Media Release: DJ Grant Stott’s hit Fringe show, Tales Behind The Mic, to tour Scotland


AWARD-winning radio and TV presenter, voice-over artist, actor and regular panto villain, Grant Stott, is to take his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit show, Tales From Behind The Mic, on tour round Scotland from February to May 2017.

Today (Friday 27 January 2017) Grant Stott, one of Radio Forth’s longest-serving DJs ever, is stepping down from his hugely popular daytime radio show on Forth 1 – which he has hosted for the past 17 years – to take his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe hit solo show, Tales From Behind The Mic, on the road.

Directed by long-time collaborators, Andy Gray and Ryan Dewar, and produced by The Gilded Balloon, the newly-extended and re-structured production of Tales From Behind The Mic will tour to 12 venues across Scotland from Sunday 26 February to Sunday 7 May 2017 [see venue listings below].

With a beautifully-crafted mix of funny, awkward and embarrassing stories, outrageous radio clips, video, offensive reactions on social media and his own cult songs, Grant Stott lifts the lid on his 27-year journey in radio, TV and panto; from the moment he left Lothian and Borders Police, pounding the beat as PC Stott 35G, to treading the boards as a King’s Theatre panto baddie!

Grant employs his natural charisma and sharp comic timing to expertly bring to life highlights of his working life, spanning three decades: that includes falling foul of his bosses for moonlighting while in the Force; challenging phone-ins live on air; inappropriate song choices, from him and other DJs; unedited news bulletins; TV shows that he’s successfully killed off; dealing with Ofcom regulations; and, of course, what it’s actually like to scare children at Christmas.

What was ‘Daft Davie’ trying to say to his mum on the radio? How did a well-known Rangers player’s name lead to Grant saying possibly the worst swear word on the radio one Saturday morning? And how did THAT song about Fife that has become an internet sensation (over 200,000 views on YouTube, don’t you know?) actually come about?

All will be revealed in Grant Stott’s new 12-inch version of Tales Behind The Mic.

Following his appearances with legendary Scottish comedy actor, Andy Gray, in the sold-out, Fringe First-winning ‘Kiss Me Honey, Honey!’ in 2013 and the critically-acclaimed ‘Willie And Sebastian’ in 2015, Grant Stott stepped out all on his own at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2016 with his first-ever one-man show, ‘Tales From Behind The Mic’.

The entire run and extra shows all sold out and the critics were pretty impressed with it too:

“Hugely likeable… Stott brings his material to glorious life… (one of) Scotland’s most seasoned comic performers” – The Scotsman

“Broad, cheeky, and deceptively carefully crafted, Grant Stott’s Tales from Behind the Mic, is a great success” – All Edinburgh Theatre

“Always the consummate professional in all his roles, this is a show which is slick with professionalism” – The Edinburgh Reporter

Media contact:

Paddy Cuthbert | Littlehouse Media | E:  / M: 07913 951717

For show information:

For downloadable images go to: -

Please credit Steven Todd – Flare Photography UK

Grant Stott info and social media links:


Twitter: @GrantStottOnAir  –


2017 Tour Venue Listings Information (subject to change):

Duration: 45 mins – Interval – 45 mins (subject to change)

14 + / PG  – Strong language / adult content

Sunday 26 February

Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Rd, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket Prices: £14/£12

Box Office: 0141 557 4956

Friday 10 March

Eden Court, Bishops Rd, Inverness, IV3 5SA

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket Prices: £12/£10

Box Office: 01463 234 234

Saturday 11 March

The Byre Theatre, Abbey St, St Andrews, KY16 9LA

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket Prices: £15/£12.50

Box Office: 01334 475 000

Friday 24 March

Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston, EH54 6AE

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket Prices: £18/£16

Box Office: 01506 777 666

Saturday 25 March

Macphail Centre, Mill Street, Ullapool, IV26 2UN

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket Prices: £12/£10

Box Office: 0185 461 3336

Saturday 01 April

The Gardyne Theatre, Gardyne Rd, Dundee, DD5 1NY

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket Prices: £13.50  (12 + £1.50 booking fee)

Box Office: 01382 434 940

Friday 07 April

Falkirk Town Hall, Westbridge Street, Falkirk, FK1 5RS

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket Prices: £14/£12

Box Office: 01324 506 850

Saturday 15 April (part of That’s Fife Festival)

Adam Smith Theatre, Bennochy Rd, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket Prices: £15/£12.50

Box Office: 01592 583 302

Saturday 22 April

The Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, EH21 6AA

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket prices: £15/£13

Box office: 0131 665 2240

Friday 28 April

Carnegie Hall, East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JA

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket prices: £15/£12.50 (+ £1.00 ticket fee)

Box office: 01383 602 302

Saturday 29 April

Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

Performance start time – 20.00

Ticket prices: £14/£12

Box office: 01786 274 4000

Sunday 07 May

Kings Theatre, 2 Leven St, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ

Performance start time – 19.30

Ticket prices: £17.50 /£15.50

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Picture credit: Steven Todd – Flare Photography UK


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