The Scott Walker Songbook

Music (cabaret, comedy)

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  • Frankenstein Pub - Bier Keller
  • 13:15
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Andy Davies and Kirsty Newton
  • Warnings and additional info: Buy a ticket in advance to guarantee entry or Pay What You Want at the venue. Venue Age Restriction: Strictly 18+ after 20:00
  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months

Description

Scott Walker was one of popular music's most fascinating and elusive characters. From 60s pop idol to one of the world’s most celebrated avant-garde composers, he was a huge influence on many great musicians from David Bowie to Radiohead. He came to England from the USA as a teenager and became an international pop sensation and then withdrew from it all to follow his own unique path. Singer Andy Davies and pianist Kirsty Newton bring to life this story of adoration, self-loathing, excess, beautiful ballads, unlistenable albums, success, failure and the redemption of madness.

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: Four steps into the venue and then a further 16 steep steps to the performance level. Toilet facilities are on the performance level only.
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
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Morag McDade 55 days ago

I was still reeling from the news of Scott's passing when I saw the show advertised in venues in England. I remember thinking 'How could anyone do these songs justice?' As time passed however and I then saw that The Scott Walker Songbook was coming to The Fringe, I decided to get tickets for myself and my daughter. I didn't really know what to expect and actually avoided looking at any preview videos as I wanted to go with an open mind. After all, where else would I have a chance to hear this sublime music performed live? Well.. Andy and Kirsty made me cry with their huge musical talents and wonderful rendition of their carefully selected set. Andy's vocals did more than justice to each song, (daughter Joanna whispered to me 'What an amazing voice!') while Kirsty's beautiful harmonies and piano (cum orchestra!) provided beautiful layers of sound that Scott himself would have loved. My goodness, the joy in Kirsty's face as she played! I would have loved a two hour show as an hour was just not long enough - so many more songs to be sung! There was gentle humour too and a great rapport with the audience. This show deserves a much wider audience to allow Andy and Kirsty to bring Scott Walker's astonishing back catalogue out of the shadows and into the light. They do it so well. Just can't wait for Volume 2!

Eleanor Coulson 57 days ago

This was an amazing tribute to Scott Walker.Andy and Kirsty certainly done Scott proud.I highly recommend this show and wish them both every success taking this on tour.I hope to see them back next year.

Graeme Baillie 57 days ago

Great show. Andy Davies has an outstanding voice and the ubiquitous Kirsty Newton is first rate. It's a great shame this review is too late for the Fringe but look out for the tour. We'll be seeing it again!

Gary Cummins 57 days ago

Best show of the Fringe today. When you're born in the late the 50's and have a 7 year older sister you have to have encountered Scott Walker. I'd have liked one more of The Walker Bros singles to make this show more complete but it's an enjoyable hour told, very importantly with humour and genuine affection for Scott's work. Well done and thank you Andy and Kirsty.

Graeme Wyllie 57 days ago

Totally excellent. Authentic renditions of Scotts work from a couple who are as big fans of Scott as any of the rest of us. Andy has the Scott Walker style to a tee, Kirsty is a talent on the keyboards and together they make for a most enjoyable hour. If they bring one or two more hits next year this could really take off big time.

David Brindle 58 days ago

Terrific show, close your eyes and Scott’s right there. Andy Davies is a self-confessed fan but entertainingly irreverent. Kirsty is hugely accomplished on the keyboard. Together they take on some of the great man’s most challenging work and triumph splendidly. One of my absolute highlights in three days of hard Fringing.

Sarah Trevarthen 58 days ago

A beautiful tribute to Scott Walker covering all periods from teen idol to experimental genius. Incredible vocals and beautiful accompaniments. A show that everyone, from die-hard Scott fans, to the uninitiated, will love.

Rosamund Williams 60 days ago

Absolutely brilliant. 5 stars from me. I didn't really know any Scott Walker songs (apart from The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore) but I so enjoyed this. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up many times.

Sonya Nemec 60 days ago

A really excellent show with songs from every page of the Scott Walker songbook. From teen idol through Jacques Brel to the ultimate, infamous experimental - all the periods of the great man's life are presented with true affection and just the right amount of humour, making the hour fly by and the audience wanting more. Brilliant vocals and inspired piano accompaniment. Highly recommended!

Neil Winspear 62 days ago

The Scott Walker Song Book was the finest show I’ve seen at Fringe and Kirsty's & Andy’s renditions were top notch.
Well worth a look for Walker fans and even if you’re not, I think you’ll come out of it as one.


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