WOS TV: Can We Bear Edinburgh Without Barbershopera?
Date: 19 July 2011
Bad news for a cappella fans: Barbershopera, the multi award-winning musical comedy quartet that’s become a popular staple at the Edinburgh Fringe over the past four years, won’t be performing at this year’s festival.
But before you start weeping into your Frosties, check out their hysterical new video on the subject of their festival absence: “Edinburgh (Not Gonna Go)”. If you enjoyed Barbershopera’s Royal Wedding pisstake, “I Could Have Married Kate”, you’ll really love this – especially if you know anything about the Edinburgh experience...
On the inspiration for the new video number, sure to become another viral hit, songrwriter and quartet member Rob Castell said: “It’s sad not to be going (to the festival) and I suppose we wanted to somehow be a part of the Fringe without actually being there… It’s a tribute to how much the fringe can be the centre of your universe as an emerging group, but it also seems right to have some fun with how ridiculous the festival can be.”
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