David Scheel

DON’T SHOOT ME, I’M ONLY THE PIANO PLAYER - The show that made David’s reputation in the West End of London and at 3 consecutive Edinburgh Festivals. A brilliant mix of the classics, send-ups of the classics, and topical/social satire. Still going strong after 15+ years, and continuously updated with new material, Don’t Shoot Me... features, among other things, a piece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and a piece by Bach, played at the same time, one with the right hand, the other with the left; a popular folk tune played in the styles of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, a Sony Walkman and a blues, delicious comedy routines on anything from corporate sponsorship to supermarket culture, and, of course, David’s “comedy classic”, his translation of the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda. Don’t Shoot Me... saw David being dubbed the new Victor Borge very early on in his career, but pure music lovers will not be short-changed, for, when David starts to play a piece seriously, he actually finishes it!


PRESS:        “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

                                                                                                                                                                                                           “A master of the keyboard with an

                      incredible facility for parodying musical styles"
                    ---- TheTimes, Critics’
Choice, London
                                                                                                                                                                                              “He is a master of improvisation, accents,

                      comedy and downright beautiful music.”                                                                                     -                    --Adelaide Advertiser

“A unique combination of classical piano and comedy. The audience

                      was enthralled from start to finish”
                       ---CBS TV