Stewart D’Arrietta and his band return to the UK by popular demand, with their rousing celebration of the late, legendary Cohen’s best loved music, poetry and stories of his life.
World-class musicians offer gusty and imaginative arrangements of the great singer songwriter’s most powerful works, driven by D’Arrietta’s raw vocals. This is Cohen’s music as you’re never heard it before.
The classic Tower of Song, sensual I’m your man, and anthemic Hallelujah are just a few of the Cohen favourites given the D’Arrietta treatment. New songs for 2018 include the heartrending In My Secret Life, kaleidoscope Closing Time and menacing The Future.
D’Arrietta has enjoyed a long career as a performer, composer and music director. Performing in venues across the globe, from New York to Tokyo. Credits include Lennon: Through a Glass Onion, Belly of a Drunken Piano (a Tom Waits homage), Feeling randy (Randy Newman), Café Brel, Reunion, Satango and Tuxedo and the Little Black Dress.
D’Arrietta on piano and vocals is joined by a band of celebrated UK musicians.
“My Leonard Cohen is above all, very very Fun … D’Arrietta sounds like someone has soaked his lungs is whisky and set them alight.” **** Broadway Baby
“Certainly worth your time…particularly for the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in Live performance” Australian Arts review
“Their renditions of Cohen’s most loved songs are gusty with a blues twong and they sound absolutely fantastic.” **** SG Fringe
“D’Arrietta has all the tools to make Cohen’s songs come alive: a deep whisky-soaked voice, great piano chops, and a sense of charisma.” The Plus Ones – Sydney