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10 June 2009


Zic Zazou presents

Brocante Sonore: The Mechanicians

by J F Hoel and the company

Nine labouring musicians turn in their overalls and get their noses down to the grindstone, pounding crazy music to the rhythmic backdrop of a ticking clock

Ziczazou showcases nine musicians, comedians and singers, playing a variety of different instruments, some traditional, some used in unconventional and imaginative ways and some of which are pure invention. Their art has taken them into the realms of traditional Beaux Arts brass band music, recycled punk, hybrid musette/funk rock, and into art involving a hodgepodge of musical objects.

The company adopted the name Ziczazou in 1987 and turned professional in 1992. They passionately pursue their core aim: to strike a balance between street art and stage- show, providing a steady, skilfully-blended stream of music, poetry and humour.

All band members hail from Amiens, in Northern France, and have performed thousands of worldwide gigs. Their performances that made the greatest impact were: La Bête dans la Ville (1988), La Fantastique Chevauchée (1994), Ze Spectacle (1995), En 1 000 morceaux

  • (1998)

    , Le Kiosque The Bandstand (2000), Brocante Sonore: The Mechanicians

  • (2004)

    and Hors les rails (2006).

‘A show that pleases everyone, and brings out the worker hiding in each of us’ Libération

C venues vibrant vivacious variety

‘A musical mystery tour both droll and dreamlike’ Télérama

press and marketing manager Kathryn Stewart general manager Heather Young director Hartley T A Kemp

until 21 July / after 4 September C venues London 5 Alexandra Mansions Chichele Road London NW2 3AS

from 22 July to 3 September C venues Edinburgh Adam House Chambers Street Edinburgh EH1 1HR

‘Brocante Sonore is first and foremost a revelation’ L’Humanité

Notes to Editors The Ziczazou D-I-Y music kit: 12mm pvc piping, saucepans, grinding machines, sanding machine, guitar, 14 mm pvc piping, wooden box, plastic barrel, Bordeaux bottles, trumpet, 7mm steel tubing, 10mm wrench, trombone, bricks, bass clarinet, plastic bottles, drilling machine, alto saxophone, metal saw, 20 mm pvc piping, melodica, 12mm wrench, jam tins, files for metal saws, mallet, 16mm wrench, bass guitar, plastic piping, hammers, accordion, toy bass, nail violin, toy piano, electric bells, sampler, brick xylophone, Burgundy bottles, cardboard barrel, hosepipe, suitcase, coffee-grinders, shallameis, ping-pong bats, beer cans, shells, whistling household gloves, baritone sax, toy balloon, frying pan, hole-punch, tuba, phonograph horn, chickpeas,

championship trophies, screwdrivers, hand-bells, trumpet violin, grater....

for more information press office tel 0845 260 1060 fax 0845 260 1061 box office 0845 260 1234

email press@Cvenues.com www.CtheFestival.com

Listings information

Venue: Dates: Time: Ticket p


C, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 16 - 31 August 2009 7.30pm (1hr) £9.50-£11.50 / concs £8.50-£10.50 / children £6.50-£8.50

Venue box office: Fringe box office:

0845 260 1234 / www.CtheFestival.com 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com

For further information, images and interview availability please contact Michel Berte at Zic Zazou on +xxxxx xxx xxx / x.xxxx@wanadoo.fr or the C venues press office on xxxx xxx xxxx / press@ Cvenues.com

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Press Release 03 July 2009

G3-The Ginge, The Geordie and The Geek - Edinburgh

Festival Fringe 2009 Written and performed by Graeme Rooney, Paul Charlton and Kevin O’Loughlin

Venue: Caves 1, Just the Tonic @ the Caves (Venue 88), 253 Cowgate Time: 4:10pm (1 hour) Dates: 6th – 30th August (except 18th)

G3’s new sketch show is jam packed with great characters, surrealism, 80's power ballads and 90's icons. And most importantly, it's always belly achingly funny!!!

In a year G3 have been picked up by The Comedy Unit at an open audition and asked to perform at the Stand Comedy Club where they ‘went down a storm!’(Comedy Unit). Now having more than 500 loyal fans on their Facebook page and endorsements by James McAvoy and Nathan Connolly they sold out shows at both the Southwark Playhouse and Tristan Bates Theatre (twice) in the run up to this years fringe.

'Fantastic! Every single sketch is funny! They're the must see sketch group!' JAMES MCAVOY

‘Absolutely hilarious! Best comedy I’ve seen! Go and see G3!’ NATHAN CONNOLLY (Snow Patrol)

Graeme Rooney has played memorable comedic characters in both Irvine Welsh’s critically acclaimed ‘Wedding Belles’ and the Award winning ‘Skins’ - appearing on the Baftas earlier this year for the latter. Recently he featured as a guest lead in the popular BBC series ‘Ashes to Ashes’. Other guest leads include ’Rebus’, ‘Taggart’, ‘Holby City’ and ‘Casualty’. He’s performed at The Globe, Royal Court, the Barbican and Dundee rep.

Paul Charlton winner of a Fringe First Award for his comedy play Love, Sex and Cider in which he also starred. He went on to write for Live Theatre Newcastle and contributed material to the Karen Dunbar series 2. He is now working with Kaye Mellor’s production company Rollem Productions developing two original comedy dramas entitled ‘Budget’ and ‘Acorn House’. As a performer screen credits include ‘Little Britain’ (BBC1), ‘Live Girls present Dog Town’ (BBC3) and Sir Richard Attenborough’s feature film ‘Closing the Ring’.

Kevin O’loughlin performed last year at the Pleasance in critically acclaimed comedy ‘By The Way’. Previously he’s played a stammering policeman in ‘Car Thieves’ by Che Walker for Birmingham Rep and has also performed at the Glasgow Comedy Festival in ‘The Write Brothers’ sketch show (part of the writing team behind BBC’s ‘Chewing the Fat’). His first appearance on screen was as Sammy in ‘River City’ but more recently he acted with Simon Pegg in the film ‘Run Fat Boy Run’ directed by David Schwimmer.

For all press enquiries and tickets please contact:

Paul Charlton:

xxxxxxxxxxx or

Box Office:

xxxx xxxxxxx



The Ginge, The Geordie & The Geek T h e c o m p a n y h a v e u s e d h o o k s a n d e n d o r s e m e n t s t h e y v e r e c e i v e d to catch journalists eyes.

  • As a small company made up of people with strong performing backgrounds,

they have included their own biographies as a hook.

  • The background to the Fringe performance is clearly laid out.



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