Night Owl Shows returns to Edinburgh Fringe 2018 to take you through the life and music of 7 true legendsin its trademark ‘show-umentary’ style. Each show is led by artists in their own right portraying the music of their heroes with integrity and passion. This is spliced with a narrative and slideshow giving the audience not just the songs, but an immersive and fascinating insight into the songs and journey through the period, taken hand in hand with each legend portrayed.
Last year Night Owl Shows gained substantial attention within the unique Edinburgh arena with The Carole King Story being awarded its laurels for a full run of sell out shows, while The James Taylor Story had a number of sell outs and The Joni Mitchell Story was awarded Metro Pick Of The Day.
“We go way further than just paying tribute to these legends, these are slices of social history mixed with nostalgia and our shared love for the period and of course the artists whose stories we tell” said Night Owl Director Dan Clews, whose own music is published by none other than the late Sir George Martin. He has often been heard on Radio 2 and seen on stage at The Royal Albert Hall.
Night Owl Shows will be staging 161 shows during the 3-week festival period, combining some of the countries finest up and coming talent with the music of some of the worlds all time greats.
What The Press Have Said
On Carole King “Wow, what an experience” BBC Kent "belted out numbers such as Natural Woman with real understanding." The Irish News
On Dolly Parton “What a beautiful performance from a very talented couple. Dolly’s music comes alive in a contemporary way” Dominic King 'The Dominic King Show' BBC Radio Kent
On Johnny Cash “A brilliant interpretation of the music of the Man In Black. Jamie nails it” Dominic King 'The Dominic King Show' BBC Radio Kent
On Joni Mitchell “Brereton certainly has the range in vocals.........crystal clarity” “This young singer performed faultlessly throughout”**** Broadway Baby “a fine showcase for Charlotte’s vocal virtuosity” **** Southside Advertiser
On James Taylor “Immaculate" **** Three Weeks 2018 "Masterly" **** Broadway Baby 2018 “Will leave any folk-rock or James Taylor fans wholly satisfied” **** Broadway Baby 2017 “Beautiful Player ”Tim Minchin “Sounds just like an early James Taylor” Uncut “Too great a talent to ignore” Sir George Martin
On 007 “Phoebe takes us through the magic of these movie music giants with her skilful and always emotional command of song” Dominic King 'The Dominic King Show' BBC Radio Kent