"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"Read More
Bob Mehr, Commerical Appeal, USA TODAY: "Another local standout was Marcella & Her Lovers, who won over a lot of fans with their set to kick things off Sunday. Having the boost of a horn section – led by Jim Spake and Art Edmaiston – really added to the overall presentation and sound. And Simien is just one of those artists whose music and easy manner seem naturally suited to the festival environment, which is about engaging people who are probably seeing you for the first time."Read More
Strong female voices, continued good weather keep the Beale Street Music Festival buzzing on final day
"Memphis-based Marcella and Her Lovers – led by Louisiana native Marcella Simien – started the day off on the Bud Light Stage. Supported by an expanded version of her group (which included a horn section) Simien stirred up a gumbo of Crescent City pop and Memphis soul. A natural born performer – her father is Grammy winning Zydeco artist Terrence Simien – she proved an ideal festival act, engaging an audience (most seeing her for the first time), that seemed to have been converted to fans by set’s end. "- Bob Mehr Read the full article hereRead More
Click here to see the video of Marcella singing the National Anthem for The Memphis Grizzlies American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. This video has over 10K views on Facebook. The Grizzlies competed against the San Antonio Spurs in the 2017 National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs. They won this same night on Game 3! Read the recap of game 3 play-off game here.
Today at 4pm tune into to FM 89.9 or here to hear Marcella Simien & David Cousar play a live set during the annual pledge drive to keep WEVL volunteer radio alive and kickin! to hear Marcella Simien & David Cousar play a live set during the annual pledge drive to keep WEVL volunteer radio alive and kickin!
From the series "Cover Art" by Brennan Villines. This video features Marcella Simien & David Cousar (guitarist of Marcella & Her Lovers). See their version of Frank Ocean's "Self-Control" hereRead More
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New shirts for sale! We still have lots of shirts to press before our new logo is introduced when the new LP comes out this year with your help. Rory and I decided to use specifically rich colors for this most recent pressing. Red, Vibrant Pink, Pale Blue, and Black. We have them for sale in our Etsy shop for $20 each + discounted shipping cost to wherever you live. Also if you have a favorite item of clothing, old or new- we can print our 'Marcella & Her Lovers Memphis, TN' logo design on it! You just bring your favorite item of clothing to any of our shows and for $25 we will screen print our 'Marcella & Her Lovers Memphis, TN' logo design onto the item and ship it to you in the mail as a new, unique piece of clothing with our band's name on it! Show ya love for Marcella & Her Lovers. We have the capability to screen print this logo on tote bags, pants, backpacks, and just about any item of clothing that is within the logo dimensions of 8 x 5in ! Look for more shirts soon!Read More
International Women's Day IGG specials!!:
If you make a donation of $100 or more today at http://igg.me/at/marcellaandherlovers by 12 midnight PST, we have an additional perk for you! In addition to the IGG perk items you'll receive w/ $100+ donation, I will also deliver a handmade piece of "GET IT GIRL" artwork to you tomorrow or ship it. See samples below. #daywithoutawoman Visit http://igg.me/at/marcellandherlovers to make your donation!
Marcella & Her Lovers launches Indiegogo campaign for new LP of all original material. Fully embraced by one of the most significant music cities in the world, Memphis has proven to be fertile creative ground for Simien to express herself, carving her own path within its rich history and dynamic present. This album is a testament to her experience of being warmly welcomed into a new home, drawing strength from and taking refuge in the songs and stories of Memphis. The indomitable force she is, with this new music Marcella Simien confidently leads her band into the next phase of an already accomplished career
Video still by: Phoebe Driscoll.
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