by Marga Jee
Me glowing after a great recording session!
Marga Jee is an Italian singer and songwriter based in Pune, India, since 2003, where she has teamed up with best local musicians and occasionally with musicians coming from abroad.
She has been performing in Pune’s best clubs and also in Bombay with different teams, her favourite one being the Soulchasers, featuring Derek Julien, Jack Barde, Chris Fonceca, Rose Eilert, Jayant, Veet Marco, Allan Mattuck “Dhinesh”. Soulchasers are not simply a band, it is more a “space” for friends who love and share music, culminating in amazing performances. They meet and rehearse at Marga’s place, in Koregaon Park, the creative heart of Pune.
She is now experimenting with an East-West band, featuring a genere called “fusion”, a mix of Indian and Western music.
But what she likes more is the plain acoustic sets with her guitar and a backvocalist, Halima Lindholm, also fetured on the album Marga Jee is working on.
Marga Jee has been featured many times (documented) on Pune newspapers and recently also on the national magazine Femina.
Marga Jee’s background is rooted in soul, blues and jazz but her style is unique and quite experimental, intense and free. She loves to perform hits of great Ladies such as Aretha Franklin, Big Mama Thornton, Dinah Washington, Etta James and Nina Simone, and her own songs which are existential and inspired by her real life experience and have an immediate catchy feel that seduces the audience. She writes her songs on the acoustic guitar but she hardly plays live, since she likes to put all her energy in her singing.
She is now producing her first solo CD, featuring many musicians from all over the world and recording in London, Italy and in Pune.
She has been and she is part of many music projects through all her career in Europe. She has just finished recording David Emerson’s CD, in which she sang two songs as special guest and took care of the overall vocal arrangement.
Contacts for Marga Jee:
Indian mobile: 0091 9850738214 (from sept to april)
Italian mobile: 0039 348 6181390 (from may to august)
See also: www.myspace.com/margajee