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MIXTAPE

Music

Venue:The Free Sisters, 139 Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1JS
Phone: 0131 622 6802
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: The Marquee
AUG 16-28 at 12:45 (60 min)
 
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Mixtape
A lunchtime musical experience by Sophie Grant

Mixtape is a 50 minute live musical compilation! Each mixtape is different, and centred around a different theme every day. These could be anything from food to Stevie Wonder to animals. Each show explores its theme through live covers of popular music, discussion and collaboration.

A cross between a live gig, a show about music and a lunchtime music club, Mixtape creates an informal and inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome. Sophie Grant is an multi-instrumentalist, guiding audiences with her "spine-tingling vocals" (The Mover) and "infectious tunes" (Tom Simkins, BBC Introducing). The show will also feature a variety of special guests, to mix it up even more! You won't want to eat your lunchtime sandwiches anywhere else.


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August 17, 2016  Broadway Baby
Review for Mixtape
This is a pleasant little show which deserves a bigger audience. Mixtape is billed as a “cross between a live gig and a lunchtime music club”, and it delivers on this well. Sophie Grant shifts between a different theme for her songs every couple of days – I got Living in the City (inspired by the Stevie Wonder track) – and she plays a range of music around said theme. Between tracks, Grant talks a little bit about each song, explaining, eloquently and earnestly, both its background and why she likes it.

Grant creates a nice lunchtime atmosphere and backs it up with a great voice.
Grant’s voice is lovely – light and soulful – and she offers stripped back covers of some great songs. The tunes range from Billy Joel, with Vienna, to Gil Scott Heron, with an excellent rendition of We Almost Lost Detroit. Each song feels appropriate to Grant’s theme and to the general mood and they wash around the small tent at The Three Sisters nicely.

The show ends with a nice touch: a cover of the aforementioned Stevie Wonder track which requires the audience to help out with makeshift “fruit-shoot shakers”. All in all, Grant creates a nice lunchtime atmosphere and backs it up with a great voice. What more could you want from a free show on a sunny day?

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