I know what you’ve been thinking. You’ve been thinking: it’s been aaaaages since I saw Markee & Bert. You know, with the singing and the stories and saw? Yeah. So, you’ll no doubt be beside yourself to learn that over the next month we’ll be All Over The Shop (technically, just Glasgow and Edinburgh but it feels like […]Read More A Sudden Sprinkle of de Saw & Finkle
Haven’t posted here for a while about de Saw/Finkle cabaret shows, and since the Edinburgh Fringe is upon us this would seem a good time to get back into the habit. Not that we have any confirmed Fringe dates this year (yet, though watch this space), however there’s plenty happening in Glasgow. Cabapocalypsaret preview (Old Hairdressers, […]Read More Cabaret dates
Last October Markee and Bert were invited to take part in GreenerVisuals’ Creativity interview series. Alison and the crew filmed our Glasgow Cabaret performance of Israphel’s Book, and interviewed us about the show, ourselves and cabaret in general. It was rather good fun, and aside from being ample demonstration of why Bert doesn’t get to […]Read More Talking saw
When was the last time a Gary Barlow song made you laugh? Or made you cry? Or made you laugh and cry, and think at the same time. When was the last time Gary–or indeed anything that represents the mainstream chart pop industry in the last twenty years–gave you anything remotely resembling a good time? I […]Read More Too cabaret!
So, the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe has been going for a couple of weeks now. I’ve been through there quite a lot, but so far I’ve had little time to see much that I wasn’t directly involved with in a de Saw / Finkle capacity (I’ll talk more next week about how Israphel’s Book has panned out). […]Read More Interim Fringe : 1
It’s that time of year again where a young man finds himself carrying a piano up and down the old streets of Auld Reekie in search of some punters to weird out with the aid of his saw wielding sidekick. In short, the Edinburgh Fringe is nearly upon us and, as has become the custom […]Read More That old saw magic
Bit of a hiatus here, but they happen from time to time, usually when I’m too busy to blog. And such is definitely the way right now. Remember a few months ago I made a list of all the creative stuff I’ve got going on at the moment? Well most of them are competing to […]Read More Busyness and business
Okay, here’s the thing. Last month I wrote a post about crowd source funding that led very smoothly into mention of an ongoing funding for a project that is very very dear to my heart: the Glasgow Cabaret Festival. Perhaps I was a little too subtle. Perhaps most people switched off at the mention of crowd […]Read More Glasgow Cabaret Festival – Seven Great Reasons To Get Involved