Billy Sloan: Stunt Dan wins T-itle.Byline: Billy Sloan
EMBRACE frontman front·man
1. also front man A man who serves as a nominal leader but who lacks real authority.
2. Music A leading singer with a group. Danny McNamara has vowed never to 'do a Bono' ever again.
He feared he was going to break his neck after climbing along a balcony during a sell-out gig in Scotland.
Danny has promised the group he won't repeat the performance when they headline Inverness Blue on November 6, Dundee's Fat Sam's (7), Aberdeen Music Hall (8) and Edinburgh Corn Exchange corn exchange
a building where corn is bought and sold
Noun 1. corn exchange - an exchange where grains are bought and sold
exchange - a workplace for buying and selling; open only to members (10).
The star scaled the balcony - just like Bono in the early days of U2 - when his group were at the Liquid Rooms in Edinburgh in August.
'I don't know what came over me... it was a bit of a Bono moment,' admitted Danny.
'The crowd were all looking up at me - terrified ter·ri·fy
tr.v. ter·ri·fied, ter·ri·fy·ing, ter·ri·fies
1. To fill with terror; make deeply afraid. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To menace or threaten; intimidate. - shouting: 'Don't jump, you'll kill us.'
Embrace made a pop comeback when album Out Of Nothing went straight to No.1 in the UK charts.
The first single Gravity was a top 10 hit. The band plan to follow it with Ashes, out on November 15.
Now Embrace have another - less hair-raising reason - for recalling that Liquid Rooms gig.
It's been voted Best Gig of T On The Fringe T On The Fringe, sponsored by Tennent's Lager, is a music festival which runs as part of the Edinburgh Festival.
Since 2000 T on the Fringe has played host to some of the most commercially successful artists as well as the best in alternative and emerging talent. 2004 by The Sunday Mail, promoters DF Concerts and event sponsors Tennent's Lager.
Our judging panel - organiser Dave Corbett, reader Stuart McCann and yours truly - unanimously voted Embrace the winners.
We presented them with the award last week and Stuart - who went to 14 fringe gigs - told me: 'I've never seen a crowd react like that. When Danny clambered on to the balcony where I was standing I was blown away. They were phenomenal.'
A delighted Danny said: 'We're chuffed to bits. It's fantastic.'
Fringe benefits:; Dave Corbett, left, and Billy present Embrace with the Best Gig of T on the Fringe award