FRINGE REVIEW – The Magnets, Udderbelly


8 – 30 Aug (not 16) 1725 (1825) @ Udderbelly

The Magnets started out at the Edinburgh Fringe as buskers 10 years ago.  In 2000 they were signed by EMI and ten years later they have a dedicated following in Edinburgh and far beyond.  The number of returning fans at this show was testament to this.  Their magical acapella style combining the mesmerising beat boxing skills of Andy Frost, stunning bass sounds by Fraser, together with vocals and beautiful harmonies by the remaining band members (James, Michael, Nic & Steve), have set these guys apart from the rest.  These talented musicians have performed at The Queen’s Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and also at the Royal Albert Hall; they have also toured with the likes of Tom Jones and Michael Ball.
These British guys each have their own individual style and place within the group and fully complement each other.  With this show they divulge a little about their individual backgrounds and tastes, which helps the audience warm to each of them.  They continue their A to Z theme from last year, performed impeccably by the team as they have the audience guessing.  Their unique take on a wide range of music, from Blur’s “Girls and Boys” to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” just has to be seen to be believed.  
The sounds they achieve by voice alone are mind-blowing.  These six talented men keep the audience engaged with their incredible talent, style, wit and general banter.  Incredible entertainment from start to finish!  These guys are improving year on year.  What more is there to say except a must see at this year’s fringe.  Book before it’s too late!

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