The Polish Club
Sun 16th August 2015
38 David St, Turner, ACT 2602

On the back of a sell out national tour and Helpmann award nomination, Mikelangelo returns to his beloved home town of Canberra with CAVE-WAITS-COHEN, his triumphant one-man show in which he takes on three of the great poets of popular music - Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen.

Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this iconic trifecta. Having toured the world to great acclaim from the Sydney Opera House to London's West End, he is one of Australia’s rising stars. Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stunningly original homage to these men who set him on his musical path.

Mikelangelo brought CAVE-WAITS-COHEN to Canberra in February, packing out the Turner Bowling Club, and is thrilled to be returning to one of his favourite venues, The Polish White Eagle Club in Turner. In this one-man show, he brings together a brilliant collection of classic songs, truly making them his own with his remarkable baritone and beautiful guitar playing,sprinkling the evening with personal stories and illuminating anecdotes. The show has been deftly directed by Mikelangelo's ongoing collaborator Clare St Clare, who has helped him to weave a beautifully balanced show, laced with humour and high emotion.

Mikelangelo has one multiple international music and performing arts awards and has recently been nominated for a Helpmann award for Best Original Score (Masquerade) and for Best Male Artist at The Age Music Victoria Awards alongside such luminaries as Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and Goyte.

His live album of CAVE-WAITS-COHEN songs - SOME VELVET EVENING - will be available on the night, as will be his latest album of original songs inspired by Melbourne, CITY OF DREAMS.