"This unique story, told through humour and music, is an engaging and uplifting experience worthy of a TedTalk, or at least a standing ovation in front of the telly."
"....a heart-warming show which is much needed at present."
"The banjos represent a life he wasn't born into, but a life he chose for himself"
"There is a twinkle in Alessi’s eyes that is both charming and disarming"
"Alessi’s inspirational and compelling tale will pluck at your heartstrings, clawhammer style."
"It has all the hallmarks of an uplifting tale..."
"In the sea of what seems like a high amount of one-person shows at this year’s Fringe, here’s one to put high on your list"
"Keith Alessi’s well-structured one-man show about following your passion is honestly delivered with a certain folksy charm I didn’t expect to find in a former top executive."
"Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life is an intimate and affecting show."
"He performs with a genuine passion – the man sure loves his banjos! The message of the show is positive and inspiring, and is delivered in a compelling manner."
"Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life is a show in the true spirit of Fringe. The performance will put a smile on your face, leaving you glad and happy."