The Mechanisms Get Stranded In Edinburgh
by The Mechanisms
After an overly lengthy series of orbital manoeuvres, and some new and exciting technical difficulties, the Aurora finally landed in Edinburgh mostly intact. And so the Mechanisms are performing at the Edinburgh Fringe this August, every night at 5.30 at WhyNot? (Venue 327 on George Street).
(Every night except Tuesdays. We’re still operating on Alpha Centauri’s six-day-week and couldn’t persuade the Toy Soldier that there are extra days on this planet. They just switch off for 24 hours to keep the time right.)
If you’re new here and want to know more, check out the various wonders upon this site. You can find our new album on Bandcamp (the music tab above) where you can download it for a minimal sum, or buy a CD for a little more. There’s other music there as well for your aural delight. If you’d like to keep tabs on us – so you know when we’re likely to be in town, in case you want to see us again or run for the hills – “liking” our Facebook page is the best place to start.
That is all. Don’t worry about switching out the light when you leave. Aurora will see to it.
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I came to see your show on Friday night after getting a flyer from the Captain. There was no way I could miss it after that – space pirates and fairytales are like catnip to me – and I really loved it – great songs, especially the one about Sleeping Beauty.
I’ve never seen a mandolin used for such music before either – I love that instrument but only heard it in folk music or music of the Greensleeves ilk.
I think if you check the ship’s roster, you’ll find that there is no captain. Nevertheless, thank you kindly!
Caught the show at the ‘Why not?’ and was lucky enough to avoid being atomised, instead was treated to an incredible hour of fantastic songs, rich characters & moving stories. Easily the best Edinburgh had to offer! Thank you.
You’re welcome! We’re glad you enjoyed it (though Jonny has been a little put out that, in the end, we atomised nobody). Do come again!
Are The Mechanisms at Edinburgh this year ?
We are indeed! Performing Ulysses Dies At Dawn (Noir Greek Myths rather than last year’s Space Fairytales) – same time, same place . We’re also performing Once Upon A Time again on Mondays in a double bill. Hope to see you there!