Margie Perez is a vivacious Singer and songwriter specializing in a versatile blend of Blues, Pop, and Latin with a New Orleans Funky touch. Dubbed by Offbeat Magazine as "One of the hardest working musicians in New Orleans" she performs in a wide range of musical acts, most importantly her own band that performs her original music. She is also leader of Muevelo, a hot Salsa band that performs Cuban music. She is one of The Honeypots, a dynamic harmonious girl group, as well as another female collective, The New Orleans Nightingales. She also lends her vocal talents to the Afro-Cuban Sacred music band Moyuba and with West African percussionist Seguenon Kone in Ensemble Fatien and Payo Afrobeat. She tours with The M&M's, a super group including Stanton Moore and Robert Mercurio (of Galactic) and John Medeski (of Medeski Martin and Wood) and Papa Mali (7 Walkers).
She released her New Orleans debut CD, "Singing For My Supper" on Threadhead Records in 2010, which WhereYat Magazine called "a pleasing mix of styles and tempos". More recently with The Honeypots, their 2013 Threadhead CD, "Something Sweet" was nominated for Best Roots CD by “Offbeat” Magazine. She will soon be releasing her next record, "Love Is All", with songs performed with her band plus many other New Orleans musicians she plays well with.
She has a long list of Festival appearances such as The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, The French Quarter Fest, Congo Square Rhythms Festival, The Freret street Festival, The Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Telluride Jazz Fest, High Sierra Music Fest, and The Radio Indigo Blues Festival in Bangalore India. She is excited to be performing with Meter's guitarist Leo Nocentelli at Jazz Fest this year.
Margie has written and contributed the following songs:
“I Love You, The Hypochondri-addict’s Song” for “Get You A Healin’” CD (2010) for N.O. Musicians Clinic “Don’t Forget It’s Christmas” on “A Very Threadhead Holiday”CD (2009),
“Mardi Gras Carnival” on Mystery Street Records compilation “Frenchmen Street” (2011)
“Ooh Baby La La” on Mystery Street Records compilation “Vieux Carre” (2011)
"You Got That Fire" on the New Orleans Nightingales Revue compilation CD. (2012)
"New Orleans's Saints" download proceeds for Team Gleason (2013) and Kara Morgan Shade Fund (2014-2015)
She has been invited to sing on many New Orleans projects:
“People Get Ready Now” CD (2008) by James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars
“Between Iraq and a Hard Place” CD (2009) Smokey Greenwell & The Blues Gnus
“Right On!” CD (2011) by the Dixie Menthol Kings.
“Nine Lives-A Musical Adaptation” CD (2011) by Paul Sanchez and Colman deKay.
“Brand New Day” and “Parachute” singles (2014) by the M&M’s
“Poison and Medicine” by Marc Stone (2015)
“Amplify” by Smoke N Bones (2016)
Here’s what New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint had to say about Margie: “Not only is she a great singer, but she’s also a great songwriter. She’s taking New Orleans music in a direction I’ve never seen before.” He invited her to sing backup for him at the 2007 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. She also sang for the late, great Blues Queen of New Orleans, Marva Wright who said about her, “If you don’t know her now, you will."