Thank you!!!

13501730_1101613506548863_8290046531689064096_n

After two super exciting months the crowdfunding campaign for my debut solo album has come to an end. And I just don’t have enough words to describe how grateful I feel for the amazing result: 448% of the original goal! #ohmygod! 🙂

These are the names of the people who made this possible. To you, dear backers, goes my eternal gratitude!!

Aart Jan W. Teunissen, Adrian Kummerländer, Adrian Love, Adriana Vazquez Robles, Alan Capinpin, Alanna Verey, Alberto Ceciliano Vega, Alberto Garcia, Alejandro Suarez, Alessandro Lanna, Alessio Sagheddu, Alex Baxter, Alex Lyakh, Alexander Salguero, Alexander Vitshas, Alexandre Collard, Alice Junier, Alicia Alejandra Aguirre Chapa, Amy Hightower, András Munkácsi, Andrea Garces, Andreas Erle, Andreas Friedel, Andreas Pelz, Andreas Veskoukis, Andreas Witte, Andrew Broxham, Andrew Butcher, Andrew Easby, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Rock, Andy Mees, Angélique Gistelynck, Ankur Sharma, Anna Baskaeva, Anthony Cobb, Anthony Da Costa Machado, Anthony Serafino III, Antoine Boulay, Arcady Chumachenko, Ardjan Besse, Arjan Hup, Arne van der Ben, Arnold Metselaar, Avner Ferreira Soto, Axel Vis, Bartosz Miketa, Bas van de Haterd, Benjamin Claassen, Benjamin Juarez, Benoît Dutot, Bernabé Thomas, Bertrand Hebert, beyond.the.indigo, Bob, Boudewijn Bonebakker, Bradley Crombie, Bradley Mcarthur, Brett McCoy, Brian Coulthard, Bruno Boullenger, Byron Morales, Camart Grégory, Carlos Pacheco, Carlos Villacreces Vázquez, Carmelo Migliaccio, Caroline Couzinie, Cécile Decurey, Céline Waucheul, Charles J Ogilvie, Charlotte Wessels, Chiara Allasia, Chip Moody, Chris Nicchi, Christian Antonio Castorena Varela, Christian Schild, Christian Timm, Christopher Cotmore, Chutolc, Claudio Mezzasalma, Colin Pollard, Curt J Thomas, Cynthia Caton, Czariney, Dafne Fierro, Dale Gantz, Damien Ferrand, Damien Ielsch, danae_count, Daniel Weis, Daniele Ghezzi, Dany Wilquin, Dave Brecht, Dave Zdybowicz, David Honsberger, David Jost, David Remely, David Sarah, David Workman, Debbie Levitt, Delzenne Dominique, Dennis Delgado, Diana Elizabeth Báez González, Diego Alberto Beltran Quintana, Dirk Wouters, doomsdaycomedy, Dorinke van der Zaag, Dylan Gibson, Ed van Viegen, Edwin Beens, Eero Päivärinta, Ekaterina Emelina, Elia Tufarolo, Eline Huls, Elisa Iaffaldano, Elizabeth Canziani, Ellen Kruger, Elsa Thouvenot, Emeric Grangette, Emilie Alaux, Emilie Garcin, Emilie McConville, Emma Houlton, Emma Wright, Eric Boeree, Eric Eijgelaar, Eric Hazebroek, Eric Saari, Erik Boode, Erik Reemers, Erik Schepers, Eugene Zheng Yong Sheng, Eva Cecilia Espino Nava, Evan Dungen, Evelyne Chabert, Evgeny Galperin, Fabian Barrios Acosta, Fabian Gonzalez Mendez, Fabio Rancati, Fabrice Timmermans, farbodkhalafi, Felipe Wilson, Ferdinand Gianotti, Fernando Miguel dos Santos Pires, Flemming Møller, Florian Fraisse, Fragoulis Sideris, Frances O’Hara, Francisco Gabriel Lirola Vélez, Francisco González Cerezo, Frank Reding, Frank Schiphorst, Frédéric Dubois, Frode Marthinussen, Gabriel Veiga, Garrett Kramnick, Gauthier Moindrot, George Chatzidakis, Gerard Wiersma, Giampaolo Demontis, Gisele Batista Silva, Giulio Calore, Glasset Frédéric, Glen Diefenbach, Gloria Rocío Giménez Gamarra, Göran Bergström, Goujon, Graham Jordan, Grégory Lécrivain, Guillermo García Malo, Gülce Çelen, Guy Kapteijns, Hans Thesing, Harko Dekker, Hartmut Thordsen, Heather Fries, Hector Mattamala Aravena, Henk Honing, Henk Westerik, Henk Winterboer, Hookham Keith, Huib Verheijden, Hylke Witjens, Ian Clarkson, Ian Sutherland, Ignazio di Salvo, Igor Castaneda Ferreira, Isabel Cortina, Jac Verhoeven, Jack Williams, Jade Anahí Alejo Solís, Jaime Aromin, Jan Ensing, Javier Fernandez, Jean-Christophe Le Brun, Jean-Yves Tizon, Jeffrey Bucholz, Jennifer Loomis, Jeremy Suttie, Jeroen Custers, Jettro Coenradie, Jim Gillooly, Jim Wilkinson, Joachim de Koning, JoAnne Taylor, Joe Petrafassi, Joel Blaise, Joëlla van Geloven – Berendse, Johan van Stratum, Johanna Rozkrut, John Aston, John Hughes, John Maloney, John Petrellis, John Rijnbout, John Winterbottom, Jordi Gol Montouto, Jorge Esteban Torres, Jorge Villalobos, Jorrit van Bennekom, Jose