By Roberto Montesinos
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Welcome to the Marcella Detroit App. The place for all things marcella. Songwriting. Music. Videos. Pictures. Autobiography.
Marcella is passionate about songwriting and has created a masterclass that explains her process and will teach you how to write a song.
A series of short informative videos will take you on a musical journey in the art of songwriting. Includes: Titles, Structure, Recording process.
When asked what she wanted from her app she said, "To spread the love".
Marcella Detroit, aka Marcy Levy, is one of the top popular music vocalists around - an accomplished guitarist and prolific songwriter. She has performed and written with an impressive A-list roster of music industry greats.
Born in Detroit, Marcy Levy's musical career hit the ground running. She joined Bob Seger's band in the early 70’s, and went on to tour with Leon Russell before becoming a member of Eric Clapton's band in the mid-70’s. In addition to touring and recording with Clapton, she wrote several songs with him, including the multi-million selling hit Lay Down Sally. This included performing at Live Aid in 1985. She went on to work with Aretha Franklin, Alice Cooper, Bette Midler, David Foster, and Robin Gibb, and co-wrote songs for Al Jarreau, Belinda Carlisle, and Chaka Khan.
In 1987 Marcella began song-writing with former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey, and the enormously successful Shakespear's Sister was launched. The band's debut album Sacred Heart instantly made the UK top ten. 1992's follow-up Hormonally Yours was an even bigger success with four chart-topping singles including the worldwide megahit Stay. This track still holds the UK record for the longest-running #1 single by a female artist and the Brit Award-winning music video secured Shakespear's Sister's place in pop history.
Marcella moved forward with planned solo releases, also taking time out to record Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing with Elton John for his Duets album. In 1994 her album Jewel was released to great critical acclaim, and included two hit singles, I Believe and I'm No Angel. The edgy album Feeler, made MTV history in Japan. She then recorded an experimental electronica album aptly titled Dancing Madly Sideways. Billboard gave the ‘brilliant, angry, aggressive, exciting dance/rock album’ four stars. Never one to rest on her laurels, Marcella resolved to return to her Blues roots. The result was 2006's The Upside of Being Down.
Having already mastered so many musical genres, in 2010 Marcella embarked on an adventure as a contestant and finalist on the UK's television show Popstar to Operastar.
In 2012 She recorded a self penned album, "The Skin I'm in", with grammy award winner Larry Klein producing. She was inspired and continued to record The Vehicle – completed in an astonishing 16 days. Marcella says, ‘It's a direct and deliberate return to my soul roots. You can take the girl out of Detroit but you can't take Detroit out of the girl’.
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- Category: Music
- Released: Sep 15, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 201 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Roberto Montesinos
- © 2013 Roberto Montesinos
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.