Famed Australian performer David Scheel will be at the Snoring Sasquatch this weekend for two performances.
Scheel is a true Australian success story, so much so that he is regarded internationally as one of the finest solo musical comedy performers in the world.
Born in Adelaide, Scheel first tasted success in England, starring in the famous satirical News Revue in London’s West End.
He then turned to devising solo shows, and the result was Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Only the Piano Player. An instant hit, sell-out London performances were followed by three consecutive Edinburgh Festivals, and the critical acclaim that goes with them. Not surprisingly, Scheel soon found himself a regular on British TV and radio, in addition to touring widely to over 30 countries, and performing with the likes of Cleo Laine, Eartha Kitt, Ben Elton, Jay Leno (in Los Angeles), Norman Wisdom and Patricia “Hyacinth Bucket” Routledge.
In Scheel’s concerts you can expect to hear anything from a well-known folk tune played in the styles of various famous composers plus an iPod mini (!), two different pieces played with different hands at the same time, and a medley of the 20 worst tunes ever written. 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 Brittney Spears, Paris Hilton & Co., and equally topical digs at politicians, or whoever and whatever is making the news.
Scheel performs at the Snoring Sasquatch on Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.