STOP PRESS!!! SEE MAREK LIVE – THREE NIGHTS ‘ABOVE THE ARTS’ IN COVENT GARDEN IN FEBRUARY!

The Stable presents

3 NIGHTS ONLY! 12, 13, 14 FEBRUARY 2019

"An evening of the most beautiful and extraordinary songs by musician Marek Rymaszewski – whose remarkable life has experienced the highest of highs and lowest of lows. For 3 performances only at the intimate cabaret room Above The Arts Theatre."

Also featuring: on vocals, leading West End performer        Jane Horn (Pearl - Starlight Express; Éponine - Les Misérables; Annette - Saturday Night Fever; Narrator - Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; Columbia - The Rocky Horror Show, UK Tour) and, on cello, the incomparable Matt James.

Dates: TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY / WEDNESDAY 13 FEBRUARY / THURSDAY 14 FEBRUARY (VALENTINE’S DAY)

Time: 8.30pm - 9.45pm

Venue: Above The Arts, Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport St, London WC 2H 7JB

Box Office: 0207 836 8463      artstheatrewestend.co.uk

Tickets: £10 - Cabaret seating and bar (capacity 60) 

NEW!  MORE DESPICABLE MISCHIEF!

Track 9   The Beautiful Cellist In The NYO

It was a summer evening - I was lazing at home
No one was calling but strangely I didn't feel alone
I'd cooked myself a mushroom risotto
Drunk a lot of wine to send me to sleep
So I turned on the TV to laugh at politicians and the bourgeoisie
But I found Messiaen's 'Turangalîla' shimmering out at me
Then the camera focused on the cellos
And my heart did a giant leap …

The Despicable Mischief Of Marek Rymaszewski

'Marek is probably the most extraordinary musician I have met in thirty five years. David Bowie meets The Eagles on a very dark night and as good as both of them. There is an eerie haunting quality to what he does and a shameless love of beauty and excess in life and art. Inimitable.'
Robin Millar

There’s a killer in everyone, oh yes there is

NEWS FROM MAREK

Chrissie Hynde’s version of my song ‘Death Is Not Enough’ played live again!

Not only did Chrissie Hynde record my song ‘Death Is Not Enough’ and include it on the latest Pretenders album ‘Alone’, she’s been playing it as her first encore when headlining on the band’s recent US tour. Here’s a different version of her performing the song, this time in her home town, at the EJ Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio!

 

Sam Gnerre wrote in the Los Angeles Daily News: “But it’s her version of British songwriter Marek Rymaszewski’s dark love song, “Death Is Not Enough”, that turns out to be the album’s most stunning track. Hynde sings the hypnotic chorus softly against an understated arrangement that creates a haunting atmosphere seemingly by accident, her voice fading away into the echo as the song ends.”

And good to see Robert Whitford posting in reaction to the video: “This should be the next single, a ballad worthy of Kid, bittersweet, its sadness is like a lament, a fallow kiss.”  Nice one, Robert!

Check out the original version in Sounds below!

FROM THE FORTHCOMING MUSICAL ‘HOOCH’!

HOOCH

It’s New York City, 1929. Later that night, back in her apartment, Haley Rae carefully washes blood off her hands and face and wipes a bloody knife. OMG, she is indeed the New York serial killer. Has she killed Hiero? If not, who has she killed? As the audience digests all this, Haley Rae sings ‘And I Break’. This is another big audience moment, eliciting sympathy for Haley Rae despite her murderous proclivities. The song explains how she was sexually abused by her father and by his friends and how all that has rendered her incapable of feeling love for men, for whom she only feels hate. Maybe Hiero might be the first male who has somehow managed to ‘touch’ her, however superficially … . WHAT a great vocal by Kris, produced expertly as always by Robin:

And I Break

(Lead Vocal: Kristina Lao)

I wish I knew how to love
Cos all I know is how to hate
I wish my cold heart could open
But my body remembers ... and I break

COMEDY CORNER

El Despicablo, aka Marek Rymaszewski, presents a well funky celebration of the Tory Party over the past three glorious years, with superb animation by nomattsland!

Party!  We’re gonna party with some fat dudes
We’re gonna party with some thin babes
TORY PARTY TONIGHT! 
 

¡ the life and times of el despicablo !

“Each day you have a choice: hilarity or insanity.” (Anita Renfroe)

“Residents of a block of flats in Strood, Kent, were warned the 12-foot pool could pose a health and safety risk should someone try to break into a nearby home.”

“I never met the chick” (Keith Richards, asked if he would contribute to an album in memory of Princess Diana)

Mustard killer gets 3 years: Civil servant Thomas Corlett was jailed for three years today for strangling his wife because she moved his favourite mustard from its place at the dinner table.

From (Junior Doctor) Adam Kay's book 'This Is Going To Hurt':  After "an extremely posh" patient arrives at the antenatal clinic, "her extremely posh eight-year-old asks her a question about the economy (!), and before she answers, she asks her extremely posh five-year-old, "Do you know what the economy is, darling?" "Yes, Mummy, it's the part of the plane that's terrible."