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The Hope Gene with John Anaya

thehopegeneGuitar Slinger John Anaya produces, writes and engineers, but, mostly plays guitar and sings.  His weapon of choice? Both acoustic and electric axe.  He has regular gigs in San Francisco with his band, Face the Giant, he also works with legendary accordion player Glenn Hartman, who he is working on a new acoustic world music act with, and which will also feature Richard Moore on violin.

He has previously played at the Fringe with Glenn Hartman in Inauthentico.

John is also a founding member and the musical director behind  two other award winning shows at the Fringe, “The I Hate Children Children’s Show” and “Devil In The Deck” with magician Paul Nathan.

This year at the Fringe, as a part of PBH Free Fringe, John is opening his own show; The Hope Gene written and directed by Richard Ciccarone of Funny But Mean fame. http://www.johnanayamusic.com/thehopegene.html

This is a hilarious look at California, multi-culturalism and Human Stupidty, all set to music!!

You can also find John performing at his favourite haunts all month;  Captains Bar, Bannermans, Blind Poet, Wolf Sessions, Edinburgh Fringe Street Performers, The Pear Tree Stage, The Cow Shed and of course, The Royal Oak!

We will be catching him on some of his jaunts, so will review his new show here later this month.

Here is where you can catch John this month:

August 2nd to the 25th (2014)

PBH Free Fringe –  The Hope Gene showing every day at 16:40 at venue: Lola Lo’s

On Aug 6th, he will be at Lebowskis with Richard Moore from 21:00 to midnight

On Aug 7th, he will be at The Cowshed – Solo at 22:00

On Aug 8th  he will be at the Captains Bar with Pockets and Martin from 21:00 to midnight

On Aug 13th he will be at Lebowskis with Richard Moore from 21:00 to midnight

On Aug 15th  he will be at the Captains Bar with Pockets and Martin from 21:00 to midnight

On Aug 16th he will be doing Wolf Sessions at 23:20

On Aug 20th he will be at Lebowskis with Richard Moore from 21:00 to midnight

On Aug 22nd he will be at the Pear Tree doing a Solo gig at 18:00

And on Aug 23rd he will be doing Wolf Sessions at 23:20

JOHN ANAYA Music.com

By Rosdaughr

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Edinburgh Fringe: Devil in the Deck! ★★★★★

Venue    The ZooEvent Website    www.devilinthedeck.com

Date    9-15 August
Time    22:50
Duration    1 hour
Suitability    12+

Book tickets here



“Acclaimed magician Paul Nathan’s outrageous tales of Love, Magic, and Adventure. Accompanied by John Anaya’s stylish and moving music, “Devil” is an elegant blend of  stories, music, and enthralling close-up magic.”

Ever get the feeling you’ve been ‘Swindled’?

Enter Jack Swindle, con man, card shark, Southern gentleman, lover and cursed from an early age by a gypsy fortune teller.
Share an engaging evening with Swindle (played by the mesmerising Paul Nathan and  accompanied by irresistible guitar slinging bad boy, John Anaya) and get lost in a magical  adventure.

Jack spends his days and nights as a card shark playing unsuspecting marks and cheating death in an attempt to break a dreaded gypsy curse.  Nathan mesmerises the audience while he spins a tale of love, larks and losses, living up to every fascinating minute with this most savoury of shows.

Devilish Paul Nathan will thrill you with his sleight of hand and his remarkable card tricks. Anaya, his rascally side kick, draws you in with his guitar pickins and gravelly boom bassin’ voice all the way down to dem der bones.  Together they are an extraordinary team and this show is well worth your time.

For more of John Anaya’s music; check out Cabaret Politico: http://cabaretpolitico.com/

Be sure to catch Devil in the Deck at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. If you do not get a chance this year to catch them, look out for them next year.

This is NOT to be missed!

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