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 leads her own band which performs her original music. Her 2017 release “Love Is All” was named one of “Offbeat’s” 50 Favorite CD’s. She received 3 “Best of the Beat” award nominations and was featured on WWNO’s “Music Inside Out” with a charming interview by Gwen Thompkins. http://musicinsideout.wwno.org/margie-perez/
She is also co-leader of Muevelo, a hot Latin Big Band that let’s Margie celebrate her Cuban roots. She also lends her vocal talents to the Afro-Cuban Sacred music band Moyuba and with West African percussionist Seguenon Kone in Ensemble Fatien. She is the featured singer in the house band of “Spotlight New Orleans With John Calhoun”, a popular local talk show. She gets her soulful harmonies on with the acoustic group TETRAD, and 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 is one of The Honeypots, as well as another female collective, The New Orleans Nightingales.
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". The Honeypots 2013 Threadhead CD, "Something Sweet" was nominated for Best Roots CD by “Offbeat” Magazine.
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 Fried Chicken Fest, The Voice of the Wetlands Festival, Telluride Jazz Fest, High Sierra Music Fest, and The Radio Indigo Blues Festival in Bangalore India and recently at the Ivoirian-American Festival in The Ivory Coast.
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."