If Music be the Food of Love


Shakespeare once said, “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it”. This combination of love for music in excess is exactly the right mixture which Marcia Alves has.

“I have always had an inclination towards music and entertainment. As a kid and through high school, music was always somehow a part of my life. Taking me on a trip and back, I see it more as a style of life than a career that I have chosen. Challenging at times, it has its major rewards but I believe it’s all about the journey, right?” Alves said.

Her love for music has pushed her to the extreme of giving up a full-time job a year ago which has been financially challenging.

If Music be the Food of Love

“I felt that I needed to risk it and fully immerse myself in a space that I created, whereby my talents and dreams would be able to flourish. It’s a different kind of way, not knowing exactly how to get to what you want. There’s no rule book for this kind of thing, kinda like uncharted territory, but I couldn’t resist and have ended up in a really exciting place”, she said.

There are many exciting things happening for Alves at the moment, two in particular which really stand out. One is that she is releasing a track and the other is that she is building a recording studio in her house. But first things first, we would like to know what we can expect from this album.

The Red Telephone - Remember the Morning

“It’s called, Remember The Morning. It’s an electronic act I have with Craig Dean Schouw. He’s an extremely talented Producer and somehow we just fit musically. It’s been a lifetime of making music (I was also in a band, Them Birds) and everyday you learn more, but with this project, I’m particularly excited to see where it’s going to take me.

Who knows, one day I could be traveling the world, playing from city to city! That’s living the dream,” she excitedly explains.

Polaroid - From Holland with love

We would like to wish her all the best with that but a project a little closer to home is having a studio built in her home as we speak.

“We’re calling it Sound Station Studios and we’re building it ourselves, with the expertise and knowledge we’ve gained from working in the live event industry. It’s going to be fully sound-proofed but with the wooden floor and high ceilings exposed giving it its own unique sound. It’s a space for artists that we meet along the way who need a place to record but who can’t really afford it. It’s also a place where musos from all over can meet and jam together. Lots of sporadic live jam sessions are going to be happening. A space for creativity and music,” she said.

All this sounds exciting and we are sure that all of this must be keeping her busy, so will she be able to make time to let us know where and when she will be performing?


“I feel the most difficult thing in the industry is keeping people in the loop. I’m going to make a concerted effort for those genuinely interested in these projects and who want to be kept informed on all the happenings. You can drop me an email brainchildct@gmail.com and I will also make an effort to share the journey with those who really want to know”, she said.

We look forward to hearing what is next for this talented young musician and wish her all the best.

Social Media:
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/RememberTheMorning
Twitter handle – @remthem
First track – https://soundcloud.com/remthem/paloi

Chilton Mellem
Editor, With a National Diploma in Journalism from CPUT and experience as a newspaper reporter, Chilton shares Dino’s passion for the Portuguese community in South Africa.