Marysia – a glamorous former City Trader, left the trading floor for the stage, and is now a comedian, jazz/cabaret singer and instrumentalist. As a teenager Marysia joined the Air Training Corps where she flew planes and learned to shoot rifles. Her great, great grandfather was Poland’s equivalent of Shakespeare so creativity and vodka are in her blood, driving her to leave the City and move to LA to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. In 2006 she performed at the Edinburgh Festival in her own cabaret show ‘Marysia’s Slightly Bitter and Twisted Lessons In Love’ inspired by her days of partying around the world. In 2007 at the Edinburgh Fringe, Marysia performed two shows a night; her own “Find Me a Primitive Man” and compered the “Midnight Carousel” cabaret show. Marysia took her own show to the Montreal Fringe Festival in 2008.
Marysia also has written two novels, one album 'If You Can't Make Love, Make Coffee' available here on this site
‘Sharp, funny and a great chanteuse’, Montreal Gazette., 2008
“…..Marysia who is in fact a pretty funny, deadpan and dry comedienne as well as a notable singing siren.” Night News Edinburgh Fringe 2007
Marysia is a former Bond Dealer who turned herself into a jazz/cabaret singer and stand-up comedienne. Marysia got restless with the lack of creativity in the City and semi-retired to think of better ways to spend her life! When she learnt a Russian accent (she is half-Polish) for a film she was acting in, a friend suggested she sang on a record, she discovered an untold talent for song writing. Marysia has been performing all her life, particularly when she is feeling spoilt. She studied opera and piano as a teenager and now playing jazz bass as well.
She started writing dance music while studying jazz music and harmony but did not find her true direction till she put a 10 piece band together whilst on a jazz course to perform one of her own tunes "Vampire For Your Love'. She fell in love with the way a band moves and blends. " However a good a programmer you are you still cant make it sound like a real musician who has been playing live for years'' Hence she chose to make an album in the old way with the band all in the same room playing together as one. Dodgy jokes and all...
Recently Marysia has been playing electric bass in a jazz band and has also joined a gospel choir where she is enjoying singing soprano parts as loudly as possible!
Her series of themed cabaret shows continue to run successfully in various venues, the last one being 'Baby Its Cold Outside' songs inspired by the weather' and the next one is 'Catch Me If You Can'
'People call Marysia a performance artist, she's not! She began her career as an old school singer/songwriter in her bedroom, before she started writing a show. Her shows touch on loneliness, the solitude of the odd, the broken and the deluded, all gloriously wrapped in her themed nights'
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