Five tribute acts at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Music shows paying homage to Madonna, Cat Stevens, Ray Charles and Mike Oldfield

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This article is from 2013.

Five tribute acts at the 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe

In Vogue: Songs by Madonna
Shoehorning in a Madge pun, one reviewer called Aussie singer Michael Griffiths’ cabaret ‘a borderline religious experience’.
The Boards, 8–17 Aug.

Movin’ Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience
The Texan tap star sings, dances and ‘clogs’ his way through Ray Charles’ life story.
C, 31 Jul–26 Aug.

Cat Stevens Reconstructed
Edinburgh-based New Yorker Jess Abrams pays tribute to the 1970s singer-songwriter behind ‘Father and Son’.
Jazz Bar, 6–20 Aug.

Christine Bovill’s Piaf
The little sparrow is celebrated on the 50th anniversary of Edith’s death.
Famous Spiegeltent, 2–25 Aug.

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells ‘For Two’
A pair of musicians use keyboards, guitars, glockenspiel, loop pedals and tubular bells to recreate the classic folk-rock album.
Underbelly, 31 Jul–26 Aug.

This article is from 2013.

Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells 'For Two'

  • 4 stars

Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts attempt to recreate one of the most influential albums of the 20th century, live on stage, with just four hands and four feet. Those crazy cats.

Cat Stevens Reconstructed

Jess Abrams Trio. Father and Son, How Can I Tell You, The Wind, Moonshadow (of course!)… The works of Cat Stevens reinterpreted by New York jazz vocalist Jess Abrams '…a stone delight' (Jazzwise Magazine). 'Abrams finds her own meaning in each lyric and makes it her own' (Jazz UK). Featuring 'hugely impressive…

Movin' Melvin Brown: The Ray Charles Experience

Movin' Melvin Brown (USA). Award-winning entertainer returns to Edinburgh with new soulful journey through the life of Ray Charles and contemporaries: Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke, Lloyd Price, Percy Mayfield. 'Exceptional' ****(Scotsman). 'Songs that never sounded better, even by Ray Charles's standards!' ★★★★ (List). All…

In Vogue: Songs By Madonna

Australian music theatre star Michael Griffiths is pure Madge.

Christine Bovill’s Piaf

Christine Bovill presents a night dedicated to the music of French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Booking is essential.

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