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    Marcella Detroit

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    Genre:Rock, Pop
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1You Don't Tell Me Everything lyrics
    2Cool People lyrics
    3I'm No Angel lyrics
    4Sunday lyrics
    5Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing lyrics
    Marcella Detroit in duet with Elton John
    6I Hate You Now... lyrics
    7Waiting 4 lyrics
    8Scared Silent lyrics
    I Believe (Give A Little Bit...) lyrics
    10If You Could Read My Mind lyrics
    Aurora feat. Marcella Detroit

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Jewel [1994]
    2Dancing Madly Sideways [2001]
    3Feeler [1996]


    Marcella Detroit (real name Marcella Levy) is an American singer, guitarist and songwriter, born on June 21, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. She is most famous for her membership of the band Shakespear's Sister along with Siobhan Fahey. In particular her distinctive soprano voice provided the lead vocals on their biggest hit, "Stay", which was number one in the UK for 8 weeks in 1992. However, she has had a very varied career outside Shakespear's Sister.

    She first began playing with the Bob Seger band in the early 1970s, before joining Eric Clapton's band in 1974. While working with Clapton she wrote several songs for him, including "Lay Down Sally". After leaving Clapton's band, she did session work for a number of artists, including Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau and Bette Midler. She recorded her first solo album, Marcella, under her birth name, in 1982, and wrote material for Chaka Khan and Belinda Carlisle, amongst others. In 1985 she worked for Clapton again, and performed with him at Live Aid.

    In 1989, she joined Shakespear's Sister as a band member and songwriter after being introduced to Fahey by mutual friend Richard Feldman. At about this time, she adopted the name Marcella Detroit after her birthplace. By the second album she had been promoted to "50% member" but in 1993, Fahey ended the group. After leaving Shakespear's Sister, she produced a number of solo albums: Jewel (1994), which included a duet with Elton John, Feeler (1996) and Dancing Madly Sideways (2001).

    In 2004, she began using her birth name again, as she returned to her blues roots and started playing with Carlos Guitarlos. She also started writing music for Charlotte Church and Alex Parks, among others.

    Other minor appearances have included a 1996 episode of Absolutely Fabulous, in which Detroit played an angel, and the novelty album The Simpsons Sing the Blues, on which Detroit was a vocal talent.

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