Words by Brett Pike
It's that time of the year all over again. The Adelaide Fringe Festival is back on, leading into (insert sigh here) Mad March, you know that time of the year when everyone who believes nothing ever happens in Adelaide all come out of the woodworks to play. There's more to the Fringe than getting drunk as fuck in the RCC or the Garden of Unearthly Delights, there's compelling stage shows, world class comedians and captivating musicians, such as Louis Donnarumma who will be returning once more with his show Grace: The Songs of Jeff Buckley.
Bringing the sweet and soulful vocals of the late Jeff Buckley to life in four highly successful sold out shows at last years Adelaide Fringe Festival, Louis and co. will be returning once more with 3 shows at the Grace Emily Hotel on Waymouth St and one select show at Hindley Street's spiritual home of live music, Jive.
Having caught the final of his four shows last year as a punter (with every other show sold out), the flair and proficiency of which Louis Donnarumma displayed was truly an exceptional performance and a delight to watch. Executing the soaring peaks with expert proficiency, it was almost as if we were taking into one of Jeff Buckley's many performances at the renowned Sin-é Cafe in New York City, completely captivated by every note.
With the first show starting on Saturday 18th February, we highly recommend getting in early to avoid a bad case of FOMO and drink in every moment. You can pick yourself up a ticket here and keep up to date with Donnarumma right here.
The video below is of Louis Donnarumma covering Randy Newman's You've Got a Friend in Me, shot and edited by Lewis Brideson.