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Marla Palma Band

R&B, Blues, Rock, Soul & 


About Marla


Booking info

 Marla grew up singing along with her radio and her mother's record collection which ranged from Broadway musicals, Classical, to Rock.  As a young girl she trained classically in school choir and later cultivated her vocals by listening to and copying her idols, including Eva Cassidy and Mary Ann Redmond.  With a passion for most music genres, Marla's vocal style and originals are mostly influenced by R&B, rock, soul and blues legends of the '70s, '80s and '90s.


About the Band


Marla Palma Band members are:  Marla Palma on lead vocals, Pat Costa on guitar, Phil Smith on electric bass, and Jim Howe on drums.  They perform R&B, high energy Blues, Rock, Soul and originals. From the hits of Stevie Wonder,  Aretha Franklin,James Brown, Chaka Khan, Doobie Brothers, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi and many more!

News & Events

Want Marla to "Rock your Soul" at your event or  venue? Click here to contact us.


February 15, 2017:

Rock My Soul, our CD, is finally available for sale!  Click on the photo to go to and listen to samples of the songs.  They are available for purchase, individually, or you can purchase the entire album.  Or come to one of our shows and purchase one in person!

UPDATE AS OF 5/5/16:


The CD is in its final stage of production!  Unfortunately it won't be ready for Saturday's show but hopefully we should  have it in our hands by June.  I have gained a true appreciation for music production through this process-for the amount of hours and energy that go into each song and the expenses to put it all together.  It has also been quite a useful education.  I do believe we have a great product that you all will enjoy and I look forward to being able to present it to you very soon!