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Billy Sloan: Stunt Dan wins T-itle.

Byline: Billy Sloan

EMBRACE frontman 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 (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 - 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 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
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 3, 2004
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