Stewart Reeve’s Chameleon visits the Potato Shed

Story by Jess Aiton. Photo by Ivan Kemp.

Off I skipped last week to see staunch shapeshifter Stewart Reeve perform his show Chameleon at the Potato Shed in Drysdale.

I was intrigued by the pitch.

I like chameleons and find their ability to adapt very interesting – as ultimately their identity is one which remains continually transient.

That is, they wouldn’t exist without morphing from who they are.

Stewart describes his voice as a “guitar pedal”.

And that’s exactly what his voice is – an instrument just as a musician would have.

Stewart has not only discovered this, but he dances within its versatility.

His audience was taken by the hand and led through a journey of sound – from lyrebirds, to Macy Gray, to Bunnings, to a Tim Curry rendition so spot on that it literally had the audience gasping.

What struck me was how engaged the audience were in his craft, and though it was a highly charged show, it was punctuated by tender moments with his family.

Also, I could not shake the sense that tougher moments in Stewart’s life had – over time – been polished to shine differently, through his love of entertainment and his passion for the stage.

And Stewart shines really bright.

Listen to Jess’ interview with Stewart Reeve below

Follow Stewart on Instagram and keep up with tour dates and show information

Instagram: @stew_face

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Chameleon is one of many shows playing at the Potato Shed in 2023.

View the full program:

Link: https://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/potatoshed/events/default.aspx

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