Stewart D’Arrietta performs the songs of Tom Waits.
Stewart D'Arrietta performs 30 brilliant Tom Waits' songs.
Be transported to a lyrical underworld.
This passionate & demented rock journey is not only for Tom Waits fans but for anyone who loves great music & entertainment.
Tom Waits depicted the poor, the punks, the hobos and the lost. He could also write a love song to shatter Cupid’s bow. D’Arrietta covers this terrain of tenderness to terror, and all the pathos in between. He has a long relationship with the music, and an affinity deeper than most having developed the hit show over two decades. One of the 10 best shows at Edinburgh Fringe according to the UK’s The Sunday Times, his characteristic gravel-voiced sensitivity brings out the shapes and shades of legendary songs such as Invitation to the Blues, Martha, and the wrenching Tom Traubert’s Blues.
‘The king of whiskey, smoke & late nights… exceptional’ – Broadway World ★★★★★
‘Worth stealing a dollar from your mama’s purse’ – The Adelaide Show ★★★★★
‘A masterful evening of drama, riveting, beautiful storytelling, outstanding… brilliant’ – Fringe Review
‘Gut-wrenching passion… an absolute knock out’ – The Australian
Beneath the roaring bluster and cyclonic musicality, the sinewy strands of romance weave poignant and compelling stories of life, love, lust and loss – this performer’s favourite themes.
What they say about Stewart D’Arrietta
"Electrifying" - Variety / "Rollicking" - The New Yorker / "Rock solid emotion" - The New York Times / "One of the ten best shows of the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe" - The Sunday Times / "Astonishing… an expert pianist with a fine voice" ★★★★★ – The Adelaide Advertiser / "D’Arrietta is the king of whiskey, smoke and late nights… not to be missed" ★★★★★ – Broadway World
Stewart D’Arrietta is the piano guy in ‘Lennon Through A Glass Onion’, one of Australia’s best loved and longest running musical theatre shows, which Stewart co-created with actor John Waters 29 years ago. Another of D’Arrietta’s notable successes is ‘My Leonard Cohen’ which has sold out shows at the Adelaide and Edinburgh Fringes, as well as at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre.
Award winning composer and musical director D’Arrietta has performed all over Australia as well as overseas, at The Montreal Jazz Festival, EX Theatre Tokyo, Soho Playhouse New York, Union Square Theatre New York and The Riverside Theatre London.