THE DAILY BEAST loves Memphis & Marcella...

"There are plenty of homegrown artists who with the right breaks, could become national stars- for starters check out Marcella and Her Lovers (she's the daughter of Zydeco great Terrance Simien, but she needs no pedigree to knock you flat),...." says Malcolm Jones, TheDailyBeast

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-food-in-memphis-will-kill-you-in-a-month-its-worth-every-bite

HUGE thank you to Malcolm Jones for these kind words in this incredible article for The Daily Beast! So cool to be mentioned alongside my incredibly talented friends Talibah Safiya and Lahna Deering of Deering & Down.

"I Can't Stand the Rain" with Boo Mitchell & Friends!

Here's a clip of me singing the Ann Peebles classic "I Can't Stand The Rain" a couple weeks ago. I had the great privilege of performing with actual Memphis royalty for the Memphis tourism annual meeting on June 27th at the theater in Crosstown Concourse! Willie Mitchell's grandson Boo Mitchell was the bandleader, Bobby "Blue" Bland's son Rodd Bland was the drummer to name a few.

Marcella's Mix - Radio Show!

Hella excited to announce that a personal dream of mine of true being a radio DJ of my own radio show. It is on WYPL FM 89.3 in Memphis. It airs every Thursday from 8-9pm & every Saturday night 6-7pm. You can stream it live on
http://www.memphislibrary.org/wypl/

I archive all my shows on my Mixcloud online- so you can catch past shows and interviews! Dad, Terrance Simien makes a cameo interview twice! So if you ever need some good mixes to listen to or wanna discover some new music- please visit https://www.mixcloud.com/marcella-ren%C3%A9-simien/

You will not be disappointed.

Northern California Tour June 1-10

The band and I are so excited to finally make it out to Northern California this summer. On Sunday, June 2nd, I’ll be performing with Guy Davis at Davis Family Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA. On Thursday, June 6th, I’ll be solo in Santa Cruz (venue TBA). The Lovers quintet join me to perform at Scribe Vineyard in Sonoma on Saturday, June 8th. Then we have a public performance on Sunday, June 9th at the Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center. We can’t wait to get to San Francisco area- for our first time ever as a band. Hope to see y’all there!

Marcella's Radio Hour

It's always been a personal dream of mine to DJ a radio hour, and thanks to the Memphis Library that dream has become a reality! Please tune in to 89.3 WYPL EVERY SATURDAY from 6pm-7pm to enjoy all the Memphis-centric music you should be listening to.
Huge thanks to Antonious Smith!!!

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

See the full article here: https://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/the-years-best-memphis-albums/Content?oid=18675815&fbclid=IwAR3H5HgRDFzYLavT2jcXVxtc5SuEyI63_10R9SsY5QQBccxg_uLfCmKpky0

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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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