“Rather than a straightforward impersonation, the show offers arresting and imaginative arrangements of his best-loved music.”
WHO: Sandy, Producer
WHAT: “Following a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House, D’Arrietta and his six piece band return, due to popular demand, with their rousing celebration of the late, legendary Cohen. This stirringly personal tribute offers arresting and imaginative arrangements of Cohen’s best work, punctuated with poetic anecdotes that give insight into the great musician’s life. The heartrending Suzanne, desperately sensual I’m Your Man and iconic Hallelujah are part of the 15 songs given the D’Arrietta treatment.”
WHERE: Assembly Rooms (Venue 20)
WHEN: 19:45 (80 min)
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What’s the biggest thing to have happened to you since Festivals ’16?
We went on to play some pretty amazing shows – First a sold-out season at the Sydney Opera House – an iconic venue at which we received some rave reviews; then an amazing run at the Adelaide Fringe – packed houses once again, great reception from audiences and critics, it was a huge amount of fun.
Tell us about your show.
The show was written by Stewart D’Arrietta, who is also the lead performer, inspired by the great works the late singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. Rather than a straightforward impersonation, the show offers arresting and imaginative arrangements of his best-loved music. It suggests new ways to approach these classic songs.
We’ve got a great team of musicians, who have an amazing, palpable energy on stage together. We always have a great reception at Edinburgh – We were here last year and played to many full houses, and Stewart has been before with Lennon: Through a Glass Onion and Belly of a Drunken Piano (a Tom Waits tribute). We hope to take My Leonard Cohen on a UK tour in the future, watch this space!
What should your audience see at the festivals after they’ve seen your show?
We recommend going to see EdFringe regular, Irish born Australian comedian Jimeoin, because he’s a mate of ours and hilariously funny. It’ll keep you in a great mood all evening!
In contrast with a bit of comedy, we saw Henry Naylor making waves with his theatre at last year’s EdFringe, so we plan to see Borders when we get a chance.
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