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.
Marcus is both a singer and a songwriter, Marcus has been performing and leading orchestras on both U.S. coasts, and as a solo act, 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. Marcus has won 5 MAC Awards for both singing and songwriting, as well as the coveted Bistro Award and the Cabaret Hotline Award.
After having staged nearly a dozen distinct shows, Marcus has received multiple awards from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs and Back Stage among his many accolades. He has also been invited to perform at the annual Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, representing today's scene, numerous times.
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 to date has been captured on the new live album. Musical director Barry Levitt heads the trio.
Marcus' third and latest CD "Haunted" was just released on the Miranda Music Label.For more info regarding the new CD,click read a personal letter from Marcus regarding "Haunted"