With over 3000 shows at the world’s biggest arts festival, here at The ReviewsHub,we want to make the job of choosing your Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows that little bit easier. So here’s Jess Robinson answering our annual Five Fast Fringe Questions.
In one sentence tell us about your show.
My show, Jess Robinson: Impressive, features over 100 impressions, show stopping singing, loads of laughs, a bit ofmischiefand my INCREDIBLE live band.
What made you decide to bring a show this year?
This is my third year at the Edinburgh Fringe. I’ve had a wonderful time, but I’ve been dreaming of a band ever since I started performing my own shows and now finally I’ve got the chance.
Any advice you’ve heard or can give to anyone coming to the Fringe for the first time?
Bring every single type of clothing you can possibly think of and carry it all around with you at all times. You can be wearing flip flops and a sun dress one minute, and the next you’ll need full-on snow shoes andsalopettes.
What makes your show stand out from all of the others on offer? (Don’t say that it’s because you’re in it!)
Impressive features well OVER 100 impressions, 99 of which are packed into my four-minute rap sensation, ‘I got 99 voices but a bloke ain’t one’. I’m a trained singer so, as well as Nicola Sturgeon, Cheryl Cole, Kim Kardashian, Mary Berry and all my speaking impressions, I’m going to treat you to what I do best; the singing voices of today’s global pop divas, including Beyoncé, Paloma Faith and Nicki Minaj, as well as classic vintage stars, such as Judy Garland and Billie Holiday. We’ll travel via, Kate Bush and a spine-tingling Amy Winehouse and of course make the obligatory pilgrimage to Adele. I have a fabulous live band, made up of young musicians and top musical comedians. We’re going to blow your socks off. I don’t know anyone else who is delivering anything like that.
What show, other than your own, do you not want to miss?
There are a couple… I’m excited about catching Jayde Adams in her first solo hour this year, she’s fab and Stephen Bailey is so funny. I love his banter with the audience. So I can’t wait to catch him too.
Finally, the boring but essential bit…
Name of the show: Jess Robinson: Impressive!
Venue: Pleasance Courtyard
Dates: 3 – 28 August 2016 (not 15 or 22)