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Looking through a Glass Onion

Fairfax Studio in Melbourne’s Art Centre is a wonderful place to experience great performance and that is exactly what I did on opening night of the Melbourne tour of Looking through a Glass Onion with John Waters and Stewart D’Arrietta.

These guys are so talented and professional and as fate would have it really, really well oiled when it comes to this particular performance. It was fantastic.

This is the first time that I have seen the show so I do not have a comparison of what it was like with a five piece band as has been the case in previous years.  My experience of the night was that the stage was full to capacity with beautiful perfectly performed music and voice along with transportive and vivid imagery brought to life by John’s incredible powers of story telling. I was there with by brother, sister and a friend, all of us with very different tastes and perceptions and we were all blown away by this incredible performance.

After an extensive Australian tour John and Stewart are off to perform in New York to pay special homage to the indelible John Lennon.

Looking through a Glass Onion Australian Tour dates.

In this entertaining and candid interview, two of Australia’s finest musician/entertainers talk frankly about the history, motivation and journey of their John Lennon show “Looking through a Glass Onion”, from it’s inception over 20 years ago to the current lean, powerful incarnation, and how they are finally taking it to Lennon’s home town, New York.

Insightful, passionate and at times utterly hilarious, they share their stories, reflections and feelings on everything from John Lennon’s life, his music and Yoko Ono to the meaning and motivation behind the show, easily riffing off each other like the old mates and fine raconteurs they are.

Finishing off with a stunning musical performance, this is a must-see, and an utter treat for both John Lennon fans and the uninitiated alike.

Produced by

John Waters Stewart D’Arrietta

Margi Gibb

Production Tea
production manager
Kerrie Pacholli

Enzo Liuzzi

Sam Tabone

sound recording and mixing
video edit, post production
Alexander Stuart Black 

“How”, “Working Class Hero”
music and lyrics: John Lennon

Special Thanks: John and Stewart

Tolarno Hotel, St Kilda
Dianna O’Neill