Stewart D’Arrietta

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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).

This article is from 2007.

Belly of a Drunken Piano

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Cabaret evening celebrating the music of Tom Waits, performed by Stewart D'Arrietta.

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