Paul Levy talks to Mikelangelo about Mikelangelo: Cave – Waits – Cohen. “Acclaimed crooner Mikelangelo (Black Sea Gentlemen, La Clique) takes on three great poets of rock’n’roll: Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, in a show filled with beauty, power and humour. From the Sydney Opera House to London’s West End, Mikelangelo is one of Australia’s rising stars. Cave, Waits and Cohen stole his heart and soul as a young man, and now he delivers a stirring homage to these men who set him on his musical path.”
It’s a few years since we last interviewed Mikelangelo. At that time he announced himself as a gentleman. How about in 2017? Is it still possible to be a gentleman in these post-diversity days? And how does he bring three singing legends together in an hour-long show?