“You don’t have to be Jewish or British to get a kick out of Cainer’s Shtick” – LA Times
Direct from London, multi-award-winning musical story-teller Daniel Cainer examines more than what it means to be Jewish with humour, wit, emotional resonance and even a dose of spiritual profundity. Daniel Cainer is brilliant, charming, funny and evenwrites his own promotional copy. You’ll leave with a full heart and a head full of tunes you’ll not forget.
Cainer is now a veteran of six off-Broadway runs and eighteen Edinburgh Festival runs. He has written scores for film and televisionHis songs have been covered bymanywell known artistes in the UK and the US, he’s been the ‘Singing Reporter’ on the BBC Radio & TV with his topical songs and more recently the world’s only ‘Singing Astrologer’ (probably). You can also hear his more contemplative material being sung by cantors and rabbis in temples in the US and UK.
Here’s what some of the top names in the Jewish musical world have to say:
“His words and stories, his gorgeous melodies and compositions, the journey he takes us on, familiar to all of us and yet so singularly his. Go to bed early or stay up late but just make sure you see Dan wherever in the world he is, whenever you can.
He is not to be missed.”
- Julie Silver
“Daniel Cainer is an absolute gem. A brilliant performer and a stellar songwriter. Full of wit, charm and heart his music celebrates the complexity and joy of being human. An evening with Daniel Cainer is a journey full of
laughter, tears, hope and beauty, one you won’t soon forget.”
- Eliana Light
“His Jewish songcraft is immaculate and his skill is unmatched. Nobody does it better."
- Dan Nichols
“Daniel Cainer knows what he wants to say and how to say it. Our gift is his willingness to share the song and story with us."
"Call him a comedian, a spinner of tales, a homespun philosopher – beneath the rapid-fire delivery there lurks
a warm Jewish soul and a feeling of comfort, of home.”
- Theo Bikel
Daniel Cainer‘s Jewish Chronicles AKA Gefilte Fish & Chips
An ever-evolving touring one person show of stories in song
Fringe Review Highly Recommended Show 2015, 2016, 2017, 2022
SoHo Playhouse New York: Best of Edinburgh and NYC Fringes 2014/2015/2016/19/20/22
Winner: Three Weeks Edinburgh Award 2013
Winner: Galway Fringe award for Excellence 2017’
"An hour in Cainer‘s company is a true pleasure"
"An extraordinary performer. His songs are at times heartbreakingly poignant, at other times laugh-out-loud funny.
Utterly charming, highly recommended"
- Edinburgh Festivals Guide Magazine
"Cainer‘s songs are heart-rending, delicate, and witty in all the right places"
- Daily Express
"A must see"
"Lovingly detailed shaggy dog storytelling"
"Tremendously entertaining. His voice is powerful and versatile, and his lyrics are like Robin Williams rants with delightful rhythms and rhymes."
-Jewish Week New York