As well as being the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016 and 2017, this wonderful show sold out at The Sydney Opera House and Adelaide Fringe, receiving rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Stewart D’Arrietta and his six piece band of world class musicians perform stirring, uplifting interpretations of Leonard Cohen’s powerful work, framed by a personal narrative and a bit of poetry. The stories give an insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations behind the songwriting, with a good dose of D’Arrietta’s trademark laconic humour.
Soulful lyrics are laced with raw emotion and sheer seductiveness, whilst D’Arrietta’s distinctive arrangements add an uplifting, joyful feel to the music. These arrangements, together with his signature gravelly voice and his passionate piano playing of Cohen as well as other great songwriters such as John Lennon, Randy Newman and Tom Waits, have delighted audiences all over the world.
This evening at King’s Hall is a showcase of Leonard Cohen’s most iconic music, including the heartrending Suzanne, the iconic Tower Of Song, the desperately sensual I’m Your Man and 1000 Kisses Deep, the apocalyptic Future and the mournful but mighty Hallelujah. Stewart D’Arrietta delivers them as you’ve never heard before.