I hope you all had a great Christmas!! And of course I wish all of you all the best for the coming year-let's hope i'ts a better one for those who have had a difficult time this year.
This newsletter today is to mainly announce two very important things: The launch of my TWO new albums and my upcoming UK Tour this coming Spring. Let me quantify that by adding some important info: As I write this, I'm having an APP developed for me. I will release my TWO new albums through the APP; the App will be free and will have some info on it you won't be able to find anywhere else including song lyrics and insights to my songs and will include a few of the songs from those 2 albums as well as direct links to itunes to purchase whatever new music of mine you might fancy. I'm also creating a songwriting masterclass which will only be able to be accressed through the App. There may also be a few other surprises...
The albums are called "The Vehicle" which I produced myself with some of the coolest funkiest musicians I've ever had the pleasure of playing with. Just to name a few: James Gadson on drums [Marvin Gaye, Bill Wiithers] and on bass Reggie McBride [Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Keb Mo'. AND what's great is Reggie is from my hometown DEE-Troit!]. The other album is called "Skin I'm In" and was produced by grammy award winning producer Larry Klein who has also produced other artists like: Joni Mitchell, Madeleine Peyroux, Herbie Hancock. I've got a projected release date of the albums of this coming Valentine's Day, worldwide. However, it may be pushed back only slightly due to the possibility of Apple approving the APP. But at this point it's all looking good. I'll announce a single from one of the albums after the first of the year. It's possible I may do some actual physical cd's but it will be a very small number of them, limited editions. Mainly the albums will be released digitally.
Now, to promote these albums, I've joined forces with a UK based booking agent called "Inspired Artist's Agency" ie iaatouring.co.uk. I'm naming the tour after my "Vehicle" album. I'm calling it "The Vehicle Jump Start Tour". Tickets for the shows are now on sale. Please find dates with venue names and links for tickets below:
April 28th 2013: Milton Keynes, The Stables http://www.stables.org/
April 30th 2013: Norwich, The Arts Centre http://norwichartscentre.co.uk/
May 1st, 2013: York , Fibbers http://www.fibbers.co.uk/
May 3rd, 2013: London, The Academy Islington http://www.ticketweb.co.uk
I'll be announcing band lineup shortly.
Can't wait to see you all in the New Year!!
Much love, and wishing you and yours all the best, always, Marcy xoxox
Happy HOlidAze 2012!!
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season. My heart goes out to all of you that may be having a difficult time right now. Please know I sincerely wish you and yours the best for the season and beyond.
I'm very excited to tell you that I have created some new holiday songs.This year I've done something different. I wrote a Christmas song AND a Hanukah song. They are both on my new Holiday 2012 ep now on itunes. Here's the link:
I'm also in the running to perform at the legendary Roxy Theatre on December 15th with fellow Detroiter Mayer Hawthorne. You can help me win that spot by using the following widget and voting for me, thanks!:
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And as if that isn't enough, there's more! I'm performing at a special Christmas breakfast for Homeless Children in Valencia, California next Saturday, December 8th. it's going to feel so good to give something back! I'm sorry, it's a private event. I hope to have some pics and info on it after the event.
I'm also doing a short set at another venue in downtown LA on December 16th. I'll announce details soon so watch this space!!
Mountains of love to you and yours and all the best for the Holiday Season and the New Year!! xoxoxoxo
October 18, 2012
My Official Charity is UP And Running!!
Hello All,I hope your October is going very well. I wanted to let you know that I have jumped through many hoops for several years trying to create an official non profit charity and it's now official. It's called "The Madison Morr Foundation". What is it about? Just over 5 years ago, my sister sadly lost one of her twins at 5 months old, a baby girl named Madison. She is survived by her brother Cooper who is now 6 years old. My sister and her husband were naturally devastated. I wanted to do something to help them heal. I bought a star for little Madison on the International Star Registry and named it "Madison's Light". I then felt inspired and wrote a song called "Madison's Light" and presented it to my sister and brother in law and they were very appreciative. To me, it was not enough, I wanted to do more. Since the passing of little Madison, my sister decided she would take it upon herself to raise money through the school where she works as a schoolteacher, teaching what we call here in America, High School students, aged 14-18 and distribute it to one student that she would select who she determined was most in need of the funds which would go towards books or whatever they needed on their next journey into education in college/university. This has been helping her heal. I was determined to set up a charity to help her raise even more money with the same premise, raising money for children in need for expenses for college/university, ie books, etc.. And now I can finally say, it's official. The website is:
On the site is the song I wrote for Madison, called "Madison's Light". It's also on itunes. All proceeds from the song will go to the charity. Also, there is an option on the Donate page to donate whatever amount you like to the charity via your PayPal account.
I thank you so much for any donation you might be able to contribute. I'm very grateful to all of you for your continued support. I am possibly going to be holding auctions and special events for the charity in the near future.
A few weeks ago I was contacted by someone who has a lot to do with the upcoming Belgrade Pride in Serbia which will be taking place on October 6th. Last year, the Pride parade was stopped by the government and I was asked to give a "few words of support for the cause". I asked for more information and I was given a link which explained it all. The article was headed by 3 words in Serbian which I did not understand. I asked for the translation: Love, Faith and Hope. I felt tremendously inspired, I thought, this is so beautiful, so simple. So instead of a few words, I wrote them a song for the cause. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a huge advocate of Gay rights and Human rights, I only strive for equality for all, whoever they are and whatever they believe. So, funnily enough, the song is called "Love, Faith and Hope" and is dedicated to the LGBT community in Serbia and the LGBT community all over the world. Here is the link for it on youtube where a simple video was created for it, if it doesn't work, just copy and paste:
I will also be posting the song on itunes tonight in case anyone wants to have it for their very own. I will donate a portion of the proceeds to the cause. I am very honored also to have been asked to come and perform at the Belgrade Pride Parade but sadly I won't be able to attend. But believe me, I will be there in spirit!!! With much love and respect, Marcella xoxoxoxo
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