Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Scary Biscuits is delighted to be back at Edinburgh Fringe for 2019, with an exciting programme of top quality music and dance, all from Scotland, but with strong international flavours, award winning performers, including some stunningly talented women. The first 2 shows are announced and up for sale now (see below for info and links).

I’ll be based at some of my favourite venues – The Queen’s Hall, New Town Theatre (run by The Stand Comedy Club) and Dance Base. And a very exciting, brand new, and very quirky venue… watch this space as they say!


Phamie Gow and Phriends

The Queen’s Hall
Wed 7 Aug
, 8pm (10.30pm)

One of Scotland’s most unique musical talents, this special performance will feature Phamie on piano, harp and vocals, with a classical, celtic and African jazz twist. Phamie is joined by Scotland’s Fraser Fifield and Su-a-Lee with friends from Cameroon, France and Senegal, on bass, drums and electric guitar.
A phenomenally gifted and versatile composer/performer, Phamie has played in venues around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, with Ray Davies, Philip Glass, Marisa Monte, Band of Horses, Patti’s Smith’s backing band, and many more.
More special guests will be announced nearer the time.
full of melody and surprise… Philip Glass
One of the great women composers… Classic FM
Breathtaking work, wonderfully mellifluous and captivating… The Living Tradition
Click here for tickets from Ed Fringe site
Click here to buy direct from Queen’s Hall site
Note: seating is reserved, so early booking is recommended for good seats

Christine Bovill: Tonight You Belong To Me

New Town Theatre (Grand Hall)
Fri 16- Sun 25 Aug
, 7.10pm (8.25pm)

Brand new show from the award winning, 5 star Glaswegian chanteuse who combines heartmelting vocals and a smoky, evocative voice with engrossing stories and songs from the Jazz Age.

Christine cherrypicks some of the most celebrated songs and stories from the period – the era of Prohibition, womens’ voting rights, radio, flappers, vamps, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Charlie Chaplin, Charles Lindbergh and Bessie Smith. A decade of heroes and villains; of sex scandals; literary giants and criminal low lives – all beautifully bound in the seductive rhythms of Jazz.
***** Scotsman, Herald, Times, Edinburgh Reporter, Edinburgh Guide
She is becoming the stuff of Fringe legend‘ – Broadway Baby
Spirit of the Fringe Award 2017
Booking now at Edinburgh Fringe (click for tickets)

Tonight You Belong To Me is also performing at Fringe by the Sea (North Berwick) for one night only, on Sun 4 Aug. Click here for tickets
Christine Bovill website

Dean Owens – A Hatful of Songs
New Town Theatre
Sat 17, Fri 23 Aug – 10.25pm (11pm)

Internationally acclaimed, award winning Scottish singer songwriter Dean Owens is a man of many songs, and many hats. Come and help him pick a selection of songs from his favourite stetson, from his glittering 9* album back catalogue, including his most recent 5-star Nashville-recorded release, Southern Wind. Genre crossing musician armed with a searingly soulful voice, skilfully crafted stories, banter, and earworm inducing melodies. Celtic spirit, country soul.

*plus 3 with the Felsons, and 1 “official bootleg”
a unique blend No Depression
a little bit country, a little bit rock and soul **** Mojo
Scotland’s most engaging and haunting singer songwriter Irvine Welsh
Fabulous Bob Harris


Slanjayvah Danza with a brand new show at Dance Base

SECRET VENUE and event!!
16, 19, 20 Aug

Details to follow soon