A. Lebron, Joselyn Lago, Joseph Gagne, Juan Aaron Hernández Rodríguez, Juan Fernandez, Juan Sanchez, Julia Kisiel, Julian Wheeler, Karen Ceja Trejo, Karina Báez Ortiz, Kassandra Novell, Kathleen Okimura, Katrina Bleckley, Kazunao Yamada, Keith McCarney, Kervin Martínez Dockendorf, Kevin Jackisch, Kevin Sheppard, Kim Bottas, Kimberly O’Conor, Kira Vlasenko, Klára Šestáková, Kostas Bragkatzis, Kristopher Warren, Lara Severens, Laurali Failla, Lauren Emily Bersek, Laurent Schleck, Leandro Meireles Braga, Leena litmanen, Lemercier Rodolphe, Leonardi Laura, Leonardo Vergara Portas, Leszek Szczepanski, Liam Barrett, Lisa Marie Wirries, Lisette, Liz Fisch, Luc Rivard, Luca Parmeggiani, Lynda Dumeix, Maddie Davidson, Maly Reyes, Manuel I. Bueno, Marc Gielissen, Marc Pittaluga, Marcel Bollmann, Marcel Schot, Marco Molin, Marek Przewozny, Margarita Saguilan Garcia, Maria Eleni Kloutsou, Maria Faridee Cruz García, Marie Bougon, Mario Ramirez V., Marisa Mann, Mark Harwood, Mark Williams, Mark-Jan van Rijn, Marta Coscujuela, Martin Boisvert, Martin Tröstl, Martti Remmelgas, Mathias Baumgärtner, Matt Johnson, Matt Mason, Matthew Wirth, Matthias Berwein, Matthieu Aulagnon, Maurice de la Rie, Mauro Lumia, Maxi Boulougari, Mervi Lampinen, Mic Fowkes, Michael Breedijk, Michael Hodder, Michael Krauss, Michael Watling, Michelle Baumer, Mick Birchall, Mike Hageman, Mike Luban, Mike Mills, Milly Figaroa, Mirco Marinelli, Miriam Cadoni, Mónica Astrid Estrada Rodrígueez, Morganne Luse, Moudy Fayed, naiadmystery, Naoyuki Kikuchi, Neil Wood, Nicki Süß, Nico Stad, Nicola Galiani, Nikolai Tchernitchin, Olivier Boutiere, Olivier Gerard, Omar Alejandro Salazar Guzmán, Omar Cabrera, Oscar Quintero, Pascale Dumont, Patricia Brown, Patricio Bustamante, Patrick Beyersbergen van Henegouwen, Paul du Maine, Paul Herrmann, Paul Simons, Paul Smith, Paulien Hagedoorn, Paulina Saavedra, Pawel Boroszko, Pedro Macedo, Périat Christophe, Perroux Aurore, Pete Yendle, Peter Klören, Peter Moon, Peter Shoemaker, Peter Takács, Peter Timmerman, Petr Kadlec, Petro Kazmirchuk, Pfaadt Yannick, Phil Vossen, Philippe W., Philippe W. Naud, Pierre Moreau, Pierre Seeuws, Pieter van Dorp, Pietro Frugoni, pimst, pmb13, Pouchèle Bruno, Radek Plch, Rafael Casadei, Rainer Kerber, Raul Bravo B., Rebecca Morgan, Remco Opdenkamp, Rémi Vuillermoz, René Camplair, Richard Ellington, Richard Hartwig, Rick Koggel, Rik Verstraete, Rob Bakker, Rob Martens, Rob Siegerist, Robert Gardner Jr, Robert Kloosterhuis, Robert William Edward Allen, Roberto Bovio, Roberto Castillo Acevedo, Roberto Hinojosa Leroux, Roberto Martinez, Roberto Ruiz Vicentello, Robin Smith, Rodrigo Tenorio, Roeland van den Akker, Roland Leicht, Ronald Plukker, Ronald van den Brink, Ronald van Selm, Roy Waterman, Rufus Grant, Rulz, Russ Johnson, Ruth Jochems, Ruud Franken, Sardjana Soegijarto, Scott Frisbie, Sebastian Arana Garza, Sergey Gerashchenko, Sergio Ignacio Godoy González, Sharik Derksen, Sharon Willems, Shaun Crocker, Shehaly Salgado Rodriguez, Shinichi Yasugi, Shona Bird, Shondolyn Gibson, Siân Mackie, Silvano Iorizzo, Simon Furness, Simon Kneller, Simon Timms, Simone A Fabiano, Sivan Entelis, Sjoerd Korving, sletourneau2007, Solonix, Sonia Mezquita, Sorin Iszlai, Stefan van Bennekum, Stefano Ceresa, Stefano Palmas, Steiver Patrick, Stéphane Aguilera, Stephane Godest, Steven Hurowitz, Steven Michael Thompson, Sylvain Mathey, Sylvia Bergwerff, Takashi Oguchi, Tarcísio Rosa, Tazdin Amietszajew, Telmo Jose Pereira Dias, Thomas Becker, Thomas J Bouton, Tijn Faas, Timmermans Hugues, Timothy Jacobson, Tina Jensen, To Tuan Khanh David, Tom Livermore, Tom McCudden, Tomas Siegl, Ton van Lint, Trevor Chanai Hicken, Trevor Warren, Valeria De Natale, Valerie Van Hul, Valerio Recenti, Veronica Annalisa Ferrucci, Victor A Finger, Victoria Martinez, Vikram Wintersun, Vincent Angelicchio, Vincent Chan, Vincent Pera, Vivien Scalbert, Waleska Andrea Alarcón Pérez, Warren Hulme, Wil Holland, Wiljo Mertens, Will Russell, Will Russell, William Fugere, William Grabowski, Wim van Ginkel, Wolter Taekema, Wouter Hendrickx, Wouter van Aken, Xavier Altamirano, Yadira Guillén Hidalgo, Yakov Barak, Yúbal Fernández Moreno, Yuka Noguchi, Yutaka Minohara

