Marisha Wallace’s first album “Tomorrow’ is packed with uplifting show songs and sing-along pop classics, performed with love and emotion. A delightful force of nature, she is set to light up the Winter months with her sheer positivity and joy!
Marisha’s personal story runs parallel with the world’s current affairs. Having suffered from Covid-19 herself, she spent her recovery putting together a version of the classic ‘Tomorrow’ to raise funds for those in the theatre industry affected by lockdown. Eventually recruiting half of Broadway, the West End, and a host of drag queens to join the video, she independently released the track, which ended up on the Radio 2 playlist and landed the No.2 spot on the download charts. Now, with a global record deal under her belt, full of hope and excitement for the future, Marisha presents a very personal album of passionately recorded songs that hold a special place in her heart.
Marisha’s close family member, struggling with Mental Health issues, tried to commit suicide during lockdown. Knowing he could have died was a heavy experience for Marisha and the track ‘Purple Rain’ really resonated with her around that time, she feels it helped their healing and gave her a sense of hope, which she wanted to share on ‘Tomorrow’. The track ‘Alive’ (written by Adele and Sia) and ‘Before I Go’ represent pride, inner strength and empowerment. She felt passionately that there should be strong female representation on the album and the original tracks are all written by women – ‘Free’ is written by JinJin (Little Mix, Paloma Faith), ‘Divine’ by Camille Purcell (Jess Glynne, Little Mix) and ‘Faith’ by Natasha Bedingfield. Marisha is a true advocate for strong black women all over the world, urging them to be open about body image and mental health awareness.
Growing up on a farm in a small rural town in North Carolina, Marisha’s mother worked in a nearby factory while her father helped build the neighbourhood church. It was in that church that her grandmother saw a gift in Marisha and encouraged her to showcase that amazing voice. Just before her grandmother sadly passed away from cancer, she asked Marisha to be her voice during her illness, and to this day, Marisha sings with compassion resonating in every note.
Bearing a big box of donuts during the album recording session with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, it is her positive attitude, exuberant personality and a touch of Southern hospitality that makes her instantly loveable. With a sensational voice that is guaranteed to bring a chill to your spine and a tear to your eye, she proves she is more than a singer, more than a performer, she is an inspiration. When Marisha tells you she’s “here to stay”, you’d better believe it!
Marisha has recorded songs for the upcoming Christmas movie Jingle Jangle, will feature in Season 2 of Netflix’s Feel Good and will perform in the West End production of Hairspray alongside Michael Ball in 2021.
‘Tomorrow’ is out now on Decca Records.
You can see what she had to say to us about the album here https://www.totalntertainment.com/video-interviews/marisha-wallace-chats-to-totalntertainment/
FRI SEP 24 ILKLEY KING’S HALL
MON SEP 27 LONDON ARTS THEATRE
THU SEP 30 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE
FRI OCT 1 CARDIFF ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE (DORA STOUTZKER HALL)
SAT OCT 2 BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME (PATRICK STUDIO)
WED OCT 6 LYTHAM LOWTHER PAVILION
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday December 11 via cuffeandtaylor.com