Friday, 9 July 2010

Paul Vickers and The Leg @ An Unco Site!

Paul Vickers and The Leg to play @ An Unco Site!


Saturday 7th August 11:59pm, following the zombie walk.

Paul Vickers and The Leg is a reckless amalgam of the lyrical maverick behind John Peel favourites Dawn of the Replicants and Dan Mutch's equally single-minded trio formed from the ashes of Khaya and Desc.

Paul Vickers and The Leg began working together when they were asked to contribute a track to The Art School Dance - a live DVD commemorating 100 years of Edinburgh College of Art. An album; ‘‘Tropical Favourites’ followed. Tracks from ‘Tropical Favourites’ attracted spins from Huw Stephens show on BBC Radio One, Rob Da Bank also Radio one, Vic Galloway on Radio Scotland and Marc Riley, Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe on B.B.C. 6 Music. Paul Vickers and The Leg also recorded sessions for Vic Galloway’s Radio Scotland show, Sky TV and enjoyed frequent video spins on MTV for their 'Paperboat' and 'Ballard of Bess Houdini' videos. They are currently working on ‘Itchy Grumble’ a rock opera epic.

Paul Vickers can also be seen throughout the Festival in

Twonkey's Cottage

The Laughing Horse, Edinburgh Free Fringe

Counting House, West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh

Venue 170 (38 west nicolson street) 12:10 to 13:00.

August 2010-The 5th -11th, 13th-18th, 20th-25th, 27th- 29th.

Twonkey’s Cottage is an off-centre treasure trove of tall tales, Featuring stories from across the globe and local. Tall stories to rival “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” with a demented puppet show as first realised on a night train to Liechtenstein. Paul stars in his first full-length stand up comedy show where he pushes the boat out bringing back a truly wonky catch.

“Paul vickers is badly dressed with a shedload of odd toys,he would have had his vary own sitcom in the 70s”. N.M.E.

Twonkey's cottage features adult stories of body popping livers playing fiddles, elephant chimney sweeps, and shape shifting shop lifting sausage dogs. Meet Paul and his puppets, Eerie Bill, Twonkey, Barbara Bananas and Bruntsfield Lottie. Look out for the reasonably priced warped new C.D “F**KING STORY’S” at all performances.

Paul Vickers is famous for fronting "Dawn of the Replicants" a veteran of five John Peel sessions.

"A loveable gonk/ a Da Vinci of lyrical invention”. MOJO.

In January 2009 Paul started performing stand up comedy around Edinburgh. Bizarrely he supported Mogwai taking on the role of chief red coat for the 'All Tomorrow Parties' Rockumentary movie premiere. Recently he has also been busy working on a post punk musical fairytale "Itchy Grumble” with “The Leg”, the concert version was performed at the fringe in 2009 a full theatrical version is pending. A couple of years ago S.L Records released a comedy album "Recording the Impossible” featuring Paul and his flat mate Andy Currie.

"Absurdist humour drawing on Cutler, Stanshall, Milligan and Lear, a little bizarre, but in small doses, delightful". UN-CUT.

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This event has been made possible by support from the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund for the Edinburgh Art Festival 2010, Central Station, New Media Scotland and Inspace. The Edinburgh Art Festival showcases the very best in Scottish, British and international visual art in Edinburgh during the August festivals.