Marcella & Her Lovers

Swamp Soul Memphis

NEW Lovers Shirts just in time for Spring!

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!

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International Women's Day IGG Special Today

International Women's Day IGG specials!!:
If you make a donation of $100 or more today at 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 to make your donation!

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Be a part of our first LP!

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



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Marcella returns to Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise in Jan 2017

Marcella is honored to be joining the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise #28 traveling to the Eastern Carribean January 22-29 2017. She will be playing in the Billboard Piano Lounge on the MS Koningsdam, Holland America Line ship multiple nights throughout the 7 day voyage and sitting in with her father and his ensemble Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience. 

The lineup is stellar this trip as always featuring Irma Thomas, Taj Mahal, The Lowrider Band, and so many more. There will be 36 acts in total and special guests. The ship will have 6 venues. See the lineup in it's entirety and more about the cruise here

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Marcella nominated for USArtists Fellowship award

In March of this year (2016), Marcella was nominated for a United States Artists Fellowship which (if selected) awards $50,000 to each individual nominated artist to use as they see fit for their career. Only 500 professional artists in the United States of America were nominated. Nominees submitted applications in Spring 2016 and the recipients were announced in early November. 

45 artists ranging across all disciplines (music, visual art, dance, literature, etc.) were each awarded the $50,000 grant. Marcella was extremely honored to be nominated and considered. 

We want to congratulate all the recipients in all fields; what a wonderful opportunity and experience! Marcella was so honored to just be a part of it and be nominated.  Read more about USArtists here

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Marcella's "We Rewind" official selection and nomination at Indie Memphis Film Festival 2016

We are so flattered to be recognized in this year's Indie Memphis Film Festival, and nominated for the Hometowner Award. The production team we worked with Edward Valibus at Courdoroy Wednesday Films had a few selections in the film fest this year! We are so happy for them and their success. Read more about Edward's work here. Read more about our nomination here

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Al Kapone jumps on stage w/ Marcella, Steve Selvidge, celebrating WEVL

Here's a picture taken by Andria Lisle, (author, DJ and Associate Curator at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art) of Marcella, Al Kapone, and Terrence Bishop on the main stage at Loflin Yard.  October 8th. WEVL 89.9 40Fest, WEVL celebrated 40 years of existing as the Mid- South's only listener supported independent, volunteer radio station. Read more about the evening in this News post, click the title. Read more about about WEVL here. Read more about Al Kapone here

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