the Copper Cats

Award-winner Alison, ‘Stunningly expressive’ (Union Tribune, San Diego), with her band of master musicians presents a bright and cheery approach to the hot jazz tradition. Alongside the great American songbook, rare forgotten songs from Billie Holiday and other early jazz and blues pioneers are reworked, creating a fresh feeling to the music... 

Arturo Tappin: The Horn of Plenty

Arturo Tappin: The Horn of Plenty

Arturo Tappin has dazzled audiences at the Soho Jazz Festival, the Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Reggae Sunsplash, and headlines jazz festivals throughout the Caribbean. He has performed with the legendary Roberta Flack, Grammy winner Roy Haynes, Reggae superstar Maxi Priest, r'n'b chart topper Anita Baker, Monty Alexander, Ernest Ranglin, and South African jazz legend Hugh Masekela... 

Playtime: New Adventures in Music

Playtime: New Adventures in Music

Billing their series of gigs as Playtime, some of Edinburgh’s finest Jazzers are creating very interesting and enjoyable music in the intimate space of The Outhouse's attic.This night was billed as featuring pianist Dave Milligan, alongside Playtime instigators, sax and clarinet player, Martin Kershaw and ‘the incomparable’ Graeme Stephen on guitar... 

Anything Goes: A Tribute to Cole Porter

Anything Goes: A Tribute to Cole Porter

Pam didn't get the chance to sing all of her favourite songs last year and returns with her tribute to the genius of Cole Porter. Accompanied by keyboard, bass, drums and horn, featuring songs from such musicals as High Society, Anything Goes and Kiss Me Kate... 

Lillian Boutté: The Delta Queen

Lillian Boutté: The Delta Queen

Here she comes again! The Delta Queen. Miss Lillian Boutté by name. The Delta being where New Orleans meets the sea and from where has sprung extraordinary talent, the most engaging of which is The Delta Queen herself, Miss Lillian Boutté... 

I Heard That Song Before

I Heard That Song Before

Journey through the Great American Songbook, captivating jazz vocals with piano trio and anecdotes about songwriters. Who said what, to whom, and what's a dummy lyric? ‘An evening of great music, with an informative edge' (Jack Skelton)... 

Barbara Morrison: Dinah Washington – Queen of the Blues

Barbara Morrison: Dinah Washington – Queen of the Blues

Seven years with Ray Charles, Barbara Morrison demonstrates her full range of musicality and fun. For her 2014 Fringe show Barbara, the First Lady of feel good jazz presents Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues... 

Berlin to Broadway: The Songs of Kurt Weill

Berlin to Broadway: The Songs of Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill, a musical genius. Born Berlin,1900. Died New York, 1950. Wrote gorgeous songs like Mack the Knife and Speak Low. Bremner has been called an ‘extraordinary’ (Sun, Winnipeg) interpreter of Weill...