I have seen many fabulous shows this year, but one show stood out for me above all the others – Oompah Brass, The A to Z of Oompah. My pink highlighter sought out the listing as soon as I had the programme in my hands and I caught Oompah Brass the first weekend.
I fell in love with the concept of Oompah Brass last year during their Fringe debut and they had fine-tuned their show to perfection for 2010.
The eclectic range of tunes played and comedic introductions in between led to my favourite hour of the Fringe due to their amazing stage energy and contagious sense of fun. All of the members of Oompah Brass are extremely talented musicians, but their take on modern-music numbers whilst dressed in lederhosen has to be seen to be believed.
Songs they played ranged from: soul and heavy metal music to classical and love themes – all played at warp-speed in a brass band style. I have no hesitation to award Oompah Brass my Best of the Fringe Award 2010. You can check out their website here.