Damon Smith’s Piano-Palooza

A time-travelling piano extravaganza with songs that span centuries!

Touring as part of the 2024 Connecting Places Program

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 the piano and its significance as a community centrepiece that existed for young and old, rich and poor. Hear Beethoven magically transform into a ragtime piano performance, then continue your journey into the 20th century with toe tapping hits from Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles. Add in some boisterous audience participation, and what you’ll get is an incredible evening of unforgettable performances, virtuosic musicianship and hilarious storytelling. 

Piano-Palooza is a wonderfully entertaining show that educates, entertains, and informs 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 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 


Mirboo Hall
4 May 2024, 2pm

Strzelecki Hall
5 May 2024, 2pm

Murtoa Mechanics’ Institute
10 May 2024, 7pm

Cheshunt Public Hall
18 May 2024, 7pm

St Arnaud Arts Council
13 September 2024, 7pm

Tickets available at the venue

Cobram Civic Centre
12 October 2024, 7pm

Fish Creek Memorial Hall
19 October 2024, 7pm

Corryong and District Memorial Public Hall
26 October 2024, 7pm

About This Event

When & Where

Mirboo Hall: 04/05/2024
Strezlecki Hall: 05/04/2024
Murtoa Mechanics Hall: 10/05/2024
Cheshunt Public Hall: 18/05/2024
St Arnaud Arts Council: 13/09/2024
Cobram Civic Centre: 12/10/2024
Fish Creek Memorial Hall: 19/10/2024
Corryong and District Memorial Public Hall: 26/10/2024

Presented by:

MOS Music Services

Art Form:

Music Theatre

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