MY LEONARD COHEN
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Last time My Leonard Cohen visited Sydney, the show enjoyed a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House!
Don't miss acclaimed musical director Stewart D'Arrietta when he brings this audience-favourite to The Bridge Hotel this November, hot on the tail of touring internationally with his hit shows Belly of a Drunken Piano and My Leonard Cohen.
Driven by D'Arrietta's raw and distinctive vocal style, this stirring celebration of Leonard Cohen's music offers arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer-songwriter's most powerful works. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D'Arrietta's trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of the world's most enigmatic songwriters. 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 Toyko and The Soho Playhouse New York. Credits include Belly of a Drunken Piano (All 5 star reviews for its World Premiere run at Adelaide Fringe), Feeling Randy, Satango and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress.
"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 *****
"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 *****