[F]ollowing a sell-out run at the Sydney Opera House plus Edinburgh Fringe season in 2017, Stewart D’Arrietta and his band tour the UK with ‘My Leonard Cohen’ this summer, coming to Rosehill on Saturday 9th June at 7.30pm.
D’Arrietta’s distinctive vocal style, anecdotes and laconic humour punctuate this stirring celebration of the great singer-songwriter’s most powerful works. This is Cohen’s music as you’ve never heard it before.
D’Arrietta has enjoyed rave reviews and performed internationally, including at Montreal Jazz Festival, The Riverside Theatre London, EX Theatre Tokyo and The Soho Playhouse New York. Credits include Belly of a Drunken Piano (a Tom Waits homage), Feeling Randy (Randy Newman), Satango and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress. This is a rare opportunity to catch this prolific Australian performer, composer and musical director in the UK.
Tickets are £23, available online at:
or from the box office on 01946 692422.
Moresby, Whitehaven, CA28 6SE
Reviews for My Leonard Cohen:
“A fine performer in his own right and a terrifically skilled band… Expect paced-up songs, expect tango and Texas, hard rock and enough overlap with Cohen’s own style to satisfy, surprise and delight.” Fringe Review “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
“[D’Arrietta] and his extraordinary band bring Cohen’s songs to life in a way that surpasses mere imitation, altering arrangements and infusing them with a new energy that drives the emotional narrative of the show.” The Adelaide Advertiser *****
“My Leonard Cohen is above all, very, very fun… D’Arrietta sounds like someone has soaked his lungs in whisky and set them alight.” **** Broadway Baby
“Certainly worth your time … particularly for the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in live performance.” Australian Arts Review
“Their renditions of Cohen’s most loved songs are gutsy, gritty with a blues twang and they sound absolutely fantastic.” ****SG Fringe
“D’Arrietta has all the tools to make Cohen’s songs come alive: a deep whisky-soaked voice, great piano chops, and a sense of charisma” The Plus Ones – Sydney
“It is testament to D’Arrietta’s devotion to keeping Cohen’s music relevant that he continues to play to packed houses. Cohen himself would surely have paid to see this one.” Daily Business *****