AUDIENCE members you have been warned. David Scheel's solo musical comedy 'Don't Shoot Me, I'm Only the Piano Player' arrives in town next week and the performer has a few surprises in store.
The show hits The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre (The Q) next Thursday, October 17 in the final instalment of the Morning Melodies series.
Audiences can expect to hear anything from a well-known folk tune played in the style 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.
Mr Scheel's raconteur-style send-ups of the ridiculous include true stories of bad pianos he's had to play, sharp-edged commentary on the lives of celebrities Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and equally topical digs at politicians, or whoever and whatever is making the news.
His translation of Waltzing Matilda lyrics is a comedy classic, and his latest offerings include: 'Everything You Need to Know About Music Explained in Five Minutes', and a tribute to Peter Cook 'Funeral Oration for a Traffic Cone Putter', plus theme and variations on a well-known mobile ring tone. There are also two brand new and hauntingly beautiful piano solos: 'Love in the Snow' and 'Whale Song'.
* David Scheel in 'Don't Shoot Me I'm the Piano Player' will be at The Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 17. Tickets cost $25, for more information, visit to theq.net.au.