Bringing you some of the best acts on the UK circuit. Christian Reilly & Edinburgh Preview from Chris Washington.
Now a solo headline act all over the globe, Christian uses his improvisations, sharp wit, youthful energy, guitar skills and vocal mimicry to target histrionic rock bands, musical theatre and morose indie musicians with his charming onstage confidence machine-gunning impossibly catchy tunes with hysterical lyrical content. His solo Edinburgh Festival Show, ‘Lost In Music’ was sold out, critically acclaimed and was the winner of the 'Spirit Of The Fringe' Award.
In 1999 Christian started playing guitar and singing for the American comic polymath Rich Hall. High points included winning the Perrier Award in 2001 for "Rich Hall is Otis Lee Crenshaw", being on subsequent CD and DVD releases, seeing the world, appearing on stage with Seinfeld star Michael Richards and getting on Late Night with Conan O' Brien.
He was a regular on a BBC radio show with the Richard Herring, called That Was Then, This Is Now that was critically acclaimed
and lasted for 3 series. This led to a key role in Herring’s groundbreaking podcast, As It Occurs To Me which ran for three years and won a Chortle award for best internet comedy and appearances on Radio 2’s ‘Jammin’.
'So much biblical gusto and zest it is impossible not to be possessed by his optimistic persona' (Broadway Baby).
'If you’re a fan of Bill Bailey or Rich Hall, you’re probably a Christian Reilly fan already' (The Guardian).
'Chris began performing stand up comedy in July 2012, 14 months later he has over 200 gigs under his belt for a host of reputable promoters up and down the country and is fast becoming one of the most sought after new acts on the circuit. With a cheeky Northern charm and hilarious tales it's clear to see why Chris is flying up the comedy ladder' (www.comedycv.co.uk)
'Mark my words, he will be a big name' (Love Comedy)
'Hilarious stories' (Hull Daily Mail)
'Worth the entrance fee alone. Look out for this man!' (Otley Town Post)
'Chris has oodles of warmth and likeability, and an assurance which belies his tender years. This young man could well go all the way!' (Golf Comedy)
'Hilarious' (Yahoo Festival Review)
'... the immediately likeable Chris Washington, who uses his Northern charm along with his hilarious tales to entertain the crowds...' (Funhouse Comedy).