Credit: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
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Spectacappella! All the King's Men

All the King's Men are set apart by their ingenious humour, which pops up in all their songs, from a mash up of 'King of the Swingers' and 'The Bare-necessities' to a hilarious take on 'Spider-Man'.

Venue: theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)
Pitch Perfect and Britain's Got Talent Group 'Band of Voices' have recently turned a-cappella into a popular phenomenon; in fact walking down the royal mile at midday it would be easy to think that the Fringe was not the world's biggest comedy festival, but the world's biggest a-ccappella meet up. Flyers offering perfect pitch, ingenious remixes and popular favourites are everywhere, making choosing which to see almost impossible.

All the King's Men are set apart by their ingenious humour, which pops up in all their songs, from a mash up of 'King of the Swingers' and 'The Bare-necessities' to a hilarious take on 'Spider-Man'. They don't take themselves too seriously and invite the audience to laugh at them as they prance, sway and gyrate around the stage. A mash up of 'Forget you' and 'Gold digger' is also played well for laughs. Gus Nicholson in particular is incredible at beat-boxing and despite all that's going on it's hard not to focus in on his throat as he manages to sustain an amazing rhythmic beat through out the songs. There is also a few more serious songs, with a classic ballad rendition of, 'Living on a prayer'.

These singers are stronger together, with the solo parts less impressive than when they're working together to create incredible harmonies accompanied ridiculous dances. If the solo vocals were slightly stronger this show would be faultless.



theSpace @ Symposium Hall (Venue 43)
Hill Square
Edinburgh
EH8 9DR
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