My debut solo album: “Unprecedented”

Dear friends,
As you may know I’ve been working on my first solo album for quite a while now. I’ve had all kinds of setbacks and delays but I’m ecstatic to say that the album is finally done and ready to see the light! Check it out, this is going to be the cover (designed by my lovely sister Diana, based on a photo taken by the great Gema Perez)!

unprecedented cover

I’m so incredibly proud of this album! It’s helped me discover so many things about myself, and I’ve learned so much from putting it together.

I want to release the album on my own, but I need your help! I’ve set up a crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo, click here to check it out and read more about the details of the album, and watch the videoclip of the first single Found!.

With your help, I can give this album a proper release: invest in promotion and shows to really put it out there! What’s in it for you? Well, through this campaign you’ll have the chance to get your hands on the album before anyone else, and have access to some unique goodies that won’t be available elsewhere.

I’m very excited (and incredibly nervous, btw) about starting this campaign. I hope you like the song and video of the campaign and that, if you do, you feel like chipping in and/or sharing it with your friends; with your help I’m sure this album will be a huge success! Thank you in advance, consider yourself virtually hugged for just reading this message <3 <3

Lots of love,
Marcela

The end is the beginning is the end

Dear friends,

As you may or may not have seen yet, the guys of Stream of Passion and I just announced that, after a few shows this year, we’ll be calling it quits.

This is seriously have been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever had to make; we’ve been through so many wonderful things together, have had the pleasure of sharing tons of beautiful experiences. Some of the brightest, most joyful moments in my life I’ve experienced in this band.

However, it was time to take a good, long look into the future, and we’ve decided that the best for us is to go with a bang and move on. Before it becomes a burden; before we loose the drive and good energy that we’ve had so far. And we will have a proper goodbye, check out the tour section of the Stream of Passion website for a list of final shows we’ll be doing before quitting. I hope we see you there!

Please never forget how grateful we are for the moments we’ve had together, THANK YOU. You kept us going through good times and bad, you made it all happen! I will cherish what we’ve experienced with the band forever.

And please don’t forget to keep an eye on this site and on the rest of the guys. We’ll all continue to make music in some way or the other, and would love to continue having the honour of sharing it with you.

