Markeisha Ensley

Markeisha Ensley

 New York City, New York, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Stevie Wonder meets Nina Simone and Whitney Houston

Biography

A cross between Alicia Keys and Nina Simone, NYC based singer-songwriter Markeisha Ensley combines piano-playing flair with smooth soul, her mellifluous voice soaring over unforgettable melodies. Originally from Aurora, Colorado, she was awarded the 2011 Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Excellence in Songwriting from the Songwriters Hall of Fame/Songwriters Guild of America, with previous recipients including R&B artist, John Legend. With her own unique blend of Motown doo-wop harmonies, pop melodies and gospel singing, Markeisha strikes an uplifting groove and graces the stage with a powerful presence. For tour dates, music, and more, please visit: http://www.Markeisha.com

Lyrics

Maybe

Written By: Markeisha Ensley

Maybe
© Words and Music by Markeisha Ensley

Verse 1
Give me a moment
To collect myself
I’ve got to say this
It’s you and no one else
I’ve played it over and over in my head
Just what you might do
If I confess

Chorus
Maybe you’ll hear me
When I tell you
I have loved you all this time
Maybe with these words
You’ll finally see
That maybe
Maybe you love me

Verse 2
Electricity
The feeling is so strong
When you hold my gaze
A moment too long
So, I’ll take this chance
And risk my heart
‘Cause everything I need
Is everything you are

Chorus
Maybe you’ll hear me
When I tell you
I have loved you all this time
Maybe with these words
You’ll finally see
That maybe
Maybe you love me

Bridge
I must admit that I’m afraid
But I’m in a fix
It’s too late to run away
So, baby, please won’t you listen closely
To what I have to say
Tell me that you feel the same

Chorus

Still Yours

Written By: Markeisha Ensley

Still Yours
© Words and Music by Markeisha Ensley

Verse 1
That’s him walking down the street
Please God don’t let our eyes meet
Walk right on by
Not gonna cry
If time would only move faster
I might avoid this disaster
Coming my way
What should I say
I’ll just pretend that everything is okay

Chorus
I’m just fine
It’s not like before
I’m no longer torn
But that’s a lie
Cause inside my heart is dying
To see you once more
I’m still yours

Verse 2
I’ve been blushing all this while
Intoxicated by your smile
Charmed much the same
Will nothing ever change
I can’t let you hurt me once again
No, no, never be friends
I hope it don’t show
I can’t let go
I’ll just pretend that I have some self-control

Chorus

Bridge
I’ll keep my thoughts hidden
I will not give in
Never again, never again, never again

Chorus

Talk To Me

Written By: Markeisha Ensley

Talk To Me
© Words and Music by Markeisha Ensley/Marjean Music (SESAC)

Verse 1
At the sound of your voice I shiver
It melts into me
So soft and sugary sweet
It drips with honey
It’s the way your smooth accent
Dances on your lips
Makes your words feel like a kiss

Chorus
Talk to me
Parle moi
I love to hear you say
Échappe toi avec moi
Mon amour, take me away

Verse 2
Your breath caresses each word
Like water flowing
Bathe me in your syllables
‘Cause this ache is growing
Feels like you’re holding me
I’m wrapped up in ecstasy
Simplement avec ta voix

Chorus
Talk to me
Parle moi
I love to hear you say
Echappe toi avec moi
Mon amour, take me away

Feels like you’re holding me
I’m wrapped up in ecstasy
Simplement avec ta voix

Chorus

Discography

Talk To Me (Emporia Records) - 2012
Ready (Emporia Records) - 2006

Set List

For booking, contact:
Kylie Elliott
Emporia Records
kylie@markeisha.com or management@emporiarecords.com

Up to three (3) 45-60 minute set(s), depending on venue's request. Specific songs can be incorporated if requested far enough in advance.

Original material from Markeisha's albums, plus jazz/pop/R&B covers by artists such as Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, andM Marvin Gaye . Sometimes we bring it all the way back to 1924 with an Ida Cox tune or hang in the 50s with a Sippie Wallace tune.