We’re past the halfway point of the Edinburgh Fringe already, and to say that our amazing Bugle Boys are NAILING IT would be an understatement! The past two weeks have been crazy busy, with our queens taking the BBC by storm, hitting Radio Forth’s drivetime show, playing Best of the Fest (twice!), guesting at the New Town Cabaret and Brewhemia, plus performing at the Virgin Money Lounge for Fringe donors and at The Greatest Showman Sing-along. 

Yes! Our favourite Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, Michelle Shocked – the Godmother of Americana – is bringing her unique blend of indie, folk, blues, and politics to the UK, kicking off her Mercury Rising Tour at Brasserie Zédel’s legendary Crazy Coqs in London, as part of their Live at Zédel programme this coming February. Known as the ‘Mercury Trilogy’ (due to being released by Mercury Records), Short Sharp Shocked, Captain Swing, and Arkansas Traveler are arguably Michelle Shocked’s most enduring works.

We’re beyond excited as our first ever Edinburgh Fringe programme just arrived from the printers! Starring Courtney Act: The Girl from Oz; Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch; Joe’s NYC Bar; Hans: Mein Camp; Michael Griffiths’ Sweet Dreams; Carla Lippis: Cast A Dark Shadow; Danny Condon’s Songs from the Black Sheep; Peter Michael Marino’s Show Up; Mindy Raf: Keeping My Kidneys; Romy Nordlinger’s Places; Tomas Ford: Crap Music Rave Party/Craptacular; Modern Robot’s Alive: Music for Night of the Living Dead; and Michelle Shocked: Truth vs Reality.

If you’ve had the audio-visually orgasmic pleasure of catching a Carla Lippis gig in the past, then you know audiences are in for an epic treat when she premieres her new show, Cast A Dark Shadow, in London later this month. In the lead-up to her full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August, Carla and her band are performing two exclusive previews at Crazy Coq’s Live @ Zédel in Soho, and we can’t wait to wrap our ears around her silky smooth and scary powerful retro-electric sound!

Looking for hot Fringe tips for this August? The full Civil Disobedience programme of shows for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe is now on sale, including Courtney Act, Michelle Shocked, Roddy Bottum’s Sasquatch, Hans, Carla Lippis, Mindy Raf, PLACES, Tomas Ford, ALIVE: Music for Night of the Living Dead, and many more.

Roddy Bottum (film composer and founding member of rock group Faith No More) is debuting a new, experimental work, Sasquatch, The Opera, at the Edinburgh Fringe this year. Produced by Civil Disobedience, it will be playing a full run at Summerhall this August and we’re currently casting for musicians and chorus members.