Edith Piaf - Songs from the Gutter

Multimedia Concert

Songs from the Gutter is inspired by Edith Piaf's extraordinary life. Martyn Jacques, the band's front singer and songwriter, joins forces with Stephan Groegler on direction, concept, set design and with Séverine Pinkasfeld / Naia Productions on video design to portray Piaf's every day life in left-bank Paris post-WWII, in a sincere and pitiless tribute to France's singing icon.

" Edith Piaf is the central character of these songs says Martyn Jacques, walking the dark disreputable streets of Paris. It does not tell you a story, it is history. Ordinary people understood, and that's why they loved her. It is this popular Piaf that this show wants to revive. " Martyn Jacques

Running time : 90 mins


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With The Tiger Lillies
Vocals, Accordion, piano : Martyn JACQUES
Contra Bass, Musical Saw, Theremin, Vocals : Adrian STOUT
Percussion : Jonas GOLLAND
Concept, direction and scenography : Stephan GROEGLER
Music and Lyrics : Martyn JACQUES
Video Editing :  Sandrine CHEYROL
Costumes and makeup advice  : Véronique SEYMAT
Artistic collaboration : Paul GOLUB
Stage and light manager : Bastien GERARD
Sound Engineer : Claus BUEHLER

Production : The Tiger Lillies ; Associate Production : Quaternaire
Coproduction : Maison de la musique de Nanterre (FR), Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau (FR), Théâtre du Volcan Bleu (FR)
Videos are sourced from the archives of the French National Institute of Audiovisual (INA). Thanks to Naïa Productions and OperAct.