Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery at Fringe

Blondie tribute act Dirty Harry
Blondie tribute act Dirty Harry
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TRIBUTE acts keep the legacy of great artists - both living and dead - accessible to the masses. Here are three worth catching at this year’s Fringe.


DIRTY Harry captures the rapture of Blondie and has not only the original sound, feel, attitude and full back catalogue of the band, but a look-a-like of Debbie.

Sarah Kennedy is stunning as Harry, backed by a group of Scotland’s finest musicians.

Dirty Harry have featured in BBC’s Viva Variety, played at Party at the Palace and have supported the Bay City Rollers two years in a row.

This show will start to rock with awesome guests, UK’s only Pretenders tribute, Talk of the Town.

The Liquid Room, West Register Street, Sunday, 7pm, £15


IT’S 1956. Elvis Presley is young and beautiful. He performs his great songs, including Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Peace in the Valley, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Blue Suede Shoes, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, The Wonder of You and That’s All Right.

Oliver Harris as the young Elvis Presley is simply sensational, a big star in the making.

Frankenstein Pub, George IV Bridge, until Monday, 3.45pm, Free


ELSA Jean McTaggart launches a tribute to her all-time favourite artist.

With voice and guitar, she brings alive the essence of Eva as she relates the songs to the beautiful and yet tragic story of one of the world’s most iconic voices, a story not brought to light until two years after her untimely death at 33.

Elsa’s voice has been described as ‘smooth as velvet... sultry’ and ‘with the range of a missile’.

The Space @ Symposium Hall, tonight and Saturday, 7.50pm, £10