Archive for January 9th, 2013

NY- R&B recording artist — Singer & Songwriter – Markeisha Ensley

March 24, 2013
7:30 pm

The incredible artist, Markeisha Ensley returns to Lannie’s after her SOLD OUT show last year!

This concert will be a benefit for the Rock & Rawhide charity with donations given to the Denver Dumb Friends League to reduce stress and noise levels in the shelter, thereby increasing adoptions and quality of life.  The items listed below can be donated at the show.  Bedding should be clean and treats should be in unopened packages.

  • Towels and blankets: all sizes from face cloth to bath size
  • Dog toys: Nylabones, Kongs, tough chew items, ropes
  • Dog treats, peanut butter, hot dogs, cheese
  • Pig ears, rawhide
  • Cat treats, tuna, baby food
  • Cat scratch pads


Listening to the sounds of singer-songwriter, Markeisha Ensley is like indulging in a rich, flourless 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 Aurora, 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.

She’s been called a cross between Alicia Keys and Anita Baker, Markeisha strikes an uplifting groove and graces the stage with a powerful, undeniable presence.

Markeisha’s latest EP, Talk to Me, is a sultry selection of soulful up-tempos and ballads on love, inspired by her recent trips to Paris and the Caribbean.  Featuring a unique blend of Motown doo-wop harmonies, pop melodies and gospel singing, the album was recorded with her band in New York at Flux Studios.  Markeisha has received numerous awards and honors since releasing her debut album, Ready, in 2006, including two 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 is looking forward to her US and Paris tours in the spring!  She has recently appeared at: The Bitter End, NYC.



  • 2011 Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Excellence in Songwriting – Songwriters Hall of Fame/Songwriters Guild of America
  • 2009 Songwriter Award – BMI/Smithsonian Associates/Songwriters Associates of Washington
  • Honorable Mention (2 Songs) – Billboard World Songwriting Contest


“Markeisha’s soulful and swaying ballads feature doo-wop melodies, jazz interludes, and New York City’s classic, vocal melting pot conjures up images of smoky clubs and timeless lyrics on her latest release, Talk To Me. The gospel-tinged ballads feature classic rhythms and moods that can only be created by Markeisha.” – Inside World Music

“….brings a rare passion to her work. Her soulful voice, arresting and compelling, soars over her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics.”  – Bob Leone Projects Director (1988-2006) Songwriters Hall of Fame


Sunday, March 24th at 7:30pm
Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm – please arrive by 7:15 to be seated by showtime



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