Marcus Simeone sings

A Change Is Gonna Come
from Everything Must Change

I Just Have To Breathe
from Everything Must Change

Sunday Morning / Sir Duke
from At Last

Both a singer and a songwriter, Marcus Simeone has been performing in NYC metropolitan area bands, with orchestras on both U.S. coasts, and as a solo act, for the past 16 years. Simeone cites among his greatest inspirations Jane Olivor and Phyllis Hyman. He has received multiple MAC awards and the Back Stage Bistro award and has performed at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention. His eagerly awaited second live CD, Everything Must Change, released in 2010, showcases his various musical styles with a demanding song list that includes R & B/Pop tunes as diverse as "Many Rivers To Cross," "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "Everything Must Change." His voice soars with ease through some classic and rarely heard tunes that also includes "Since You Stayed Here" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made Today." All the electricity that sparked that exciting show has been captured on the live album. Musical director Barry Levitt heads the trio. Marcus’s next CD, Haunted, his first studio recording, is scheduled for release in 2011. Earlier in his career, this native of Brooklyn appeared on the original Star Search as well as Showtime at The Apollo.

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Marcus Simeone

Recordings

Everything Must Change

Marcus's acclaimed multi-octave voice soars with ease through some classic and rarely heard tunes

At Last

Soulful, emotionally charged, multi-octave tenor possesses an astonishing technical facility fused with an emotional depth that is rare.

Praise for Marcus

From the gin joints of New York's Greenwich Village to the watering holes of London's basement beer halls and all points in between have emerged once unknown artists as diverse as Tony Bennett, Harry Connick, Jr., Jamie Cullem, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Al Jarreau, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand and The Beatles.

They all started in dusty, noisy saloons. Add Marcus Simeone - with his hauntingly beautiful vocals, who, after recording over 300 demos for celebrated and unknown songwriters' and singers, has built a solid reputation in the industry as a singer's singer. With his ethereal, multi-octave voice, perfect pitch and flawless phrasing, he has emerged as a contemporary vocalist with few peers.

This soulful, emotionally charged album possesses an astonishing technical facility fused with an emotional depth that is rare. His musical dynamics reveal an awesome command of phrasing, texture and rhythm sounding more like a virtuoso jazz musician. While many have tried to pigeon-hole him, Marcus Simeone's voice that defies comparison and is at home in all genres of music.
-Amazon.com


... if you could plug an electric cord into [Marcus] and channel that power to Con Ed, you could light up New York for a month. The songs in Everything Must Change ... [are] about change itself -- change in individuals and in the world around us, some of it welcome, some of it uncomfortable... With musical arrangements and spirited piano work by Barry Levitt and melodic guitar backup by Jack Cavari, Marcus offered combinations of gospel and rock ("Many Rivers to Cross", "Long Time Coming"); standards ("There'll Be Some Changes Made," "You've Changed," ...); show tunes ("Getting to Know You," upbeat, with the saccharine happily amputated) ...


Marcus continues to grow as a performer, his throbbing tenor freer, more assured, more expressive, and, thanks to the intimacy of the Metropolitan Room, his connection with the audience more natural yet stronger than ever.
--Peter Haas, Cabaret Scenes