Musical tributes at the Fringe

Michael Griffiths
Michael Griffiths

Take Note - with John Murray

This time next week the Edinburgh Fringe will be ready for opening weekend.

For music fans the choice offers plenty and when you add the tribute shows it becomes enormous.

Michael Griffiths follows his Madonna tribute from last year with Sweet Dreams: Songs By Annie Lennox (Assembly George Square) while Jonny Woo takes us back to 1970s NYC with a live band imagine Lou Reed in Transformer (Voodoo Rooms) and fans of Jersey Boys will love Big Girls Don’t Cry from The East Coast Boys recreating the Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons sounds in The Brunton Musselburgh.

Returning this year after a sell out 2014, Bookends are a duo recreating Simon and Garfunkel – Through The Years (theSpace @ Symposium Hall) while Dirty Harry – Ultimate Tribute to Blondie features a lookalike as well as the expected live sounds of Debbie Harry (Electric Circus).

Among the many tragic lady singers who died too young we can now imagine all the hits in around one hour.

With no chance of ever seeing The Corries now we still have The Sorries authentic tribute at the Quaker Meeting House but if you like bands to be loud and rocky join Macfloyd celebrating the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here (Brunton) or The Rising – A Tribute to Springsteen and the (seven piece) E Street Band.