DJ Grant Stott’s hit Fringe show Tales From Behind The Mic to tour Scotland
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.
Today (Friday 27 January 2017) Grant Stott, one of Radio Forth’s longest serving DJ’s ever, is stepping 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 [see venue listings below].
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: