Tom Tom Crew
- Mark Petrie
- 11 August 2009
This article is from 2009.
Hip hop acrobatics and human beatboxing
Australia’s Tom Tom Crew make a welcome return to the Edinburgh Fringe with their high-energy hip hop inspired show. Having been described as a 21st century circus, this show is in an incredible spectacle of young talent and infectious enthusiasm. Break dancing and back flipping are combined with acrobatics to the accompaniment of a live DJ, a human beatboxer and a drum banging MC.
Each member of the crew has a unique specialisation in one area, which gives the show a non-stop energetic structure and allows each individual talent the opportunity to shine. Amongst the skills being showcased to the baying audience are summersaults on stilts, mid air trapezium and a humorous piece of music on the obscure Omnichord that gets everyone joining in. Most impressive is the human beat boxer, who unbelievably manages to challenge himself to a hip hop vs drum & bass showdown, recreates a jazz trumpet performance and gives an ode to Michael Jackson with an unforgettable mega mix of his biggest tunes. A genuinely unique 60 minutes indeed.
Underbelly, 08445 458 252, until 31 Aug (not 18 & 25), 7pm, £12.50–16.50 (£10.50–15).