Edward Reid: Living the Dream One Song at a Time
Fri Nov 23 2012
Time Out says
Posted: Tue Oct 23 2012
Edward Reid made a bit of a splash last year with an appearance on 'Britain's Got Talent' in which he put nursery rhyme lyrics to pop tunes. Some Frisky & Mannish fans cried foul – they'd done the same, after all, but then others had done similarly before them. In any case, Reid got some screentime and now he's got his own show, a how-did-I-get-here? story of limited interest. He seems like a nice guy but there are few surprises in the biographical trajectory here and the musical choices tend towards clap-along fluff and cliché, from TV-theme-tune and musical-theatre medleys to 'Proud Mary' sung for no discernible reason. Reid is at his most convincing singing aspirational Disney ballads and in a number about early attempts to suppress his sexuality: 'think more of John Wayne and less of Garbo'.