His new solo show Steve Pretty’s Perfect Mixtape explores each of the songs in a mixtape created by his best friend for the occasion. He looks at the joy of the mixtape medium and how, in a world of iPods and mp3 players, this ‘artform’ has been lost.
Creating live music from an interesting array of kit ranging from a kettle to a computer motherboard, Pretty is charming and holds the audience in the palm of his hand. A few of the jokes could do with work, but his presence, charisma and musical aptitude ensure an entrenched feelgood factor.
This jumble sale of a show - much like any good mixtape - is an original delight that put a smile on my face for the rest of the day.
- Joe Plumb