Since his sensational debut in January of 2000, Marcus has emerged as one of the most celebrated singers to grace the stages of Manhattan's nightclubs since the days of Streisand and the Bon Soir.
Universally regarded for his heart-wrenching interpretations of ballads, red-hot jazz sensibility, and powerful pop flair, Simeone's musical genius is in evidence on his original material as well. Earlier in his career, this native of Brooklyn appeared on Star Search, Showtime at The Apollo. and the Charlie Daniel's Talent- Round-up.
Both a singer and a songwriter, Marcus has been performing as a solo act and leading orchestras on both U.S. coasts for the last decade. His haunting, multi-octave voice has been compared to many greats, including Al Jarreau, Marc Anthony, and Johnny Mathis. Simeone cites among his greatest inspirations Jane Olivor and Phyllis Hyman.
After having staged nearly a dozen distinct shows, Marcus has received multiple awards for both singing and songwriting from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, as well as the coveted Back Stage Bistro Award. He has also been invited to perform at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, representing today's scene, numerous times.
Following a string of disappointments from record producers and companies that even folded, Marcus's first album, "At Last," HAD to happen. Recorded live with the Barry Levitt Trio, the album characteristically refuses to be pigeon-holed. Marcus's voice defies comparison and is at home in all genres of music.
Simeone's eagerly awaited second live CD, Everything Must Change, was released in April of 2010. The album showcases the various musical styles he has perfected including a demanding song list that includes R & B/Pop tunes as diverse as "Many Rivers To Cross," "A Change Is Gonna Come" and "Everything Must Change." His voice soars with ease through some classic and rarely heard tunes that also includes "Since You Stayed Here" and "There'll Be Some Changes Made Today." All the electricity that sparked that exciting show has been captured on the live album. Musical director Barry Levitt heads the trio.
Marcus' third CD and the first studio recording, "Haunted," was released on the Miranda Music label in 2011. For more info regarding that CD, read a personal letter from Marcus. His fourth CD, "The Truth About..." was released in 2014. Throughout this album of deeply compelling and intimate songs he collaborates with some extraordinary contemporary songwriters and musicians on great arrangements of story songs that serve a purpose: to share a journeyman's truth about a life and that journey – his journey.