Mikelangelo Sings Cave-Waits-Cohen
Sun 21st October
Maleny Community Centre, Qld

Winner of the Edinburgh ‘Spirit Of The Fringe’ and Brighton Fringe ‘Star of the Festival’: the dapper crooner Mikelangelo returns for his 10th Edinburgh Fringe season, the UK debut of his hit show CAVE-WAITS-COHEN.

A triumphant one-man tour de force, Mikelangelo takes on three of the great poets of popular music – Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen. Traversing genres and decades, from the serious to the joyous to the sublime, with Cave’s hymn like ‘Into My Arms’, Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and Wait’s foot stomping ‘Goin’ Out West’.

With masterful control, Mikelangelo brings together a brilliant collection of songs, stripping them back to reveal immense power and vulnerability, delivering each song as if you are hearing it for the first time and falling in love with the music all over again.

Acclaimed as the frontman of his group of 16 years The Black Sea Gentlemen, and vocalist in the Olivier award winning production La Clique, Mikelangelo has toured the world from the Sydney Opera House to London’s West End, seducing audiences and critics with his original songs and his effortless showmanship.

Cave, Waits and Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and Mikelangelo delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path in a show filled with beauty, vitality and humour.

“Divine!” ***** SCOTSMAN

“Mikelangelo is something of a superhero” BEAT

“Unquestionably magnetic, Mikelangelo weaves a spell around the audience” **** THE LIST

“A dream scenario, with the velvet-voiced Mikelangelo taking the reins it was like a gig divinely arranged.” THE BRAG

“Any time spent in his company is an absolute joy” **** FEST