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Venue:The City Café, 19 Blair Street Edinburgh EH1 1QR
Phone: 0131 220 0125
Links: Click Here for venue details, Click here for map
Ticket Prices: Free  
Room: Las Vegas
AUG 2-26 at 18:45 (60 min)
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A comedy rockumentary about a band that never happened. Conor discovers his old band's 18-year-old demo and decides if giving up the pipe dream was the right thing to do – what if they didn't? What if they kept going? What if they had what it takes? What ...if?

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August 23, 2018  Bunbury Magazine
This year in at the Fringe, there have been a lot of innovative devices used upon which to hang the narrative of a show. Conor Drum’s is perhaps up there with the most innovative, presenting an hour of comedy around the demo-tape his fifteen-year-old self made with his band …If, which was found and reanalysed by his older self.

Conor brings a good amount of energy to the start of this show, urging the audience to come along with him on the journey of self-discovery and rediscovery. He has a sharp and surreal wit, able to cast sideways glances at all spectrums of social and popular consciousness – his analysis of the animals in Dublin Zoo was a particular highlight. He has a great ability to tell a story, with strong anecdotal comedy throughout.

This is a show about discovering your inner rocker and your inner self by a performer who is not afraid to show his most embarrassing moments – there are some cringe-worthy photos of his younger self he has offered up for laughs – which adds a nice layer of vulnerability to the show.

Underneath the comedy there is a strong message about always being true to yourself. If you do that, you can’t go wrong and that is exactly what Conor has done with this show. Click Here

August 22, 2018  Chortle

Everyone is embarrassed about their teenage years, except teenagers themselves. But Conor Drum has turned some of the most cringe-inducing memories of his time in a band into something valuable – the backbone of this highly entertaining hour of anecdotes.

He had been a happy-go-lucky, if mischievous, child – albeit one who managed to get kept back a year in playschool and went on to indulge in some dangerously unsupervised experiments with his best pal. But he seemed to undergo a transformation into a sullen greasy-haired, angst-ridden rocker almost overnight. Harry Enfield’s classic Kevin The Teenager sketch comes to mind.

The ravers who bullied him in his Dublin school called him Mmmbop, because they thought his long hair made him look like the band Hanson, while his parents were clearly controlling Nazis who never let him do anything. It’s SO unfair. That and his lack of success with women were the great injustices which informed his songwriting, a tortured misunderstood ‘incel’ with raging hormones.

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