Pianist/comedian David Scheel has made a speciality out of making fun of music, both classical and not-so-classical. He is regarded as arguably the finest musical humourist in the world, in particular thanks to his international hit show, “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player. David is back with the long awaited sequel, “Don’t Shoot Me, I’m STILL only the Piano Player!”
His raconteur-style send-ups of the ridiculous include true stories of bad pianos he’s had to play, sharp-edged commentary on the celeb lives of the Kardashians, Paris Hilton & Co., and equally topical digs at politicians. His hilarious translation of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda is already an established comedy classic, and it’s set to be joined by his latest offering: Everything You Need to Know About Music Explained in 5 Minutes. All this in a huge range of voices and accents, which have led to frequent comparisons with Peter Ustinov, whilst his brilliant musical spoofs on the piano (as well as his serious playing of the instrument) saw him dubbed the new Victor Borge very early on in his career.
Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “the only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and stand-up comedy alike”, this concert is a must for anyone who wants to hear beautiful music and laugh themselves silly into the bargain.
JMT & David Scheel Present
Sunday 15 April