The Marcy Levy Band was a blues-oriented band fronted by ex-Shakespears Sister member Marcella Detroit. Detroit described the project as "getting back to my roots, the stuff that expired me in the first place. So I decided to contact all my blues friends and do a record."
2002-2007: Button Fly Blues and The Upside of Being Down
The Marcy Levy band's debut EP Button Fly Blues received a limited release under Handmade Records, Detroit and the band's only release with the label. During this era, they also toured with Carlos Guitarlos. They released their debut studio album The Upside of Being Down in July 2006 under Detroit's independent label Lofi Records, and split in 2007.