NYC, PHILLY, BOSTON areas! New England! Jersey!Read More
"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
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.
We are so honored to be a part of this illustrious line up artists for MEMPHO FEST 2019! Come thru in October for the time of your life!! OCT 19!
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.
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
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.
I am excited to be featured on the cover of 4Memphis Magazine’s April issue modeling the entire Spring Fashion spread. I had a great time shooting with my new friend, the extremely talented Mckendree Walker and being styled by my dear friend Augusta Campbell with her fantastic artful eye and fashion sense.
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!
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!!!
“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 FlyerRead More
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!
October 26th!Read More
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!
This honor comes at great timing as we’ll soon to be following this with the release of the “Got You Found” EP!
Single "Where you Are" drops on all major digital music channels Friday Oct. 5!!!Read More
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.
Single "En Chaleur" drops on all major digital music channels Thursday 9.13Read More
Marcella is incredibly honored to be a part of the illustrious showcase Song Suffragettes…Read More
A few weeks back, at the invitation of Beale Street Caravan, the Lovers and I were honored to perform with Spooner Oldham.
If you don't know the name Spooner Oldham you definitely know his songs and cohorts: in addition to co-writing, along with Dan Penn, such canonical American hits as "When A Man Loves A Woman", "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and "At the Dark End of the Street", Spooner has played keys with everyone from Bob Dylan and Neil Young to Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett.
This once in a lifetime experience was recorded and filmed for Beale Street Caravan's "I Listen to Memphis" video series at Memphis's legendary P&H Cafe, and will be premiering this summer.
The Lovers and I performed two songs with Spooner: "I'm Your Puppet" and "I'd Rather Go Blind".
What an honor it was to perform these American classics alongside one of their architects. The videos shimmer with soul and toffee colored light (courtesy of Christian Walker's excellent production team, and engineer extraordinaire Adam Hill's incredible audio mixes) and we cannot wait to share them with you!
Love and light,