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Marcella Detroit


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Detroit, United States (1972 – present)

Marcella Detroit (born Marcella Levy, June 21, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. She was a member of the band Shakespears Sister, along with Siobhan Fahey of Bananarama. Detroit’s soprano voice provided lead vocals on their biggest hit, Stay, which was No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart for eight weeks in 1992.

While she is best known for her work with Shakespears Sister, she has had a much wider career. She began her career in 1972 playing in Bob Seeger’s band. Before long, she was playing in Eric Clapton’s band, writing Lay Down Sally for clapton along the way. She has also released four solo pop albums, had a cameo role in Absolutely Fabulous, and added her distinctive voice to tracks by people like Alice Cooper, Arethra Franklin, and even The Simpsons. Her latest project is a the blues album The Upside of being Down, released as the Marcy Levy Band.


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  • jadedingenue

    *knock knock* where is everybody? just like last year...a couple of new holiday songs available digitally..."It's Still Christmas!" & "O Hanukkah", as well as a couple more songs released earlier this year, "Madison's Light" & "Love, Faith and Hope". All amazing. <3

    8 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    new Holiday EP available digitally :)

    7 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Reiuue

    Please vote for the new pics.

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • vicstathopoulos

    Nicee Music! I love your voice.

    26 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Travis_NVR

    "Night Views" Radio We're LIVE tonight with the fabulous Marcella Detroit(Marcella Detroit Official).She will be with us at the top of the hour at 11pm EST, 8pm PST to talk about her extensive work and success in the music industry. From working with Eric Clapton, to her fame as one half of Siobhan Fahey & Shakespears Sister (Official), to her solo career and session work. Z Talk Radio Interactive Chat Room

    17 Feb 2011 Reply
  • It_was

    Vote for this lovely pic! It shoud be main!

    14 Jan 2011 Reply
  • DoomeyDoomey

    gacunna, she's working on something; she's mentioned it on Facebook. and a couple of years ago she released a blues album under Marcy Levy Band. {2} album has been out for a while.

    11 Sep 2010 Reply
  • jadedingenue

    gacunna, she's working on something; she's mentioned it on Facebook. and a couple of years ago she released a blues album under Marcy Levy Band.

    2 Oct 2009 Reply
  • gacunna34

    Where are you, Marcella? I want to hear more songs from you ...

    17 May 2009 Reply
  • angielu78

    sie ist ein Genie in der Musik und für mich nicht zu toppen was die Melodig der Songs betrifft.....das ist ein ultimativer Mix von allem ein bisschen so das es nach Marcella Detroit klingt halt unvergleichlich und das nicht nur wegen ihrer besonderen Stimme......

    22 Apr 2009 Reply
  • AzteqKid

    I like her solo career (and voice) more than Siobhan Fahey's after they both left Shakespeare's Sister. It was really cool band and I'm glad ladies are still working :)

    17 Jan 2009 Reply
  • backi480

    A realy Jewel - Art of Melancholy !

    3 Feb 2008 Reply
  • Tr1xx

    Amazing voice, huge (4½ octave) vocal range

    7 Feb 2007 Reply

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