Alex Horne and his marvellous musicians return to the mother-cow hungrier, thirstier and a year older than in 2013, with a brand new show featuring songs, guests, tenderness and milk. 'A riotous splicing of live music and comedy' (Observer). 'This is a thought-provoking, anarchic and wildly entertaining welding of stand-up comedy and big band music' (Guardian). 'The finest way to spend a late night at the Fringe' (Independent). 'Like a maestro of musical mayhem, Horne conducts this blend of comedy, audience banter and songs with chaotic ease' (Mail on Sunday).
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Following a fourth consecutive sell-out run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Alex Horne and The Horne Section roll into Edinburgh with a brand new barnstorming show, bringing their unique mix of stand up, feel-good spectacle and jaw-dropping musicianship to the Underbelly. The Horne Section will play host to special guests from the worlds of stand-up, music and cabaret to redefine traditional musical comedy for a modern audience.
With the freedom to show off unexpected talents with a live, bespoke musical accompaniment, stars including Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies, Tim Vine, Simon Amstell, Harry Hill, Tim Minchin, Suggs and The Divine Coemdy's Neil Hannon have all joined The Horne Section to perform well-loved material, spontaneous song and previously unseen party pieces.
Stand-up comedian Alex Horne is the creator and host of The Horne Section. The band has enjoyed numerous sold-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as well as at The Soho Theatre, Lyric Theatre - Shaftesbury Avenue, The Criterion Theatre and The Hackney Empire. They have hosted three series of the successful Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4 and have hosted an episode of Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC Two). Later year they will be joining dictionary corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4).
The Horne Section are: Joe Auckland (trumpet, banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards, keytar). Further to Milk the Tenderness, Alex will also perform two solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Monsieur Butterfly at Pleasance Two from 30th July - 24th August and The Percentage Game on 12th and 19th August at the Gilded Balloon Nightclub.
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