What The Veck? Songs in the Key of Strife!

Music (musical comedy, comedy)

  • Accessibility:
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


What happens when a songwriter invites innocent bystanders on the streets of Edinburgh to share their darkest, most embarrassing thoughts? They end up as part of his show that same night! Hugely relatable, Tom Veck brings charm and warmth to his show, where domestic ditties mingle with stories from his peculiar past and the confessions of strangers. His foot-tapping earworms, delivered with a rhythmical flare will have you on the edge of your seat wondering What the Veck is coming next. It's songs in the key of strife!

Please note that while all media gallery content is provided by verified members of the event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society does not review or approve this content before it is posted. Reports of inappropriate content or copyright infringement can be directed to [email protected].

General venue access

  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

John Scott HiFi PiG 54 days ago

Stuffed-full of laugh-out-loud moments (but slightly fewer hyphens than this review), Tom’s songs combine surreal flights of fancy with totally relatable realism. Be in with the chance of winning (possibly) valuable prizes in the raffle. Earlier in the day complete strangers will have volunteered to tell Tom their darkest secrets so that he can turn them into a song to be played at the show, which offers a rare victimless opportunity to laugh at someone else’s expense. And who doesn’t enjoy that?

I really can’t imagine anyone not enjoying an hour in Tom’s world. Tom has been nominated in the Best Newcomer category of the Edinburgh Comedy Awards. Go see him now while he is still languishing in obscurity.

Five stars.

Barbara Gonzalez 54 days ago

Everybody needs to see this show!! Tom’s songs had me giggling and laughing out loud for their silly relatable-ness. There’s candour and warmth and the whole show is a celebration of the quirkiness of our shared humanity. And there was a random raffle thrown in too! What the veck? we loved this- go see it!

Jenny Collins 56 days ago

Hilariously silly and wonderful show (the only one in the Fringe to feature a naffle, I'm sure). Tom Veck is a kind of mix between Kurt Cobain and Harry Hill (well, ish). Hugely talented and very funny. Highly recommend!

Lily Hunter 56 days ago

Absolutely hilarious! I came with a group of friends and we all left in tears of laughter. Tom even took in one of my embarrassing stories and is turning it into a song. If there’s one comedy/music performance to see at the fringe….it’s this!

Matt Smith 56 days ago

Tom's songs had me laughing so much my sides hurt!

Each song is finely tuned and will be relatable to any audience that are lucky enough to see his show...get your naffle tickets ready! NOT TO BE MISSED!

Jon R 57 days ago

Weepingly and retchingly funny. How one person extracts such material from members of the public is beyond me, and thats before he starts on his own stories. Engaging, light-hearted, accomplished - a fabulous talent to be discovered.

Juliette Bevis 58 days ago

The most fun you will have at the Fringe! Tom's witty and insightful songs had the audience roaring with laughter. What's more, if you are lucky enough to meet Tom on the Mile with his songamathingy, he might write a song for and include it in his show. This show is an absolute gem, get a ticket, you won't regret it!

Rob Veck 58 days ago

Well, of course this will be a somewhat bias review being Tom’s dad, but he only went and wrote a song about me reluctantly sharing a pudding with “she who must be obeyed” - pretty much true as well

Paul Callaghan 58 days ago

Creative improve songs that make you cry laughing.

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Theatre, Films and Arts (4/5 stars) 39 days ago

For a fun comedy evening show, Veck offers a varied selection of entertainment and music.

Read the full review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.

Please login to add a review

Participants - for further details on our audience and published review policies, including how to add or opt out of reviews, please click here.