Born and classically trained in Poland,
Marta Jaciubek-McKeever has been
playing piano since the age of four.
In Poland she became immersed in the teachings of Emile Jaques–Dalcroze and
his studies of Eurythmics, which led her to experiment with spur-of-the-moment performances and an ongoing series of improvisational pieces. Marta’s first foray
into the North American music scene was in 1999 as a member of indie-pop band
Girl Nobody. She later achieved international success in the conceptual post-pop
project Fan Death. Accompanied by fellow singer & songwriter Dandi Wind, Marta
toured through Mexico, Russia, U.K., Spain, France and Germany with such acclaimed acts as Florence and The Machine, Vampire Weekend and Franz Ferdinand. Marta currently performs solo asMarta & the Martyrs, as well as in the Vancouver based folk band, e.s.l..
In her few remaining hours, she composes children songs under the name Martunia.
In 2014, Marta established Sonic Art Space, a series of arts and music workshops for kids.Whatever form Marta is working in, her style incorporates pieces of Polish Folk, classical and contemporary influence, and stirs them with the soul and intimacy reminiscent of the dark, sultry performances of Eastern European Cabaret.
Live, Marta’s charisma and wild wit are palpable.