Review: Australia Tour 2015

Michael Dwyer, 14th June 2015

The Sydney Morning Herald

Jazz legend makes Melbourne debut

It was Barry Humphries who invited Ian Shaw to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival this week for A Bit Of A Mouthful, "a one man/one piano trip down Slightly Grumpy Lane."

Melbourne will reap slightly different rewards when the two-time BBC Jazz Vocalist of the Year makes his debut at the Paris Cat in Goldie Place this Friday and Saturday.

Perth pianist Grant Windsor, a friend of Shaw's from years in London, will lead an Australian trio as the former stand-up comedian shows us his main gig as singer-songwriter and interpreter of jazz standards and contemporary songs spanning Joni Mitchell to Radiohead.

Shaw's first trip to Australia follows 17 albums released since 1990.