Tinderbox – Fringe Show

Scotland’s most progressive orchestra take on the Pianodrome – an intimate 100 seat amphitheatre made entirely from upcycled pianos.

Every Sunday throughout August (4th, 11th, 18thand 25th) the 20-strong Tinderbox Orchestra, featuring some of Scotland’s most talented young musicians, will be joined by a rotating cast of special guests in Edinburgh’s most unique and exciting new Fringe venue, The Pianodrome. The intimate, hundred-seat amphitheatre made entirely from upcycled pianos will play host to an explosive and varied set from the Edinburgh based ensemble. From Hip Hop to Singer/Songwriters, Trad Folk to Alternative Rock, the orchestra will showcase a selection of their many collaborations and original compositions. Guests include the endlessly creative trio of violin, accordion and saxophone, S!nk; the beautiful, hypnotic and rawBrave Little Note; an award-winning eclectic ensemble from the North East of China, Dawanggang,and a very special secret guest as part of a ‘Made in Scotland’ showcase.

Taster vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDd2gBbfkoA 

What the critics said about Tinderbox:
‘A trip on a grand, ambitious and stimulating scale” **** The Scotsman 
‘Spectacular’ **** The Guardian
‘Rave culture meets last night of the Proms’ – The Herald
‘A personal favourite’ – Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
‘An orchestral revolution’ – Edinburgh Evening News

What the critics said about the collaborators:
S!nk – 
 “A trio of musical ninjas” Kate Stables,This is the Kit

Brave Little Note – “Absolutely stunning” – Alex Baker Kerrang! Radio
“Strong vocals, lovely dreamy beats” Ally McCrae

Dawanggang – “Brings together the past and present in the form of Asian folklore, sound art, Chinese opera and rock” BBC Radio 3
“One of the strangest and most oddly compelling albums of the year” **** The Guardian
German Music Critics Album of the Year Award

About Tinderbox:

Fiercely independent, Tinderbox combine core values of inclusivity and togetherness with an ambition to hit the highest levels of creativity and originality. Driven by an unshakable desire to help people grow in confidence through music, they have run workshops with thousands of children & young people, gathered an international cast of professional collaborators, produced a variety of award-winning and experimental productions, and transformed preconceptions of what an orchestra can be. 

Listing Info:

Venue: Pianodrome, 125 Pitt Street, Edinburgh EH6 4DE

Time: 5 – 6pm (1 hour)


4th August – with S!nk
11th August – with Brave Little Note 
18th August – Secret Special Guest 

25th August – with Dawanggang

Notes to the editor:  
For further information, or press assets, please contact Anna Fraser on:
Tel: 07920 425 835, Email: admin@tinderboxcollective.org.
Alternatively visit our website at www.tinderboxcollective.org
Photos & Electronic Press Kit available here

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