DJ Grant Stott’s Hit Fringe Show Tales Behind The Mic to Tour Scotland

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Sunday January 29 2017

Grant Stott (pictured) photograph by Steven Todd – Flare Photography UK

Award-winning radio and TV presenter, voice-over artist, actor and regular panto villain Grant Stott is to take his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit show, Tales From Behind The Mic, on tour round Scotland from February to May 2017.

On Friday 27th January 2017 Grant Stott, one of Radio Forth’s longest serving DJ’s ever, stepped down from his hugely popular daytime radio show on Forth 1 - which he has hosted for the past 17 years - to take his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit solo show, Tales From Behind The Mic, on the road. 

Directed by long-time collaborators Andy Gray and Ryan Dewar and produced by The Gilded Balloon, the newly extended and re-structured production of Tales From Behind The Mic will tour to 12 venues across Scotland from Sunday 26 February to Sunday 7 May 2017.

With a beautifully crafted mix of funny, awkward and embarrassing stories, outrageous radio clips, video, offensive reactions on social media and his own cult songs, Grant Stott lifts the lid on his 27 year journey in radio, TV and panto; from the moment he left Lothian and Borders Police, pounding the beat as PC Stott 35G, to treading the boards as a King’s Theatre Panto baddie!

Grant employs his natural charisma and sharp comic timing to expertly bring to life highlights of his working life spanning three decades; that includes falling foul of his bosses for moonlighting while in the force, challenging phone-ins live on air, inappropriate song choices, from him and other DJ’s, unedited news bulletins, TV shows that he’s successfully killed off, dealing with Ofcom regulations and, of course, what it’s actually like to scare children at Christmas.

What was "Daft Davie" trying to say to his Mum on the radio? 

How did a well-known Rangers player’s name lead to Grant saying the worst possible swear word on the radio one Saturday morning? 

And how did THAT song about Fife that has become an internet sensation (over 200,000 views on YouTube don't you know) actually come about? 

All will be revealed in Grant Stott’s new 12-inch version of Tales Behind The Mic.

Following his appearances with legendary Scottish comedy actor Andy Gray in the sold out, Fringe First Winning "Kiss Me Honey, Honey!"

In 2013 and the critically acclaimed "Willie And Sebastian” in 2015; Grant Stott stepped out all on his own at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016 with his first ever one man show "Tales From Behind The Mic". 

The entire run and extra shows all sold out and the critics were pretty impressed with it too:

 

"Hugely likeable… Stott brings his material to glorious life… (one of) Scotland's most seasoned comic performers" - The Scotsman

 “Broad, cheeky, and deceptively carefully crafted, Grant Stott’s Tales from Behind the Mic, is a great success” - All Edinburgh Theatre

“Always the consummate professional in all his roles, this is a show which is slick with professionalism” - The Edinburgh Reporter

 

 

Friday 10 March

Eden Court, Bishops Rd, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket Prices: £12/£10

Box Office: 01463 234 234

https://www.eden-court.co.uk/whats-on/shows/grant-stott-s-tales-from-behind-the-mic

 

 

 

 

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