2 years after releasing their debutalbum „darling of fortune“ marieel have grown together to a powerful & fresh liveband. Always coming up with some new specialguest added to the maingroup the songs never sound the same. Now working on the second album (out end 2014) marieel are ready to take their musical vision to the next level! Stay tuned!

„DARLING OF FORTUNE“ is a unique and sparkling mix of a soulful afro-european voice, jazzy harmonies, hiphop-beats, african percussion and beautiful melodies. For MARIEELs debut-record, producer Emanuel Manollo and some of the finest musicians in switzerland created an adventures landscape for the travels of lead singer Mariel Zambellis. Featurings with french Rapstar DISIZ and Spoken Word artist Eto Otitigbe from New York give another special vibe to this sensual listening experience.

THE BAND consists of a circle of musicians that are well known for their amazing musical skills and soulful playing. In a MARIEEL LIVE-PERFORMANCE each one of them enjoys the freedom to play the albumideas differently each time. This makes every gig a unique experience. The maingoal is „togethering“ and creating loveenergy & positive vibrations through music.



If you book us you can work with line ups between 4 an 9 musicians, depending on your location and budget. Also the show can be different depending on your festival or we will play the album more jazzy, hiphop, neo-soul, world, african, experimental...


albumreview by swisschris

(former john legend-drummer/md) 

„what an interesting fusion of great grooves, cannons, feels and sounds, colors, poetic messages, lyrical singing, fluent rapping“

„i love the drums great feel and sound, beautiful layers, great mix of programmed and live drumming good stuff“

„interesting choices of changes....the record is rich with beautiful harmonies, melodies and riddims“

„a fresh and inspiring breath , one foot in the roots and one foot ahead moving … i love the arrangements … great singing, great playing“

„i will check it more … as you know the more you listen to it the more dimensions can be capture … great work!“

peace SwissChris 


line up maingroup

Mariel Zambellis  voc

Emanuel the Manollo  drums / md

Fabian M. Mueller  piano / fender rhodes

David Mäder  bass

Stefan Widmer  saxophones & flute


line up additional

Phil Labhart  trumpet / flügelhorn

Marcel Waldburger  synths

Stefan Baumann  violoncello

Yamoussa Sylla  afropercussion

Dario Sisera  latinpercussion & pad

Leroy Zambellis  mpc

Mathias Gasser  soundengineer