Marcella & Her Lovers

Swamp Soul Memphis

Best Albums of 2018

“In an earlier era, this album would have gone gold, perhaps mistaken as another single from the Staple Singers. That's literally true on "Where You Are" — but only after a heartfelt intro of Louisiana accordion and voice. Indeed, Marcella Simien's singing propels the whole thing through Afro-pop, funk, and soul.” - Alex Greene, Memphis Flyer

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Pop-up show at Bar DKDC w/Robin

On December 18th, Marcella performed with her incredible writing partner Robin Girod and the Maestro Rhythm King drum machine, at her second home Bar DKDC in Memphis, TN! They worked on new songs during Robin’s visit and Marcella reported back that it was so memorable, inspiring and the first of many more to come. The super talented, new songwriter who we all know and love Louise Page performed with her bad ass band that evening at DKDC as well!

PASTE Magazine article

Paste Magazine Write Up

Wow! Huge thanks to Ellen at Paste Magazine! 

This past Thursday 10.11, Paste dropped a list of 10 Memphis bands you should know 

The magazine placed Marcella and Her Lovers at #6! 

The list stacked featuring Motel Mirrors (Amy LaVere & John Paul Keith) and all-female-punk-group NOTS

This honor comes at great timing as we’ll soon to be following this with the release of the “Got You Found” EP! 

We’ve already dropped Where You Are and En Chaleur as singles on all major digital channels. Add either to your 2018 sexy playlist and your lover is going to be glad you did!

Americana Fest 9.10-9.13

Americana Fest Week

To kick off our Americana Fest week, we began by showing Nashville what we’ve got at the BMI and Yep hosted event as part of their 8 Off 8th series at the Mercy Lounge on Monday. On Wednesday, we hit Tin Roof on Broadway for the Spotlight 615 showcase. Thursday we joined our dear friends and fellow Memphians Cedric Burnside, Talibah Safiya, Faith Evans Ruch and Josh Waddell at the Filming Station for the Pure Memphis Happy Hour Showcase hosted by Music Export Memphis.

We were truly touched by the music community that embraced us in Nashville, and we’d like to give a huge thanks to MaryAnn and Lauren at BMI, Alina at YEP Nashville, Ashley at Spotlight 615, and Elizabeth at Music Export Memphis for including us.

Stay tuned!

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Marcella invited to perform @Lucerne Blues Festival !

Marcella is absolutely elated to be invited as a featured artist joining Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience for two performances at the Lucerne Blues Festival in Nov 14-19 . This will be her first time in Lucerne and will be continuing her travels solo in Switzerland headed to Geneva to work on an album with producer Robin Girod. More BTS photos from the recording project on Marcella's personal instagram account @marcella.simien

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BTS new album "Got You Found" in the studio

We were in the studio for most of June with Toby Vest & Pete Matthews producing and engineering of High Low Recording at their new home American Recording Studio. Check out behind the scenes photos of our time during the recording of our first full length album "Got You Found" out 2018. All 130of our IndieGoGo Donors will receive advanced promotional copies of the CD along with all the perks they paid for (new shirt design, sticker, limited edition poster, etc).

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Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance- Marcella mentioned in article by Bob Mehr

"Situated in Midtown’s thriving Cooper Young neighborhood, DKDC bills itself as a rum bar, specializing in exotic cocktails and a variety of South American street food. Late at night, DKDC’s intimate confines become a place for local acts -- including Zydeco songstress Marcella Simien, Stax Records-signed soul-blues band Southern Avenue and Mike Doughty’s improv troupe Spooky Party -- to try out new material."- Bob Mehr Read the full feature article here . "Why Drake & Justin Timberlake Love Memphis: Inside Its Bold New Renaissance" 

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