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Tonight’s show hosted by the effervescent Clare and peptic Jonathan, lol. By the way, tonight’s podcast is seriously in doubt due to technical difficulties (Jonathan – I’m gonna kill you!). But we’ll do our best to retrieve the podcast.
Peter Campbell-Wells – Pete’s Mental
Mentalist Peter Campbell-Wells comes to Edinburgh with the good old days of Victorian Britain, when dabbling in the occult was a respectable pursuit of the upper middle classes until TV ruined everything.
Taking the concept of occult parlour games from past to present, he presents a session of psychic-themed party games, ranging from the classics of mesmerism, through spirit communication to his own peculiar take on Psychic Charades.
Rupert has won shit-loads of awards and is thoroughly worth seeing at the Acoustic Music Centre till the 27th and listening to his songs on myspace and his website.
Rupert did a live acoustic set. But before that, in the green room, he seemed like a lovely Brit, residing in New York, after 5 years in Paris, having the time of his life … until we heard his songs … dark or what! Truly gripping lyrics with great themes and troubling witty messages. An inspirational artist.
Ben Lerman, the total twitter addict, apologised for being anti-social while he rattled the keyboards while listening to Rupert play, absorbed the back room banter, then set upon the studio with his wicked ukelele and oh-so-witty n profound n witty n dark lyrics. Check him out on YouTube and his website. Very drole.
Marga Gomez – All That Gomez
Marga Gomez joined him on the couch straight from her show at Zoo Venues. A charming, open and interested / interesting woman with an open heart and always up for fun.
As Robin Williams says, ‘Amazing … a lesbian Lenny Bruce’ As others have said, ‘A Latina Lilly Tomlin’. One of America’s first openly Queer comics seen on Comedy Central, who also appeared in Batman Forever.