Originals and many covers, including
“Do I Move You?” – Nina Simone
“Outcast” – The Animals
“Pressure Drop” – Toots and the Maytals
“Pink and Blue” – OutKast
“I’d Rather Go Blind” – Etta James
“The Seed 2.0” – The Roots with Cody Chestnutt
“I Only Have Eyes For You” – The Flamingos
“These Arms of Mine” – Otis Redding
“Buck” – Nina Simone
“Hey Pocky Way/People Say" medley – The Meters
“Hook and Ladder” - Nancy Sinatra
“Son of a Gun” – The Vaselines
“Cry to Me” – Solomon Burke
“Ya Ya” - Lee Dorsey
“Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday” – William Bell
“Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya/Walk On Gilded Splinters” medley – Dr. John
“Party Down” – Little Beaver
“Night-Time” – The Strangeloves
“I’ll Take You There” – The Staple Singers
About Marcella Simien
Whether singing her own songs or tackling a standard like "I'd Rather Go Blind," Marcella Simien's hybrid of Memphis soul and Creole funk has captivated the city's music lovers and made her one of the most in-demand artists in the region.
Like the flavors in a perfect gumbo, Simien’s music offers delicious blends of the Memphis sound infused with spicy accordion and piquant lyrics in French.
Hailing from Louisiana, Simien practically grew up on stage with her father, two-time Grammy-winner and zydeco maestro Terrance Simien. She moved to Memphis to attend the Memphis College of Art and quickly became a fixture in the city's vibrant nightclub scene.
Simien has shared the stage with Taj Mahal, Trombone Shorty, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Susan Marshall, Grace Askew, and many more. Notable performances include the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Festival International de Louisiane, Beale Street Music Fest, Levitt Shell, and many more.
Marcella’s repertoire includes numerous swamp-soul originals, plus soul classics and pop standards. She can perform as a solo artist, a duo, or with a full band. Please contact us to discuss booking Marcella Simien for your event.