Tracie Marsh

Tracie Marsh

 Poulsbo, Washington, USA
BandJazzAdult Contemporary

Tracie Marsh can be described as a blend of Joss Stone, Diana Krall, Eva Cassidy, and Norah Jones. This pop/jazz singer is a striking figure as she sings and plays the bass. Her performances possess that rare combination of "wow this is great music"... and "wow those musicians are amazing!"

Biography

Tracie Marsh is unique artist who sings while playing the upright/electric bass and does a combination of jazz, pop, and soul music. Originally from the Seattle area, Tracie has traveled the world performing music including a most recent tour out to the Chicago area in 2011. She has been performing music since age 5, playing the bass nearly twenty years, and she holds a bass performance degree from WSU.

After college, Tracie moved with her husband to Boston MA and played in several bands, including winning the principal bass position in The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra. She then worked 4 years aboard cruise ships playing for large productions and entertainers such as The Platters, The Drifters and many other Las Vegas acts.

Since moving to Kitsap in 2005, Tracie has been a 1st call bassist/singer playing in several bands with top Seattle musicians. Tracie’s current projects include; Soul Siren Band, Jazz Canvas and the Tracie Marsh Band. Recently, she has released a long-awaited CD called “Reflections” which contains music that reflects special times or cherished people throughout her life. The album also features some of the finest musicians in the Puget Sound region.

There is something amazingly sexy and powerful about a skilled beautiful woman playing the upright bass. This wicked combination of feel good music and a band that is devastatingly hip and talented would be perfect in any high class martini bar, music festival, or concert.

Lyrics

Funny Boy

Written By: Tracie Marsh

Sunrise already, so soon, another day begins
You're up and you're ready with that big bright smile once a gain
No time to sleep, No Time to eat, Ya gotta keep on movin, theres too much to see
In this big wide world... Yeah in this big wide world.

Funny Boy, You never seem to slow down
Funny boy, You never seem to stop

you'r so motivated, theres never any slowing your pace
I'm so fascinated by those eyes, cant resist that face
You see this world so new so fresh,
Theres so much to do, you never stop to rest,
In this big wide world, Yeah in this big wide world

I Forget how good life can be, Somedays can become like a trial.
but you see beauty in a broken world and you can always make me smile.

Dream Atlas

Written By: Tracie Marsh

I lost my dream in a map full of holes, It desappeared between the cracks in the wall.
I covered them with pictures of smiliing faces, A paper thin past trapped in different places.

the cracks grow wider as my grip becomes tighter.
The cracks grow wider and I have to let go.

I always wonder what could've been
I always wonder what should've been
I always wonder if that didn't fall..
the past is lost just like the dreams on my wall.

I took my map down and stuffed it in a drawer,
now I've moved on from before
A blank white was now stands in its place,
I've covered up the cracks with a colorless paint.

Discography

Reflections (released in November)
- originals: Funny Boy & Dream Atlas have recieved some attention on several streaming radio stations.

Set List

Funny Boy - Tracie Marsh
Dream Atlas - Tracie Marsh
Fell in love with a boy - Joss Stone
Here Comes the Rain Again - Annie Lenox
Don't Wait For Me - Tracie Marsh
Almost like Being in Love - Jazz Standard
Listen - Tracie Marsh
Morningside - Sara Bareilles
Gray - Tracie Marsh
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
When You Smile - Tracie Marsh
Cold, Cold, Heart - Hank Williams
The Nearness of You - Ned Washington
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
Stompin At the Savoy - Jazz Standard
Undecided - Dee Dee Bridgewater
When you Say Nothing at all - Allison Krauss
With or Without You - U2
Landslide - Stevie Nicks
Just the way you are - Billy Joel
Gravity - John Mayer
Fields of Gold - Glen Word
Moondance - Van Morrison
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin
And Many More.....