Snap Scene: Henry Wagon’s Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr, The Atheneum, 16th October 2019

Affectionate and bittersweet, the theatre show was performed in two acts over two sets with some unexpected, but fun, moments of audience participation. “Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr” features all of Warren Zevon’s greatest hits and some rare nuggets including Lawyers Guns & Money, Excitable Boy, I Was in the House When The House Burned Down, Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner, Johnny Strikes up the Band, Poor Poor Pitiful Me, A Certain Girl, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead and of course, Werewolves Of London.

Zevon starred:
Henry Wagons – Vocals/Guitar/Piano
Lachlan Bryan – Musical Director/Piano/Vocals
Holly E. Thomas – Drums/Vocals
Damian Cafarella – Bass/Drums/Guitar/Vocals
Michael Hubbard – Guitar/Vocals

“Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr” allows Henry and the band to work with a repertoire of extraordinary songs and lyrics – some hits and many that should have been. The production is not just any old Wikipedia-driven Zevon biography about the many sins of the 70s, but instead focuses on the music for which his fans around the world adore him. Truth be known, his story is in the music.

From heretic to heroic: “Zevon – Accidentally Like A Martyr” by Henry Wagons is a marriage of rare convenience.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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