|September 2, 2012|
CD RELEASE PARTY – “TALK TO ME”
Listening to the sounds of singer-songwriter Markeisha Ensley is like indulging in a rich, flour-less chocolate cake while drinking a well-aged, red wine. She combines piano-playing flair with smooth soul, her mellifluous voice soaring over unforgettable melodies.
Originally from Colorado, she is the winner of the 2011 Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Excellence in Songwriting from the Songwriters Hall of Fame/Songwriters Guild of America, with previous recipients including John Legend.
A cross between Alicia Keys and Anita Baker, Markeisha strikes an uplifting groove and graces the stage with a powerful, undeniable presence.
ABOUT MARKEISHA’S MUSIC
Markeisha mixes a unique blend of Motown doo-wop harmonies, pop melodies and gospel singing on her new EP, Talk to Me, a sultry selection of up-tempos and ballads on love. Smooth and sexy, the 5 songs were written by the singer as reflection on her recent travels to France and the Caribbean. Recorded with her band in New York at Flux Studios (Mick Jagger, Jennifer Lopez, Babyface), the EP is produced by up-and-coming producer, David Amber.
This amazing young artist has won honorable mentions in the Billboard World Songwriting Contest and recognition by BMI/Songwriters Association of Washington, where she was asked to perform at the Smithsonian Museum alongside legendary Motown songwriter Lamont Dozier (“Stop! In the Name of Love”). She has toured throughout the country, appeared on “Showtime at the Apollo” and recently completed a residency performing in St. Barths.
“Singer/songwriter Markeisha Ensley brings a rare passion to her work. Her soulful voice, arresting and compelling, soars over her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics. She will undoubtedly have a long future in the music industry.” – Bob Leone Projects Director Songwriters Hall of Fame
ENJOY THIS CLIP – MARKEISHA SINGING “FEVER”!
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, September 2nd at 8pm