Amanda Palmer at Edinburgh Fringe: Review

Possibly the most ""Fringe"" act at the Festival

Review by Finbarr Bermingham | 13 Aug 2007

"It's difficult performing a residency," Amanda Palmer informs the crowd, "I hate doing the same show twice, so it's tough constantly coming up with fresh material." There's something in the performance, though, that suggests that freshness and innovation come as second nature to this half of the Dresden Dolls. Boasting one of the most powerful and impressive female voices you'll hear anywhere this Summer, Palmer treats the audience to over an hour of anger, laughter and surrealism, highlighted by a hilarious ukulele themed version of Rihanna's "Umbrella", complete with human beat box. Accompanied by a hodgepodge bunch of human statues and transgendered cabaret acts, she is possibly the most "Fringe" act at the Festival. Palmer has an impressive sounding solo album on the way and in the confines of the Spiegeltent, this could be an opportunity to catch her live show before she takes it to larger, less intimate venues.