Graham Marsh (producer)

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Graham Marsh
Origin Georgia, U.S.
Genres Pop, rock, blues, soul, urban, R&B, hip hop, funk
Occupation(s) Producer, mixer, writer, engineer, multi-instrumentalist
Years active 2005–present
Associated acts Leona Lewis, Bruno Mars, Ceelo Green
Website grahammarshmusic.com

Graham N. Marsh (born September 27, 1979) is an American record producer, recording engineer and multi-instrumentalist from Georgia. He has helped produce four Grammy Award-winning albums from sixteen nominations.[1] He is also half of the Brooklyn indie pop duo CLAVVS with singer-songwriter Amber Renee.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Marsh is a graduate of Full Sail University's Recording Arts program.[4] He started his career in Atlanta working at Jermaine Dupri's "Southside Studios" for So So Def Recordings where he worked with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Nelly and Bryan Michael Cox. While at Southside Studios, Marsh met Dallas Austin's engineer/programmer, Rick Sheppard and was hired to work at Dallas' DARP Studios. Marsh worked at DARP as an assistant to Dallas and Sheppard, engineering recordings for Natalie Cole, George Clinton, Joss Stone, The Sugababes and Lionel Richie.[5]

Marsh steadily became in very heavy demand as more people became aware of his amazing talents as an engineer. He has engineered, produced and given his multi-instrumentalist talents[6] to a very long list of well known megastars including Asher Roth, Fantasia, Leona Lewis, Estelle, Nas, Travie McCoy, The Constellations, Plies, Ciara, Amerie, Juvenile, Ludacris, "Rick Ross", Common, Novel, Kelis, Kid Cudi, Chase and Status, The Teddybears, and Bruno Mars.[7][8] In recognition of his engineering talents Marsh was nominated for "Outstanding Creative Achievement" at the 27th annual TEC Awards.[9]

Marsh met Cee Lo Green at one of his freelancing jobs which proved to be a Grammy winning union. Marsh and Cee Lo Green formed the production team The Grey Area to work on music that would be mainstream hits. He collaborated on Gnarls Barkley's The Odd Couple and Cee Lo's 2010 multi-platinum smash "Fuck You" from The Lady Killer album.[10] The result of this collaboration was Graham receiving two Grammy nominations,[11] with one win for Best Urban/Alternative Performance for the song "Fuck You".[12]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Graham Marsh has won four Grammy Awards from sixteen nominations.

Year Awardee Category Result
2007 Ludacris "Release Therapy"[13] Best Rap Album Won
2009 Gnarls Barkley "The Odd Couple"[14] Best Alternative Music Album Nominated
Gnarls Barkley "Going On" Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal[15] Nominated
2010[16] CeeLo Green "F**k You" Best Urban/Alternative Performance Won
CeeLo Green "F**k You" Record of the Year Nominated
CeeLo Green "F**k You" Song of the Year Nominated
Common "Universal Mind Control" Best Rap Album Nominated
Fantasia Back to Me Best R&B Album Nominated
2011[17] The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (soundtrack) Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Nominated
2012[18] Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans [19] Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
CeeLo Green Lady Killer Best Pop Vocal Album Nominated
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans [20] Album of the Year Nominated
Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans Record of the Year Nominated
Bruno Mars "Grenade" Best Pop Solo Performance Nominated
CeeLo Green "Fool For You" Best Traditional R&B Performance Won
CeeLo Green "Fool For You" Grammy Award for Best R&B Song Won

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yuscavage, Chris. "Hit Factory – Full Sail Live" (PDF). anepmusicgroup.com. thesource.com. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.clavvs.com
  3. ^ Castro, Guillermo. "Steady Climb the Mountain: A CLAVVS Journey." Immersive Atlanta. http://immersiveatlanta.com/steady-climb-the-mountain-a-clavvs-journey/
  4. ^ "53rd Annual GRAMMY® Awards: All five Album of the Year Nominees Featured Grads". fullsail.edu. Full Sail University. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  5. ^ "Demo Listening Session 3". South by SouthWest. 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  6. ^ "SXSW Guide". austin2012.sched.org. Sched.org. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  7. ^ "Graham Marsh Discography". discogs.com. Discogs. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "All Music". allmusic.com. AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  9. ^ "27th Annual TEC Awards Nominees Outstanding Creative Achievement". tecfoundation.com. NammFoundation. Archived from the original on October 18, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Cee Lo, Marsh, Marroquin interview extras". emusician.com. NewBay Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  11. ^ "NEWS/ Complete List of Nominees for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards". eonline.com. E! Entertainment Television, LLC. A Division of NBCUniversal. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  12. ^ "GOSSIP: 2010 Grammy Nominees". radionowindy.com. RadioNOW Indy. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  13. ^ Adaso, Henry. "2007 Grammy Awards Winners49th Annual Grammy Awards – Rap Nominees and Winners". rap.about.com. About.com. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  14. ^ "Grammy 2009 Winners List". mtv.com. Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  15. ^ "Grammy 2009 Winners List". mtv.com. Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. Retrieved July 27, 2014.
  16. ^ "LA Times". LAtimes.com. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  17. ^ "Complete List of Grammy Winners & Nominees". billboard.com. Billboard. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  18. ^ "2014 Grammy Nominee: Bruno Mars". CBS.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  19. ^ "All Music Graham Marsh Credits". allmusic.com. AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved July 28, 2014.
  20. ^ "Grammy Nominations 2012". phcityonweb.com. PhcityonWeb. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  21. ^ "All Music". allmusic.com. AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved July 27, 2014.