Aug 24 2012 Ayrshire Post (main ed)
DO YOU want to see a truly unique live show?
Then The Colour Ham come highly recommended ahead of their show at Live@Troon on Friday, August 31.
The show is performed by Colin McLeod, Kevin McMahon and Gavin Oattes who give their audience a mix of comedy sketches, magic and mind-reading – all in the space of an hour.
The trio are just back from an 11-date slot at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which went down a storm with festival-goers.
Gavin Oattes, who is originally from the town, is excited ahead of The Colour Ham’s Live@Troon show.
He said: “I am looking forward to playing in Troon. I try and get back to see my mum who still lives there as often as I can.
“It will be great to probably play in front of people I haven’t seen in a while from school.”
“I find it absolutely hilarious that we’re playing in such a random venue such as the South Beach Hotel.
“This is great though, it has a fantastic proper and real fringe feel to it and although Live@Troon hasn’t been going for years I’m delighted to appear and I hope it continues to grow and grow.”
The show features Colin as a mentalist along similar lines to the world-renowned Derren Brown, whilst Kevin performs as a magician and is currently the most booked magician in Scotland.
And as for Gavin himself he performs comedy along the lines of his heroes Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer.
He recalled:”I used to love watching Vic and Bob growing up and that’s where my very daft and silly sense of humour comes from.”
The group met a few years ago and have kept updating their show to ensure it continues to be successful.
Gavin explains: “It is getting harder and harder to do as it does involve a lot of energy. But we are just delighted at how well it’s gone.”
Their Fringe show was a roaring success with The Colour Ham’s performances earning rave reviews.
Gavin said: “When you get a good review, it does put pressure on you to deliver again but at the same time it gives us a great boost ahead of the next shows.”
However, Gavin has a warning for those planning on attending the show at the South Beach Hotel.
“The show is strictly over 18s only, and if you’re coming expecting to hear a discussion about political satire, don’t bother coming.
“The show is very daft but I’m sure everyone that comes will enjoy it.”
For more information on all the events taking place during Live@Troon visit their website at www.liveattroon.com