Denim – World Tour

Denim were formed in 2010 by Amrou Al-Kadhi, who performs as Glamrou La Denim in the show, now they’ve made their Edinburgh Fringe debut with Denim: World Tour.

Opening with a rendition of Born This Way, the audience is then asked to believe that this is Wembley and the beginning of their arena tour, I almost wish it had been. This is not a complaint about the show but more they needed a bigger stage to properly perform, they are a fantastic drag group who’ve all got their own, Girl Band personas that they play to. The issue I had was that the venue they are in is too restrictive for them and I sometimes struggled to understand what was being said or sang due to the acoustics of the venue. The show itself is a fun loving feel good romp of pop music and sometimes more serious topics like the place of queer culture within religion. They have excellent range and they harmonise excellently together an they manage to seamlessly transition, not only between pop songs but between very different styles of music and performance. These aren’t just a cover band they make sure to put their own brand on their renditions.

The show’s main point is about acceptance and it addresses this in a feel good and fun way. Go see them before the fringe is done, you won’t regret it, but next time? GIVE THESE GIRLS A BIGGER STAGE

★★★★ and a half

Euan Tennant