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Tom Waits depicted the poor, the punks, the hobos and the lost. He could also write a love song to shatter Cupid's bow. Stewart 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

Stewart D'Arrietta is 'a national treasure - there's nothing this man cannot do at his piano'- Glenn A Baker, Australian music historian.

Stewart's larger-than-life presence, irreverent humour and distinctive growl bring a unique passion and texture to some of the greatest songs and stories ever told.

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Early Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Early Show Starts: 7:30 pm

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