Marcella Detroit, AKA Marcy Levy is an artist, musician, singer and songwriter. In the early 90's, she was one half of the UK band, Shakespears Sister. She co-wrote, and was vocally featured on, their song "Stay" which was number One for eight weeks in the UK charts, still holding the record for the longest running number one for a female band in the UK.
Her new album 'Gray Matterz' was released in the UK in the Spring. Already released in the US, the album is already piquing the interest of radio stations as well some major tastemakers in the US.
The new single from the album is called England Calling. A song encapsulating Marcella’s love affair with our country, check it out below;
A breathtaking collection of ten tracks showing the range of Marcella’s musical influence, song writing and smooth, hypnotic vocal talents. The single from the album is entitled Drag Queen and is released in the UK this month.
She started out in music back in Detroit, her hometown, and got her first big break singing with Bob Seger. Next, it was on to singing and touring with Leon Russell and following that, touring, recording and writing with Eric Clapton. She toured with Eric twice for a total of 5 years, worldwide, including appearing with him at the Live Aid concert in 1985 and cowrote one of his biggest hits, "Lay Down Sally" as well as the critically acclaimed album track, "The Core".
In 2012 she took it upon herself to produce and create a new album entitled The Vehicle, which was recorded, mixed and mastered in 16 days with one of the best renowned rhythm sections of all time: Mr. James Gadson on drums [Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Paul McCartney] and on bass, Mr. Reggie McBride [Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart]. The album was picked up by UK company, Right Recordings LTD in 2013, with worldwide distribution through Nova/Universal. Marcella went over to England to do two tours that year in support of the album.