Stewart D'Arrietta and His Band Present the World Premiere of BELLY OF A DRUNKEN PIANO
After My Leonard Cohen, the sold out smash hit of the 2017 Adelaide Fringe, multi-award winning performer, composer and artistic director Stewart D'Arrietta returns to Adelaide with the world premiere of his latest work, 'Belly Of A Drunken Piano'.
Lennon Through A Glass Onion, a show he co-created and performs with actor John Waters, is one of the longest running, most successful shows in Australia.
This time around he turns his hand to some grittier 'down and dirty' material, from some of the most enigmatic, intelligent and influential songwriters of our time. He has created an underworld in the belly of his piano. He traces the meandering path of every staggering drunk, and every tragic romance; lives lived away from the light of day.
Dynamic delivery, bursting with emotion, in D'Arrietta's signature raw vocal style.
'I'm excited to play Tom Waits music at this year's Adelaide Fringe' says D'Arrietta.
'I did a Tom Waits show for 5 years in New York, until Tom Waits closed me down with a 'cease and desist order'. In this show I perform not only Tom Waits songs but also Randy Newman, Ian Dury, Charles Bukowski and others.'
Stewart D'Arrietta is a prolific composer, highly regarded musical director, performer and producer. His show, My Leonard Cohen was a smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 and 2017; and sold out at the Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe.
Lennon Through A Glass Onion has enjoyed success worldwide, for over 25 years, and is currently still touring. (Melbourne Arts Centre March 23, 24, 25).
D'Arrietta's other credits include The White Album Concert and Beatles Back To Back, (Sydney Opera House), Cafe Brel, and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress (co-written with well known playwright Louis Nowra).
He has composed and conducted soundtracks for numerous features, short form drama and ABC documentaries. He received the Drover's Award from 'Arts On Tour' for The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead, starring Academy Award nominee, Jacki Weaver.