DJ Danny review - SkinnyFest 2

Takes the audience through a musical journey to cure the world of its three major problems Ð war, poverty, and James Blunt.

Article by Ally Brown | 14 Aug 2006
DJ Danny is an English teacher by night, aspiring superstar DJ by day. He bounds on stage, full of enthusiasm, ably assisted by his pal, the R.E. Teacher Mr. Walker, as they take the audience through a musical journey to cure the world of itss three major problems – war, poverty, and James Blunt. Blunt, huh, what is he good for? Absolutely nothin' – say it again, y'all. It's easy to poke fun at James Blunt, because he's shit, but it's still enjoyable when it's well done. DJ Danny is a skinny boy, a weedy white boy, who wears a retro Adidas tracksuit and knocks off sayings in his geeky, teachery, lisp, which makes a comic contrast for anyone who's ever had such a geeky teacher. DJ Danny invites lots of audience participation – but don't worry, shy boy, he won't pick on you – re-writing well-known anthems to reflect, and help, audience members' problems, with schooldays instruments handed out, and scary retro dancing to accompany. DJ Danny, is thizzling grimey, yeah?
DJ Danny - Music Therapy, Pleasance Courtyard, until August 28 (not 15), 23:00, £10.50/£9.50 (£9/£8).