Bio

                       

Marguerite

My Mother nicknamed me Tina as a young girl after Tina Turner because of my voice and the way I danced.  I am a native of Washington, D.C.  My birthday falls on the 5th day of November.  Despite any pseudonyms for being creatively me - Tina, Miracle, Margo and then back to Marguerite!  When you say my name, say it loud and sweet, let it roll off your lips and say “Marguerite”!

 

I am an Independent Artist living with disabilities.  It is my hopes to encourage and inspire others in all walks to never give up on their dreams and know that “through positive thought all things are possible”.  I am a survivor of six brain surgeries, both knees replaced twice, both hips replaced, lost of right eye, right jaw replaced, multiple heart attacks, multiple strokes, seizures, and more due to prolonged steroid treatment for a tumor “I never had”.  Music is my salvation; it helped me through a long healing process.

 

I began creatively writing as soon as I could spell and write.  When I was 8 years old I wrote a commercial jingle for the Kellogg’s stick up for breakfast contest in which I won first prize.  I wrote small plays for my siblings and myself to perform for our parents and sometimes other friends and family members.  I draw, paint landscapes and abstracts.  Graphic arts and electronic publishing have become a few of my self-taught accomplishments.

The Back Alley Theater and the D.C. Black Repertory in the District of Columbia is where I trained to be an actress.  I went from being a student to being on stage with a natural grace.  My friends and family encouraged me to become a singer after they saw my performances in musical plays.  I took everybody’s advice to pursue a career as a singer and life has been a song ever since.  I have worked with groups/bands in D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Miami doing live and recorded performances.  People liken me to the late Phyllis Hyman and to Chaka Khan, who happen to be my mentors.

Medical trauma interrupted my growth as an Artist/Singer; however my triumph over many adversities has made me stronger, more loving and caring.  My enhanced spiritual and emotional growth reflects in my writing and my delivery of the songs I write.  A friend, who is a big fan said, “I have a soul stirring voice with powerful words that will “make” a person want to listen.”

 

 

 

NexXzit – Vocalist/Songwriter/Producer

  • Lead and background vocals for live and studio performances
  • Vocal arrangements
  • Lyrics
  • Keyboards
  • Designed CD covers for the group’s debut release “Stop, Take It Don’t Miss It” 2005
  • Design and create business cards, brochures, flyers and posters for the group

2005 Release on Parkway South Records Inc. – Stop, Take It Don’t Miss It

2010 Release on Parkway South Records LLC – No U Turn

 

A.L.I.A.S. featuring Marguerite – Vocalist/Producer

  • Lead and background vocals for live and studio performances
  • Vocal arrangements
  • Lyrics
  • Keyboards
  • Design cd cover for debut release “In Time”

1997 release on ALIAS Records – My Summertime

 

The Ivan Goff Project – Vocalist (Tina Brown)

  • Background vocals (recordings/studio)
  • Lyrics (Tina Brown)
  • Background vocal arrangements

1988 release on Big City Records – Hard Core Party

 

The Prajekt – Vocalist

  • Lead and background vocals for live and studio performances
  • Vocal arrangements
  • Songwriting
  • Percussions

1986 release on Big City Records – Real Love

 

Spellbound Band – Vocalist

  • Lead and background vocals for live and studio performances
  • Vocal arrangements
  • Songwriting
  • Percussions

 

Sunrise Band and Show – Vocalist

  • Lead and background vocals (live/stage)
  • Percussions

 

E.U.  (Experience Unlimited) – Vocalist

  • Background vocals (recordings/studio)
  • Lyrics
  • Background vocal arrangements 

 

I am a major Partner and Owner of Parkway South Records, LLC.  I prepare business taxes – contract and proposals, marketing, bookkeeping, advertisement, and all administrative functions.  I am a Partner in GedownBrown Productions and Recording Studios with Michael Brown.

I create company logos, stationery, brochures, business proposals, business cards and slogans, and web sites and *vocal training, vocal arrangements, and lyrics where noted with an asterisk (*) for the following:

 

  • Parkway South Records *
  • ALIAS Records *
  • Mega Media Ontourage/5 years *
  • Wired for Sound/2 years *
  • New Horizon Recording Studios/3 years
  • Funk University Recording Inc.
  • Renegade Recording Studio
  • New Power Recordings
  • House O’ Irie Recording Studios
  • Songwriter’s Studios/3 years *

 

  • BMI Affiliated (Songwriter/Publisher)
  • Washington Area Music Writers
  • International Poets Society
  • Disk Makers
  • National Association of Professional Women

 

I am an entrepreneur; I am partner/CEO of an independent record label (Parkway South Records) where I use my creative initiative as a graphic arts designer, business management skills, and electronic publishing skills as an avenue to commercialize my music.  Thanks for your time and attention.