This article is from 2007.
Stewart D’Arrietta has spent nine months crafting this tribute to the mighty Tom Waits with a residency in Manhattan. Here in Edinburgh, he’s turning on the gruff charms once more
5 words to describe your show?
Electrifying, Brechtacular, intoxicating, powerful and passionate.
4 things that would be on your dream rider?
Bottle of Penfolds Grange, cash bonus, a funny cigarette from Amsterdam and permission to smoke backstage.
3 things you’d like to get out of your visit to Edinburgh?
A London season, an invite back next year and appreciative and insightful reviews.
2 influences on your music that you’d rather not admit to?
The Ray Conniff Singers and The Troggs.
1 rumour you’d like to start about yourself?
This is the closest you’ll get to hearing Tom Waits live.
Assembly Rooms, 623 3030, until 26 Aug, 11.59pm, £12–13 (£11–12).