Choices & Changes
Born November, 1967 in Derby, England, this singer, songwriter began her distinguished musical career at a tender age of six, as she received vocal training from her mother. In 1976 her singing career took a fortunate turn when, Edna Sievwright, a concert promoter and disc jockey on WLIB radio offered Rumbling Express an opportunity to perform as a backup band/vocals for such artists as Dobby Dobson, The Israelites, Pat Kelly, Cornell Campbell, Don Blue, Norris Weir of the Jamaicans, Tyrone Taylor, G.T. Taylor, and Jimmy Riley among others. She got her next big break performing with J.C. Lodge, AdmiralBailey, Barrington Levy and Freddie McGregor to a crowd of approximately ten thousand people at Miami's Marine Stadium. Her first single called "Tell Me", was released in 1990, when she was approached by a disc jockey, John T. of WAVS Radio who introduced her to one of Jamaica's biggest female vocalists, Marcia Griffiths. This was the beginning of a new era, where Marcia's talent was finally being recognized, as she became one of Ms.Griffith's back up vocalists. While on tour she met and shared the stages with other artists such as Beres Hammond, Bob Andy, Judy Mowatt, Dean Frazier, Glen Washington and many others. Marcia Ball also had the pleasure of working with other producers such as Taurus Alphonso, Isaiah, Hopeton Lindo, Rupert from Silver Dove Records, Doctor Paul and Danny Breakenridge. She has also worked with some veteran artists including Dennis Brown, Michael Rose, Nadine Sutherland, George Nooks & Tinga Stewart. In the early part of 2003, Marcia launched a new single called, "Drive Me Crazy", arranged by Dr. Paul and produced by Rupert Graham (Silver Dove Records) and her present manager Althea Brown (Popsgirl Production). Marcia has recently completed her first album "Right on Time", produced by John Samuels from Tabbath Production, which has hit the airwaves in September 2004. This album reflects the obstacles and the experiences that she has endured to prove that "the harder the battle, the sweeter the victory". With the release of her debut album, Marcia is poised to do some solo performances in promoting "Right on Time".