This review was originally published in August 2015, but we’ve seen the 2016 run and it still holds up! Don’t miss it.
As a music-nerd like myself, you’ll be sat through Beardyman’s set for the first couple of songs trying to figure out how everything is achieved but you’ll shortly cave in, give up and just enjoy the music for what it is!
The title for the show is explanatory, Beardyman creates an album in an hour, using suggestions from the crowd for the song titles and genres. He’ll go to areas of music you didn’t no exist with song titles you’d never be able to think up, it’s certainly a journey throughout the hour.
The in-depth knowledge into all the music genres is also mind boggling. People shouting out the most abstract forms of music genres and him being able to detail to the audience exactly what they were.
Surprisingly, the show is also very comical. Beardyman does not hold back to go near touchy issues and the audience rewards him for taking this risk by going along with it.
It’s something to listen to Beardyman on Soundcloud or YouTube through your headphones or speakers, but to see him live in one of Edinburgh’s biggest venues, the Pleasance Grand, with a booming sound system should not be missed.
Beardyman: One Album Per Hour is on everyday at the Pleasance Courtyard at 21:45 until Wednesday 24th August 2016.