An extravaganza of time-travelling piano
shenanigans with songs that span centuries!
Pianos often lie dusty, unkempt, and full of untold stories. Damon Smith’s Piano-Palooza brings them to life in an extravaganza of rock and roll and old-time piano shenanigans with songs that span centuries. Enjoy an incredible evening of unforgettable performances, virtuosic musicianship, and storytelling.
Step back in time as Damon delves into the rich history of the piano, from its inception to its prominent role in dances, community gatherings, celebrations, and concerts. This show isn’t just about music; it’s a tribute to the piano’s presence within the very communities where the performances take place.
With stories of your town’s unique piano history, as well as yarns about the pioneers of piano music, you’ll learn the history of pianos and their significance as community centrepieces for the young and old, rich and poor. Hear Beethoven magically transform into a ragtime piano performance, then journey into the 20th century with toe-tapping hits from the likes of Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Ray Charles. Add in some boisterous audience participation, and what you’ll get is an incredible show that will leave audiences smiling long after the final number.
Piano-Palooza is a wonderfully entertaining show that captivates, educates, and delights audiences with its unique blend of music, comedy, and storytelling. And if you don’t have a piano, Damon can bring one along for you! Perfect for lovers of music history as well as those just keen to have a great night out, Piano-Palooza is not to be missed.
Damon Smith's Piano-Palooza will be touring regional Victoria in 2024 as part of Regional Arts Victoria's Connecting Places Program.
“Damon Smith on piano is a blues/boogie virtuoso” Michael Coghlan, TheClothesLine.com
“Immediately impressive due to the significant talent of Damon Smith” Liam McNally
“Damon Smith sat at a grand piano, exhibits his effortless ability” Milly Farmer