Electric Lit Orchestra
Tuesday 23rd August 2011, Charlotte Square Spiegeltent, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Why should the story stop when the band comes on? Writers’ Bloc presented an evening of new fiction about, and set to, music with hidden nightclubs and soul trades, celestial harmonies and ram raids.
Gavin Inglis reads Smash and Grab – to a backing track composed and produced by Gavin.
Andrew C . Ferguson reads 27 – with his own music performed by Charlotte Halton on sax, Mark Allan (of Isaac Brutal and Shock and Awe) and Andrew on guitar, and Kelly Brooks (of Tribute to Venus Carmichael) on vocals.
Bram E. Gieben reads Are Friends Electric – to a backing track composed and produced by Bram.
Stuart Wallace reads Half a One Man Band – accompanied by himself as, well, half a one man band.
Kirsti Wishart reads How We Discovered The Deep – to a backing track composed and produced by Yann Seznec, aka The Amazing Rolo.
Morag Edward reads Cello Man – accompanied by the cellist Lindsay Martindale
Andrew J Wilson reads No Exit – to music composed and performed by Charlotte Halton on sax and Kenny MacKay on guitar.
Mark Harding reads Single Laydees – doing all the singing parts himself. Not to mention the dancing.
Gavin Inglis reads Cinephile – to a backing track composed and produced by Gavin’s brother.
Andrew J. Wilson reads Helen Jackson’s Living Silver – with soloists Janine Laming and Lisa Randall plus stealth choir Norma Arthur, Maxine Beahan, Virginia Bell, Shereen Benjamin, Helen Clark, Jillian Davey, Tamsin Grainger and Patricia Keegan, singing “Living Silver” by Andrew C. Ferguson.