’Belly of A Drunken Piano
D’Arrietta’s Bold Take on The Greats
TOM WAITS, RANDY NEWMAN, IAN DURY ....and more
Stewart D’Arrietta and his band present the world premiere of ’Belly of A Drunken Piano’
D’Arrietta is known for bringing strong creative vision, wry humour and unique grit to his interpretations of the greats.
Here he turns his hand to some grittier ‘down and dirty’ material, while also touching on beautiful ballads, from some of the most enigmatic, intelligent and influential songwriters of our time.
‘Move With Me’, Tim Buckley, ‘Leave Your Hat On’ (Randy Newman), and ‘Get Down In The Hole’, Tom Waits. Fall into the underbelly of Charles Bukowski’s poetry, backed by original music from Stewart himself. Plus much more!
D’Arrietta has enjoyed international success with ‘Lennon Through A Glass
Onion’ (featuring John Waters), last year’s smash hit ‘My Leonard Cohen, and many other shows.
Expect D’Arrietta’s dynamic delivery, bursting with emotion, in his signature raw vocal style.
‘Certainly worth your time... particularly for the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in live performance’. Australian Arts Review
‘A dynamic singer with a gravelly voice- imagine Tom Waits with overtones of Joe Cocker- and a wicked line in jokes and stories, D’Arrietta is the full package both as musician and entertainer’ ***** Daily Telegraph
‘D’Arrietta has all the tools...a deep whiskey soaked voice, great piano chops, and a sense of charisma’ The Plus Ones, Sydney
‘...above all, very, very fun’ ****Broadway Baby
Stewart D’Arrietta is a prolific composer and highly regarded musical director, performer and producer.
'Lennon – Through A Glass Onion', a show Stewart co-created and performs with John Waters, has enjoyed success worldwide, most recently with a 25 year anniversary celebration season at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 and tour of the UK, Ireland, US and Canada in 2016.
Stewart has also been musical director of a number of major productions, including The White Album Concert and Beatles Back To Back, performing onstage with 15 other high profile artists at the Sydney Opera House.
His recent 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, & The Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017
D’Arrietta’s other musical director/performer/composer credits include Cafe Brel, Reunion, Satango and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress (co-written with Louis Nowra).
He has composed and conducted soundtracks for features, short form drama and documentaries including Whitsunday Ash, Sugar Inc, Blood Oath, Colour in The Creek, Emmy Award-winning Faces In the Mob and award-winning Moeder.
He received the Drover’s Award from 'Arts On Tour' for his production of The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead, starring Academy Award nominee, Jacki Weaver.
It gives Stewart great pleasure to present the World Premiere of ‘Belly Of A Drunken Piano’ in 2018.