Nicholas Brian Marsh aka PUBLIC at the 2013 ASCAP
|Birth name||Nicholas Brian Marsh|
|Also known as||Public|
|Born||January 31, 1986|
|Origin||Palo Alto, California, United States|
|Genres||Dance, electronic, pop|
|Occupation(s)||Songwriter, record producer, DJ, artist|
|Associated acts||Chris Brown, Kelis, Cheryl Cole, N-Dubz, Kerli, PUBLIC, David Tort, Blake Lewis, Free School, William Orbit, Priscilla Renea, Benny Benassi|
Nicholas "Nick" Marsh (born January 31, 1986, Palo Alto, California, United States) (also known as "Public") is an American Grammy Award nominated record producer and songwriter, and 2012 ASCAP "most performed songs of the year" award winner. He has worked with Chris Brown, John Legend, Cheryl Cole, Kelis, N-dubz, Kerli, Priscilla Renea, Brian "BK" Kennedy, The Black Eyed Peas, Jesse McCartney, The Noisettes and William Orbit amongst others. Marsh resides in Los Angeles, CA as of 2014.
Nicholas Brian Marsh was born on January 31, 1986, in Palo Alto, California. Marsh's father is from Blackpool, England and his mother is from Mountain View, California. Marsh began playing guitar at the age of 10, and at 11 had begun tooling with 4-track tape recorders. Marsh grew up playing in punk bands and was an avid soccer player. After attending Berklee College of Music for a brief stint, Nick gave up garage bands and moved onto electronic music and DJing. After three years of touring and DJing in the bay area, Marsh moved from San Francisco to LA and began working with the production team "Free School". Together they worked on a number of releases including the Grammy award-winning "FAME" and the Grammy nominated "Graffiti", and the Grammy nominated "Fortune". In the Summer of 2011, Marsh left Free School to perform/DJ under the name "PUBLIC", and continues to write and produce with various songwriters and artists. Marsh also co-wrote Chris Brown's smash hit "Don't Wake Me Up' which won the ASCAP award for most performed songs of the year in 2012 alongside Alain Whyte, Allessandro Benassi, Brian "BK" Kennedy, Brown, Marco "Benny" Benassi, Michael McHenry, Priscilla "Priscilla Renea" Hamilton, Ryan Buendia and William Orbit, which went number one in three countries.
PUBLIC is the dance-electronic project formed by Nick Marsh. PUBLIC has performed with The Crystal Method, Afrika Bambaataa, DJ Skeet Skeet and Deadmau5. Marsh also performed select dates of the 2013 Identity Festival alongside Eric Prydz, Hardwell, Wolfgang Gartner, Chuckie, Bingo Players, Porter Robinson, Adrian Lux, Paul Van Dyk and Kerli, amongst others. PUBLIC sports a custom disco ball mask created and designed by Marsh. The mask also appears in Chris Brown's video "Look at Me Now", in which Marsh had designed the mask especially for Brown.
PUBLIC's first single "THANK U!!!" reached number 16 on Music Week's Club Charts in the UK, and was also released by Ministry of Sound Australia. A video was shot in Los Angeles and released on July 6, 2012.
Writing and Production credits
- Blake Lewis – Heartbreak on Vinyl
- "Left My Baby for You"
- Chris Brown – Graffiti
- For Ur Love
- "Chase Our Love"
- Girlfriend Feat. Lupe Fiasco
- "They Say"
- Chris Brown – FAME
- "Bomb Feat. Wiz Khalifa"
- Chris Brown – FORTUNE
- David Tort
- Kelis – Flesh Tone
- Cheryl Cole – Messy Little Raindrops
- N-Dubz – Love.Live.Life
- "Morning Star"
- PUBLIC – "THANK U!!! Single'"
- THANK U!!!
- Z.Tao – Z.TAO
- "Feel Awake"
- [[JAX]] (singer)|JAX]] – Funny (EP)
- "D16 Group Audio Software – Beyond Perfection – Endorsement". D16.pl. October 18, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- "PUBLIC – THANK U!!! (Official UNCENSORED Electro Music Video) 2012". YouTube. July 6, 2012. Retrieved 2013-04-01.
- "Rubber Duck Shop". Rubberduck.com. Retrieved 2013-04-01.