Music is my Vehicle.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and here's a favorite of mine from the distant past. Such a brilliant video from Sophie Muller. Maybe I'll get to work with her again.
I hope that everyone has recovered from the Hollydaze season. Mine was full and fab and family and friends. Boxing Day was a special treat!. I’ve got LOTS of love to share; funny thing is, when you give more, your soul just seems to create more. Love is boundless, it’s limitless, it has no end.
The last few months have been very busy doing things that I’m not really at liberty to talk about-YET. But I think you’ll find it all rather exciting when I finally get to spill the beans…or not. Hmm, cryptic, I know, sorry about that.
This past year has been one wild ride, from creating custom songs for people via my site www.songseamstress.com to writing songs with some other amazing up and coming artists, established artists and having lots of new songs of my own about ready to burst out of the box. I know I’m a mean little temptress, but that’s all you’re getting out of me right now! I also felt a real THRILL performing with my old boss, Mr. Eric Clapton at his show at London’s Hyde Park this past July 8th for his British Summer Festival show. Apparently, it was the largest crowd in attendance for this particular event, some 75,000 people. People have asked me, what’s it like to perform in front of that many people? Well, at that point, the crowd becomes an entity unto itself, undulating wildly, becoming a sea of faces, a human collective giving back so much energy and joy, it’s impossible to not enjoy yourself. And I have to say it was a real full circle moment performing with him again. We hadn’t been on the stage together since 1985, the last year I’d worked with him, when we did Live Aid together. And how sweet of him to introduce me by saying, “Here’s the Lady who wrote the songs, Marcy Levy”. We then went on to perform two of our cowrites, “Lay Down Sally” and “The Core”. I was overwhelmed with emotion. You can search for them both on youtube.com.
After that epic event, I went on and did 2 full weeks of a residency in London at a venue called “Boisdale of Canary Wharf”. My husband, Mr. Lance Aston helped me put together a fantastic show which was a retrospective of my career. And he actually joined me on stage for a few songs and was fantastic. He’s a real trooper, comes from a showbiz family and was a child actor [performing and singing in the world renowned movie classic “Oliver”] and also appeared in several of the best musicals of all time in London’s West End including: Cats, A Chorus Line and Jesus Christ Superstar. His voice is simply Divine.
Aside from that, I’ve been so busy I’ve hardly had time to create a new Christmas song for this year so I’ve done something last minute which is a remake of a song I released two years ago, “For Chrismas”. This year’s version is done as a ballad rather than a dance track. You can listen to on youtube.
Lastly, I’ve done a guest appearance for a friend, John Von Ahlen’s “Parralox”, based in Australia, on a song of his called “Paradise”. Just came out very recently and is already running up the dance charts. Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUY-CXyZF1c This version is the Eric Kupper remix. Enjoy!
And now, I’ll get back to work on all my new projects. May it be a very healthy, happy and prosperous year for you all. Much love, always. Marcy xoxox
Marcella Detroit, aka Marcy Levy, born and bred in Detroit, Michigan, has been involved in music her entire life.
One of her earliest gigs found her opening for David Bowie! A few years later she was touring and recording with Eric Clapton, cowriting one of his biggest hits, "Lay Down Sally" and several of his most popular album tracks including "The Core", "Promises" and "Tangled in Love". She appeared live with him for "Live Aid" in Philadelphia in 1985.
Marcella is known for her touring and session work for some of the best artists of all time including Elton John, Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Belinda Carlisle, Bette Midler, Bob Seger and Leon Russell. She was also a member of the ground breaking award winning band "Shakespear's Sister". Their song "Stay" is the longest running "Number One" hit for a female band in UK history remaining at number ONE for 8 weeks.
Last year Marcella fulfilled a life long ambition to design a fashion collection with Neil Sheriff for his brand Hoodedwept.
After her time with the Nasty Housewives project, protecting civil liberties one song at a time, Marcella is currently finishing a new album going back to her roots of Rock and Soul.
After her LONDON shows at Boisdale of Canary Wharf, she is collaborating and getting ready for a very full and artistically motivated 2019.
Always creating and writing Marcy will be at the NAMM show at the end of January and performing with many artists this year. Currently refining her new album and new tracks coming very soon.
I got to play with my old boss in LONDON in July in front of 75k people. So grateful to Nigel and all the team for making this happen. We hadn't played together since LIVE AID!!!
Last week in the studio with Clem Burke (Blondie) Laurence Juber (Wings) Tom Weir (Grammy Recipient). If you want a sneak listen, connect with me and I'll send a track to you.
DRAG QUEEN is a celebration of freedom, blended with a hint of whimsy with FAN tastic performances from our DQ family. Thanks to Morgan McMichaels, DETOX and a host of all my other beauties.