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Martha & Eve

Martha and Eve, a.k.a. Donna & Kebab have released 4 albums plus
DVD video ‘Live at The Hackney Empire’. They’ve  presented full length
theatre shows both nationally and internationally in Cyprus, Syria,
Switzerland, Germany, Greece, London’s Royal Festival Hall , Purcell
Rooms, Bloomsbury Theatre and Hackney Empire as well as
residencies at London’s Jazz Café, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho and
theatres throughout the UK including Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton,
Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

 

News 
** Martha and Eve recently completed a run of their latest show ‘Donna
& Kebab Are Martha and Eve- A Celebration!’ at Edinburgh Fringe
Festival 2023 following sell out preview shows at Theatro Technis
London. They are currently writing their full length show telling their
story for 2024 alongside a documentary by award winning filmmaker
Athena Mandis. 

MARTHA D LEWIS
“.. Lewis a woman with something to say, and a powerful way of saying it. Well worth your attention and your pocket money”. – Jazzwise 

The ability of an artist to reinvent themselves and evolve is often a keynote for a long and successful career. Martha D. Lewis has such an ability. 
In a career spanning over 4 decades which began as trailblazing music-comedy duo with Eve Polycarpou as ‘Donna and Kebab’ , Martha’s vast and varied musical journey since mid 1990’s took in world jazz composition, theatre music, film and documentary music and included Martha’s debut solo release of jazz-world music ‘Café Aman-Double Life’ which was awarded ‘Best Album of the Year’ by BBC Radio in 2007, with tracks featured on ‘Best Of European Jazz Compilation CD’ in 2014. 
Martha presented BBC Radio documentary about Rembetika music called ‘Music of the Outsiders’. Following this, Martha sang and presented the feature film documentary ‘My Sweet Canary’ about the life and music of Roza Eskenazy, the First lady Of the Greek Blues. This
project sparked an album of Martha’s brave re-imaginings of classic urban Greek blues ‘Homage to Roza’,(2015) featuring legendary drummer Jack De Johnette.
As a dynamic entertainer, Martha D. Lewis is always looking ahead to create the next project, ensuring constant artistic progression.  ALL THAT YOU SEE (2022) - is Martha D. Lewis’s sixth and boldest album to date and marks a new dawn. An album of Indie Jazz infused deeply
personal reflections alongside social commentary songs create a dynamic new direction for Martha who gathered an ensemble of high-class musicians, producers + sound engineers for the project at Real World Studios. This included drummer Ian Matthews (Kasabian), Nick Cohen (Massive Attack, Annie Lennox) and one of the world’s most respected and innovative producers and sound engineers, Stephen W Tayler. From decades of experience of working with the greats such as Kate Bush, Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks and Peter Gabriel, Stephen W. Tayler has sprinkled stardust onto the mixes of Martha’s songs.  “.. the perfect mix of singer/songwriter and jazz.” - SmoothJazz.com

 

EVE POLYCARPOU 
Theatre work includes:
Mrs Kipfer in From Here To Eternity at Charing Cross Theatre. Drosoulla
plus representing ‘the voice of Kefalonia’ in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin at
Harold Pinter Theatre following British theatre tour. 
Abuela/Yaya in Strictly Ballroom (Piccadilly Theatre West End, West
Yorkshire Playhouse and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto), Yiayia
Agape in Sunset at Villa Thalia for The National Theatre and Abuela
Claudia in In the Heights at Southwark Playhouse and King’s Cross
Theatre. Other roles include: the title role in The Manchester Library Theatre's production of Brecht's Mother Courage; Nerhjas in Judith Thompson's award-winning Palace of the End (M.E.N. nomination for Best Actress) and Agave in The Bacchae, both at Royal Exchange Manchester; Chanson Performer in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well at Charing Cross Theatre; Mama Pax in Lisa’s Sex Strike for Northern Broadsides; Mee Wan in Sleeping Beauty at Theatre Royal Stratford East and ‘Singer’ in Hecuba at The Donmar Warehouse. 
When known as Eve Adam, roles at the National Theatre included Jenny Diver in 3d Opera, Edie and Scotty in American Clock, Helen Schwartz in Tales from Hollywood and Singer/performer in Brecht & Eisler’s Sung
and Unsung
. Plus Hallelujah Lil in Happy End for The Bubble Theatre and one of her favourite roles (her first ever) was ‘Day by Day’ singer in Godspell at the Haymarket Theatre, Leicester.
Film, TV and Radio includes:  Amazon Boy, Silent Witness, Mama
Wants to go home, Holby City, I Hate Suzie … Inspector Morse, The Brief, Red Eagle, The Fourth Arm, Mama Mia 2, The Nets
. Early in her career, she was part of Candid Camera team for ITV. 
News 
** Eve is also currently recording a solo album of her new material with
Martha D Lewis and Davide Giovannini and another of her longstanding
musical collaborators and accompanists Stephen D Fletcher, with whom
she does cabaret concert performances throughout UK including most
recently a sell-out concert at Crazy Coqs Zedel Brasserie Piccadilly.

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