Phil Kay and Freemoore

Article by Edward Whelan | 21 May 2009
  • Phil Kay

If you find the Fringe a bit too overwhelming, between the streets squeezed with tourists drunk on the myriad of acts, the cacophony of bagpipes and the impossibility of fitting in everything you need to see without going bankrupt, then take a breath. Here’s a chance to see two great acts at The Pleasance in a one off pre-Fringe appearance. The marvellous, effervescent comedy troubadour Phil Kay will be bringing his unusual comedy whimsy to the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, with a whirligig storytelling style that travels from daft one liners to serene patches of Scottish storytelling.

Always unpredictable, sometimes naked and never at rest on stage, Kay will be well met by the unconventional and joyful multi-instrumentalist Freemoore. Already familiar around his home base of Edinburgh playing in Orkestra Del Sol and The Ruffness, Freemoore can also be found blowing the trumpet with The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer. Never fixed in one genre, he creates 'heart rending and original' music, captivating his audience as he unfolds musical stories of loss and beauty. Catch this opportunity to have a rare night rolling with comedy 'phil-osophy' and musical inspiration before the festival crowds flood in.

The Pleasance, 22 May, 8.30pm, £10 adv., £12 on the door