David Scheel
Selected Press Quotes & Full Length Reviews

"A night with David Scheel is a pleasure for the eyes, ears and soul. International media have come to know him simply as "The Master" - a name truly earned in Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player" [Broadway World, 2015]

"Australian classical pianist David Scheel provides a one-man show that is stylish, polished, charming, and very funny." [Peter Feldman*]
*{Peter Feldman is one of South Africa's most respected theatre & music critics.}

"I arrived at the theatre tired, sore and stressed and left feeling invigorated, amused and relaxed. That is what good entertainment is about. A wonderful show." [Moira de Swartz, Artslink, Johannesburg, South Africa]

A monologue entitled "Funeral Oration for a Traffic Cone Putter" was a tribute to Peter Cook, and so funny it had audience members literally falling out of their seats [Observer, Melbourne]

"A unique combination of piano and comedy...the audience was enthralled from start to finish" [CBS TV, on David Scheel's USA debut, New England, 1999]

"Technically brilliant, and in between compositions, hilariously funny" [Arizona Republic, Nov. 2001]

"This is probably the only show in town that can satisfy lovers of classical music and stand-up comedy." [Freight and Salvage Club, Berkeley, CA, 2003]

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, an absolutely delightful concert." [Arizona State University, Nov. 2001]

"It was the funniest CD we'd heard in years. We had to have him on the show." [John Sandidge, KPIG, Santa Cruz, March 2003]

"He is as funny as any, wittier than most, and, uniquely, a concert pianist of international stature...he stands alone, in a class of his own." [BBC Arts Review, London, August 1991]

"A master of the keyboard with an incredible facility for parodying musical styles." [The Times, Critics' Choice, London 17/10/1988]

"A dazzling display of piano magic punctuated by hilarious observations of life... a brilliant virtuoso performance for over two hours to an audience which laughed, cheered, clapped and roared for more." [The Guardian, Queensland, 5/8/99]

"A slick combination of quicksilver comedy with splendid piano playing... distinguished, complex, intelligent and very funny." [Time Out, London, October 1991]

"A wonderfully entertaining blend of of music, mimicry and comedy" [Panorama Magazine, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, October 27, 2002]

"Laugh a lot, cry a little, and marvel at the beauty of the piano played by a master who is in a class of his own." [Lincoln County News, Maine, 8/17/2000]

"...a dazzling array of voices and accents, plus an impressive musical repertoire ranging from the classics to jazz...Don't miss this!" [Manchester Evening News, UK, 11/9/88]

"What an astonishing mix of music and comedy! Brilliant!" [Channel A, Edmonton, Alberta, February 2004]

 

Selected Full Reviews

NEW END THEATRE - Donít Shoot Me Iím Only the Piano Player
THE STAGE & TELEVISION TODAY

Masterly Messing About on the piano
THE CANBERRA TIMES, Saturday, February 10, 1996

DONíT SHOOT ME IíM ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER
The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Aug. 1990

DAVID ĎDONíT SHOOT MEí SCHEEL
THE JAMESTOWN JOURNAL Vol.4. No. 9.

Solo fun tour with David
NORWICH FESTIVAL, UK, 1994

Letter
LOUISE LINCOLN KERR CULTURAL CENTER

Brilliant mayhem
THE ADVERTISER, Wednesday, August 30, 1995

Aussie leaves Ďem rolling in aisles
THE GAZETTE, Grand Forks, B.C., Wednesday, May 2, 2001

A Genuine article genius
QUEENSTOWN MIRROR, Wednesday, 3rd May, 2000

Share the wit of David Scheel
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, Monday, 7th June, 2004