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"OnMilwaukee"

"Upon first listen, Marcella has a sound reminiscent of . . . well, it's hard to say. A quick-paced drum and hard, choppy guitars set the mood for a catchy, rock song with an edge. Instead, a voice with a tone that's more like Norah Jones or Tori Amos than the traditional alternative vocalist launches into a melodic and emotional tune. On paper, these two things shouldn't go together. But on the ear, it works perfectly."
For more of this review go to
http://www.onmilwaukee.com/music/articles/gigroundup1023.html - Tyler Casey, OMC Reporter


"Shepherd-Express"

"Many have compared vocalist Anna Marcella, of the Milwaukee band Marcella, to Fiona Apple, and the comparison is an apt one. Her sultry vocal style and prowess behind the keyboards are already giving her a diva-like status in the area. The band has only been together since 2005, but the buzz is beginning to grow. Their most obvious influences, artists like Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, are complemented by a sound and style that has evolved from a reverence for a wide range of artists such as Portishead and the Beatles. The band’s tight, well-crafted originals banter between ballad and straight-ahead rock, creating a constant ebb and flow that showcases the band’s diversity while keeping the audience interested and anticipating what will come next. "
- Brian Barney-Reporter


"The Music Review"

"The CD release party for Marcella was fantastic! Anna's beautiful voice and powerful keys are the backbone of a great up and coming band that deserves recognition and respect." - Elvis Aron Presley Sheehan


"The Recording Academy-Chicago Chapter"

"Marcella offers something different than the monotony of today's
oversaturated music scene. This unique alternative rock band creates
songs full of uplifting piano parts, and gritty, layered vocals. Their
style is hard to pinpoint, but it's original and imaginative, and a
must-listen."

- Sarah Mudler- Project Manager


"The Music Reveiw-CD Review"

The Craving is a highly spirited and wonderfully crafted debut album from the jazz / indie rock band Marcella. Anna Marcella is their lead singer, jazz pianist, and the heart soul of the band. The rock ‘n roll spirit of Marcella is created by Ben Estes on guitar, Dana Nielsen on bass guitar, and James David on drums. The four members combined, seamlessly create a very unique vibe that sounds phenomenal. The Craving is an amazing debut album that is very well written and produced.
For a copy of the full review please contact Marcella. - Elvis Aron Presley Sheehan


Discography

"The Craving" LP (2006)
"Live on WMSE" EP (2007)

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Bio

Hello.

I am Marcella.
I am a rock artist.
I am 3 years old.
I came to life in Milwaukee, WI.
I now walk the streets of Chicago, IL.
I recently started playing solo.
I am romantic, ethereal, and atmospheric.
I am epic, smoldering, and mysterious.
I am the sound of piano and vocals on fire.
I enjoy listening to the musical genius of Philip Glass, Rachmaninov, Radiohead, and Fiona Apple.
I make sounds like lovers touching…I make sounds like a thousand windows breaking.
I have been broadcast via radio frequencies on the following transmitters: 91.7 FM WMSE, 102.1 FM WLUM.
My likeness and live performances have been transmitted on the following broadcast and cable television stations: WTMJ Milwaukee (NBC), WISC Madison (UPN).
I have been nominated “Best New Artist of 2006” by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI).
I shared the stage with My Morning Jacket at Summerfest in 2006…and I was part of the "Emerging Artist" series in 2008.
(I always kiss on the first date).
I am “original, imaginative, and a must-listen” according to Sarah Mudler from The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards).
My “sultry vocal style and prowess behind the keyboards are already giving me a diva-like status” according to Brian Barney from the Shepherd Express (Milwaukee).
I am Marcella.

It's nice to meet you.