Fringe review - Out of the Blue
- THE HERALD:
This popular Fringe a cappella attraction's latest assault on pop music through the decades begins with a right kick up the eighties, as the Human League's Don't You Want Me undergoes a merciless lampooning, with the sort of keyboard impersonations that might usually require a few lagers to be released and some saliva-control-enabled synth drum sounds exploding in a madhouse of decent suits and changing room exuberance.
No pop star is too revered to be spared - certainly not Tom Jones - in a show that marries comically choreographed routines with bags of energy and confidence and singing that, in the case of Damien Rice's Cold Water at least, can be more harmonically inventive than a song deserves.
If their antics and doof-doof rhythms grate after a while, it's all in a good cause, with all profits going to charity.