Marcia Gomes is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and actor. Born into a family of several generations of gifted musicians, Marcia's home was always filled with music. ​Her soulful originals are inspired by jazz, gospel, Latin, and R&B. From Dionne Warwick to The Edwin Hawkins Singers, from Ray Charles and Lou Rawls to Wes Montgomery, from Chaka Khan and Jill Scott to Sergio Mendes to Sting, her musical influences are rich and diverse. Marcia's deeply moving songs explore themes of faith, hope, redemption, and social justice. 

Marcia is a Cleo Laine vocal scholarship recipient and graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in voice and songwriting. Her debut album of originals, Overcome: Songs of Faith, Love and Justice, was produced by June Millington and released in 2020.

Before moving to western MA, Marcia performed with several popular local Boston bands including the jazz bands Straight Ahead and MaShanDi Jhazz, an all-female R&B dance band called ​Sistahs of the Yam, and Move, an R&B pop band. 

Marcia has performed and collaborated with Evelyn Harris, Samirah Evans, June Millington, Miro Sprague, Khalif Neville, and Eugene Uman, among others. 

She has appeared onstage in Boston at Ryles, Club Passim, Club 1369, and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and in western MA at Bombyx Center for Arts and Equity, Holyoke Gateway City Arts, The Drake, Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, Shea Theater Arts Center, Arts Block, Augusta Savage Gallery at UMass Amherst, and  APE Gallery, among other venues. 

Marcia is also a talented actor. She was a principal cast member and composer for the play S.I.N.G: Silence is Never Golden, which premiered at the Boston Center for the Arts and toured locally for two years. She starred as the Lady in Purple in Serious Play Theater Ensemble's production of For Colored Girls Who have Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf by Ntozake Shange, which premiered at the A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton. She is currently working on her own musical.

Marcia teaches music at Amherst Regional Middle School and at the Institute for the Musical Arts summer music program for girls in Western Massachusetts.  

Photo courtesy of Bobby Davis

Marcia's voice soars with effortless grace with a lovely tonal quality that is breathtaking. Her songwriting is thoughtful, accessible, and engaging. Her passion draws you into her world. ”

— Samirah Evans, jazz vocalist