Author Archives: Markeisha Ensley

Happy Spring

First off, Happy Spring.. VERY happy to see this winter go, especially since returning from FL i’ve just officially had enough of the cold!
Anyways, got a few more March shows for ya!
TONIGHT, 3/20, i’ll be performing at a benefit for the Leave A Lasting Mark Concert series, @ the Bitter End.  It will be a night of all Motown music, featuring some of NYC’s finest musicians and singers!  I’ll be playing piano on a few and singing a Smokey Robinson CLASSIC!  Here’s the link

Thurs, 3/21 I’ll be performing w/ the band at the Hostelling International (yeah really!) on the UWS as part of the Newer Sounds concerts series…… should be an interesting one!

Then Fri I’ll be heading to Cape May, New Jersey w/ band (Chris K and Elly G) for their annual Singer/Songwriter Fest!

8:30pm @ the BROWN ROOM (in Congress Hall)
251 Beach Avenue

9:30pm@ the MERION INN
106 Decatur St at Columbia Ave

*BOTH shows are FREE, and for both i will be on beautiful grand pianos!

AND, on Sat 3/30 the band will be making our long anticipated return to the awesome Rockwood Music Hall.… post-brunch matinee show @ 3:30p.  REALLY hope you can make this one!

Hostelling Int'l 3/21/13 Show Promo

Singer/Songwriter Cape May 2013 Poster


Been in (not so) sunny Florida since Monday. Performed that night at the “Songwriter Showcase”, presented by Chrystal Hartigan @ the Broward Performing Arts Center in Ft Lauderdale..  Was a first rate night all the way around – great songwriters (Pop Wagner, Spider John Koerner, J.D. Danner), great crew and great sound!  (if only all gigs could go down like that!)

TOMORROW (3/14) will be performing at Kitchen 305 @ the Newport Beachside Resort Hotel… doing 2 sets solo, starting at 8p  (Click HERE for more info on FB event page)

Kitchen 305 Promo Poster, N. Miami, FL 3/14/131180537
Promo poster for show @ Kitchen 305 at the Newport Beachside Resort, 3/14/13. N Miami

CH Songwriter Showcase Playbill, 3/11/13
Playbill from “Songwriter Showcase”, presented by Chrystal Hartigan @ the Broward Performing Arts Center Mar 11th, 2013

Alive with Clive

February has turned into a GREAT month of press!… the High Times shout out, the airing of a TV performance on the Alive With Clive show, interviews for Green Living and Epoca Verde internet radio shows, and now this very cool article from the fine folks at Virtuosity Magazine..  I’m all a-buzzin!  🙂

High Times pic
From High Times Magazine, “Unsigned Band of the Month” Feb 2013

clive screenshot
Webcast screenshot of performance (w/ Chris Kelly) on the “Alive w/ Clive” show.

Valentine’s Day

Some sad news…the Living Room will be closing its doors at the current Ludlow st location next month… this was THE venue i was determined to play when i moved back to NYC years ago.  Though i’m bummed, I am VERY happy I’m getting to perform there one last time!

Will be doing a full band show next Thurs the 14th.  Very excited to have some NEW music to play for you all!

Will be joined by Chris Kelly (bass,vox) and Seth Faulk (drums)

It’s Valentine’s Day, so any singles get in free.
(and polyamorous groups too, because the more TRULY is the merrier!….)

Funny4-Valentine-Rain copy
WHEN: Thurs, Feb 14th, 7pm (sharp!)
WHERE: Living Room, 154 Ludow St
FB event page


****Got a recent cable TV performance and a couple of internet show interviews airing in the next couples of weeks..  Here’s the deets if you wanna tune in-Interviews I did with the Build a Better Planet internet radio shows  – “Green Living” and “Epoca Verde” (in spanish), will be airing NEXT Monday, Feb 11th.  Can go to for more details  (“Green Living” will be also airing on Island 107.1 FM in the Florida Keys).-A performance and interview I did on the “Alive with Clive” show will be airing on Channel 76 in White Plains on Monday, February 18, at 8.30 p.m., and on Wednesday, February 20, at 7 p.m  It can also be seen at those same times on the Internet at (click on the “Watch Live” button)

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!  Just confirmed our first show of the year!.. NEXT WED, Jan 9th, at the Cake Shop (first time playing there!, 8pm..
sharing bill w/ friend Sam Shaber (The Happy Problem.
Click HERE for Facebook invite

Then later this month, Jan 23rd, i’ll be singing a couple (and playing keys w/ the house band) at Brooklyn Bowl for the annual Beatles Complete on UkuleleBenefit, hosted by friend, Roger Greenawalt
Go HERE for FB invite

BTW, the interview I did w/ High Times is up on their website now at: