TUFR Featured Artists: Marcy Levy and Laurence Juber
Marcy Levy and Laurence Juber are Turn Up For Recovery's Featured Artists! Their special performances debut April 17 at 11am PST / 2pm EST / 7pm BST on Turn Up For Recovery's YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/turnupforrecovery.
Turn up for Recovery is a charitable movement raising awareness of abstinence-based recovery, tackling the stigma of addiction and helping make treatment affordable to people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The idea for Turn up for Recovery (TUFR) came to founder, Melia Clapton, while walking her dog. She wanted to tackle the stigma around addiction and alcoholism and raise awareness about the power of abstinence based recovery. It’s a topic very close to her heart, having supported family members throughout their recovery. Her vision is for an inclusive community of artists, music lovers and those affected by addiction coming together to have a good time, talk about recovery and raise money for others to get the help that they need. Melia Clapton announced the movement in September 2019 during Eric Clapton’s 2019 Crossroads Guitar Festival.
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MARCY LEVY (AKA Marcella Detroit) is a musician, singer and songwriter. She launched her career in her hometown of Detroit where she crossed paths and performed wtih Bob Seger and Leon Russell. After moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma to further her career, she was invited to join Eric Clapton's band. A member of EC’s band from 1974 to 1978 and 1984-1985, she was also his most frequent song-writing partner. They co-wrote “Innocent Times”, “Lay Down Sally”, “The Core”, and “Roll It” and Eric recorded “Hungry”, a song Marcy co-wrote with Dick Simms, another EC band member. After Marcy Levy left the band, Eric continued to record her compositions including “Tangled In Love.”
In 1988, Marcy formed Shakespears Sister with former Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey. The duo enjoyed much chart success, including eight consecutive weeks at Number 1 in the UK charts with the song "Stay." It is still the longest running number one for a female band in the UK.
A solo career followed with even more chart success, including the highly acclaimed "I Believe" from Marcy’s album, "Jewel." Other records include "feeler,” "Dancing Madly Sideways," and a return to her blues roots with "The Upside of Being Down."
On July 8, 2018, Marcy reunited on stage with EC during his concert in London’s Hyde Park before 65,000 people.
LAURENCE JUBER is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings, he has since established himself as renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer.
Known to his fans as LJ, he has recorded more than two dozen albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. His latest release, The Fab 4th, is his fourth album in a continuing series of arrangements for solo guitar of Beatles songs.
As a studio musician, LJ can be heard on recordings from artists as diverse as Harry Styles, Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks, and Seal. He is featured on the soundtracks to hundreds of TV shows such as Home Improvement and movies including Dirty Dancing, Good Will Hunting and Pocahontas.