A Native of New Orleans, Alexis Marceaux, is a Singer-Songwriter whose music is known for poignant lyrics woven into a tapestry of soulful melodies. Influenced by artists like Carole King & Alanis Morissette. Her musical style can best be described as a collision of eclectic acoustic alternative and mellow intoxication.
Alexis' first public venue was at the age of 7 in her parish choir, and she wrote her first song at the age of 13. Born in New Orleans, Alexis and her family lost everything in Hurricane Katrina and had to start again. This experience strengthened her musically allowing her an outlet of expression and creativity through her songwriting. She attributes much of her musical inclination to her father who is also a New Orleans musician and to her constant musical surroundings as a young child.
Without extensive formal instrumental lessons, she plays guitar, piano and harmonica to accompany and compliment her powerful vocals, as well as to compose. Over the years, Alexis has enjoyed classical vocal training in both the private and academic setting; however, she prefers the organic sound that comes from unconventional musical creativity.
Alexis has just completed her first full length album entitled, Dandelion, at Audiophile studios in the French Quarter, which was mixed and mastered by Grammy Award winning sound engineer David Farrell. She currently plays live shows in and around the New Orleans area, including: The House of Blues: Parish, The Howlin' Wolf: Southshore & Northshore and multiple French Quarter clubs. She has also played multiple festivals and has been a featured performer in many other venues. Alexis has a large local fan base that is expanding continuously.
As a solo artist, Alexis can perform acoustically and alone with her acoustic guitar, piano and harmonica or with her 5 piece band entitled, The Alexis Marceaux Band. The full band features Alexis' powerful vocals, while adding drums, violin, electric bass and guitar as well as upright bass for a full, rich sound.
In addition to her busy solo career, Alexis has recently joined the indie-rock band Glasgow of New Orleans where she sings, plays auxiliary percussion and various other instruments. Glasgow has had much success over the past few years, part of there success includes a recent line up at Voodoo Music Experience 2009 on the Playstation Stage. Alexis has also committed to the soon to be released original indie-rock opera EP entitled, "1986", as the lead female vocalist. Alexis also frequently appears alone with Sam Craft of Glasgow in live performance venues all around New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana.
Alexis' debut album, Dandelion, was released March of 2009. This 11 track CD is a combination of recent and older creations that reflect the range of songwriting and performance styles over the past 2 years of musical development. Alexis has enjoyed college radio station airplay in Louisiana and has been featured in a live television interview with WWL, Channel 4 Eyewitness Morning News. She has also been interviewed by the following radio stations and has played live during these interviews on WIST, WWOZ, WTUL, and KSLU. Alexis recently sold out her debut performance at the Parish Room in the House of Blues, New Orleans.
Alexis Marceaux - Vocals, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Jay Marino - Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano
Paul Thibodeaux - Drums
Sam Craft - Violin, Vocals
Ted Long – Bass: Upright & Electric
Phone (504) 352-6456
(Not a complete listing, just a sampling)
The House of Blues Parish Room, Sold Out Show – New Orleans, LA.
Howlin' Wolf – Southshore & Northshore
The Republic – Opened for Citizen Cane & Performed with Glasgow, New Orleans, LA.
Checkpoint Charlie's – New Orleans, LA
Circle Bar - New Orleans, LA.
The Dragon's Den – New Orleans, LA.
Cate Street Pub - Hammond, LA.
Artmosphere – Lafayette, LA.
The Office – Lafayette, LA.
The Louisiana Strawberry Festival – Ponchatoula, LA.
Wild Wing Café – Suwanee, GA & Alpharetta, GA.
The Carrollton Station – New Orleans, LA.
The Voodoo Music Experience – Performed with Glasgow, October 30, 2009
Live Interview Credits
WWL TV – Channel 4 Eyewitness News Morning Show
WIST – 690 AM
WWOZ – 90.7 FM
WTUL – 91.5 FM
KSLU – 90.9 FM