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PREVIEW: Massaoke set to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with their biggest and most accessible gig ever

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Massaoke are known to couple epic karaoke on the big screen with killer set-lists, rock star performances, glitter cannons, and an eye-watering amount of sequins and spandex, to create shows that have previously been described as “Not to be missed”.

However, the band members are aware that some people are indeed missing out on their shows because of a lack of accessibility at venues.

Determined to tackle this issue and put their ‘music for the masses’ mantra into action, Massaoke have just announced they will be putting on a special seated matinee show at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange this August, so that people of all ages and abilities can see them in action.

They will also be providing complimentary tickets to carers to ensure no one misses out.

The theme of the show is sure to appeal to everyone – a musicals special featuring showtunes from the likes of Mamma Mia!, The Greatest Showman, Grease, Frozen, Dirty Dancing, Evita, Wicked, Les Mis, Jungle Book, We Will Rock You, The Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins and more.

Having wowed crowds at Glastonbury and Latitude, as well as Australia’s Adelaide Fringe and New York’s Rochester Fringe, Massaoke has attracted a global following, with celebrity guests including Pink Floyd bassist, Guy Pratt, and power ballad legend, Bonnie Tyler, describing their performances as quite simply ‘Fab!’.

Ethan McClean, the band’s VJ and lyrics master said: “We’ve had the time of our lives creating this show.”

“There’s so much variety, from the West End classics, to Disney, and the shameless fun of the jukebox musicals.”

Drummer Mat Morrisroe added: “Musicals are so family-friendly, and we want Massaoke to be for everybody, so we’ve taken this opportunity to create a fully accessible experience with a seated, relaxed matinee performance for all ages.”

A Massaoke Night at the Musicals will be the band’s biggest show to date, so grab a ticket, warm up your vocal cords, and get ready for the most inclusive (and theatrical!) singalong to hit Edinburgh this summer.

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