It’s more a variety show than a full-blown Horne Section extravaganza, but there is plenty of hilarious musical entertainment to be had in the company of Alex Horne and his brilliant band. That said, for me, there was probably a little too much variety and not enough Horne. Just as the Section got into their groove, they brought on another act, somewhat stifling any momentum they were building. Although Pappy’s were fine and La Gateux Chocolat magnificent, there is no doubting who the stars of this show were, and they were the ones introducing the lesser acts. Nevertheless, ‘Live At The Grand!’ was a well-polished and fun-filled evening with a fantastic host and talented group of musicians; just don’t expect quite enough Horne to sate your desires.
Pleasance Courtyard, 9-22 Aug, 11.15pm
tw rating 4/5 | [Joseph Trotter]