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Sydney, NSW

A Randy Kind of Feeling
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13 Mar at 5:50pm
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Growing up in the Big Easy as a child, Randy Newman brings out the swamp land piano man in Stewart D’Arrietta. With his customary relish he takes up the New Orleans influence in some of Newman’s legendary pieces and takes the audience through the world of a musical genius who collected multiple Grammys, Oscars and an Emmy.

 

Newman’s many songs became hits for others including Joe Cocker’s You Can Keep Your Hat On, Three Dog Night's Mama Told Me Not to Come, and the most poignant of all, I Think It’s Going to Rain Today, made a hit by Bette Midler. Rolling Stone magazine once described Newman as an artist with, “slippery storytelling, pointed, social observation and rapturous melodies,”. D’Arrietta honours that descriptor, and then some, with his gravel-textured passionate interpretations of Newman’s life and music.

 

‘Surpasses mere imitation’ - Adelaide Advertiser ★★★★★

‘Sublime entertainment from Australia’s national musical treasure’ - The Adelaide Show


 

 

 

$39 / $35 conc

Stewart D’Arrietta is most recognised for the iconic Lennon Through a Glass Onion, the homage he co-created with John Waters and has consistently performed internationally in various versions since 1992. With Waters he also co-created Reunion and Café Brel. A frequent festival favourite, his 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.