Lots of love,

Marcela

Some new pictures

On my last visit to France with Stream of Passion I had the pleasure to meet up with the lovely Emilie Garcin, photographer extraordinaire! Not only did she make some nice shots of Stream of Passion live (check them out on her Facebook page!), but we also organized a little photo session in the backstage of the venue in Lyon. Here are some of my personal favorites! I hope you like them 🙂

2015 was awesome

Happy 2016, my friends! I hope this new year brings you lots of love, health and happiness!

2015 was an incredible year, I can’t believe I had the chance to do so many wonderful things: joining MayaN and Maiden uniteD on stage, performing with Karmaflow together with the Metropole Orchestra, doing several European gigs and festivals with The Gentle Storm, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Stream of Passion with some wonderful shows, performing at Ayreon‘s The Theater Equation next to an all star cast of singers, even having my very first solo show ever! And what I’m personally the most proud of: recording my first solo album. I know you guys are still waiting for it, I’m still working on some details and hope to bring you more news very soon! In the meantime, you can order the first album single Found! if you can’t wait to hear something 🙂

What will 2016 bring? Lots more surprises, gigs and new music! Can’t wait to put it all out there and share it with you all.

Thank you once again for your unconditional support! I really hope to see you all very soon on a stage near you 🙂

xx
Marcela

 

A souvenir from November 29

Christmas is almost here! Are you excited? I hope you all enjoy this holiday period, surrounded by family and friends! Don’t cut back on the love! Give hugs all around!

I’m looking back to a most awesome year. A gazillion wonderful things happened, but of the things I’m the most proud was giving my very first solo show ever, on November 29 in Tilburg. I played a lot of new songs, that I’d very much like to remain a mystery so I’m glad they didn’t land on YouTube! Thank you all who came to the show for keeping it that way 🙂

But I did find this: one of the Stream of Passion songs I played that night. Since it’s already there I thought I’d bring it to your attention, and I hope you like it!

Thanks to Rob Siegerist for the video!

And a very Merry Christmas to you all xx

Marcela

An unforgettable evening

My friends, my heart is full of joy…

12314695_1261251607233588_5322984338877226763_o

Yesterday I performed as a solo artist for the very first time ever: I had the pleasure of presenting the songs of my upcoming solo album at the beautiful Klasse Theatre in Tilburg. I have to admit, I was rather nervous! This was the first time most of these songs were heard by anyone, and I didn’t know what to expect: wether you were going to like them or think I’m completely nuts 🙂

I was happily surprised with the fact that so many people came to see the show even though the album hasn’t been released. The theatre was nice and full! What a dream come true for a first show!

I’ve received all kinds of wonderful comments and I want to deeply thank you for that. I’ve bared my soul completely during this show, and shared a lot of thoughts and ideas behind these songs; I’ve never dared do that before, and I’m glad I did.

Once again, to all of you wonderful people who were there: thank you so, SO much for taking your time to go see the show! For your warmth and support! And very special thanks to the Cassadó Quartet for joining me on this little adventure!

I definitely want to do this again. Don’t know how or when, but it will definitely happen! I’ll keep you posted 🙂 In the meantime, click here to check out the photos made by Sharik!

xxxx

Marcela

Tiny song teaser!

Oh man, this is so exciting! And a bit nerve breaking to be honest :), since it’s the first time I post a little preview of my upcoming solo album! Since it’s very different from all you know from me I’m really curious what you think. Here it is!

I hope you like it! And that you come see the show if you can! You can get your tickets here: www.jbmevents.com/tickets

xx

Looking back on The Theater Equation

12006485_500197540144192_8030997080835069243_o

Last weekend I had the honor an privilege to perform at The Theater Equation, a theater adaptation of Ayreon‘s The Human Equation. Now, if you know my story then you know this album changed my life; it was because of this album and the great opportunity that Arjen Lucassen gave me to perform the role of Wife (thank you again, Arjen!!) that:

  • Stream of Passion came to existence
  • I had the chance to tour through so many wonderful places
  • I met my wonderful husband
  • I ended up moving to Holland

So this album means a lot, A WHOLE LOT to me. And to have the opportunity of presenting it at the beautiful Luxor Theater in Rotterdam, along with a top level cast of incredible singers and a world-class band, well… that was just a fairy tale coming to life!!

Theater is very special: working so closely with a group of people for a while creates an incredible bond. And I feel so blessed to have gotten to know and work with these incredible people. We had lots and lots of laughs, we worked hard and enjoyed every single minute of this experience.

Super duper big thanks to Yvette Boertje who made this all happen, and pushed through her limits to make of this production something I’m sure all of us (cast, band, choir, crew and audience) will remember fondly for the rest of our lives!