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Bowjangles

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Bowjangles

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Bowjangles

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Bowjangles

Biography

Bowjangles are a multifaceted music- comedy sketch group, made up of four classically trained musicians. Quirky, sexy, hilarious and completely unique, they offer an incredible eccentric performance, like nothing you have seen before.

If you like music, song, dance and comedy, you will love this group. The multitalented four-piece not only play their instruments superbly, they leave their audience in stitches of laughter – and incredulous. Bowjangles use every style and genre of music you can imagine in energetic and hilarious stage shows which takes string quartet performance to a whole new dimension, and brings old style Music Hall Vaudeville into the 21st century.

Ezme on Cello, Bertie on Viola, and Ollie & Mitch on Violin, have been working together as Bowjangles for 10 years. The group combine virtuosic string quartet performances with classy vocals, hilarious comedy and energetic dance moves. You'd never have imagined that anyone could incorporate classical music and modern comedy quite so brilliantly.

"Superb musicians… with tuneful singing voices and a gift for physical comedy"
– Broadway Baby

 

A favourite at festivals and theatres the world over, Bowjangles have that rare appeal to all ages and walks of life.

They are a string quartet who can really play. They dance whilst they play. They sing whilst they play. They leap, tumble, juggle and joke whilst they play.

In their new show 'Excalibow', which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018, and which marks their 10-year anniversary, Bowjangles tell the somewhat ludicrous story of their journey to find the most priceless relic of all- a mysterious violin bow known as Excalibow. Their inimitable and unique style means the show is full of laughs, boundless energy, and almost every musical genre you can imagine.

"the characters are fun and fantastical, and the ever-changing mood created by the performers and their instruments is nothing short of masterful. I don’t think I’ve ever come across a more multi-talented group in all my years of reviewing.. the chemistry and personality ooze from this awesome foursome.. bags of fun, packed with personality and great for the whole family" – ★★★★Edinburgh 49

 

The show was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, selling out every single day, generating some of their best ever press reviews. The show also earned them the prestigious Mervyn Stutter's Sprit of the Fringe Award.

"An excellent, entertaining hour of multitasking music and mythology.. wholesome and fun - a perfect show" – ★★★★★Voice Mag

 

"Every element of this fast-paced, one-hour show is performed to an exceptionally high standard. The vocal and instrumental work alone is astounding, but when this is combined with seamless physical movement, precise comic timing and engaging character development, this performance becomes something very special. Excalibow is an hour of joyous Fringe fun, underpinned by admiration and amazement at the creativity displayed by this hugely talented cast." – ★★★★★Fringe Review

 

"choreography, song, comedy and a healthy dollop of self-awareness that completely alters your idea of what a string quartet can be.. The cast have an abundance of charisma and chemistry with each other that makes an hour in their company a delight.. a whimsical and hilarious adventure through music and there’s plenty to delight" – ★★★★★Broadway Baby

 

"A good string quartet is one thing, but a good string quartet that can play at the same time as managing high energy choreography, singing in harmony, and spinning a yarn is quite unique.. their family-friendly show is a unique experience not to be missed" – ★★★★Ed Fest Mag

 

"an engaging sprightliness of performance.. full of zest, action and charisma.. good clean family fun.. unfailingly entertaining for all" – ★★★★Chortle

 

Awards/Competitions

Winners - Mervyn Stutter's Sprit of the Fringe Awards - Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Currently appearing at:

  • Festivals, Corporate events and Nationwide Touring
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