BIOGRAPHY

Marshmellow is the alter-ego of singer/songwriter/author Marshall Smith based in Auckland, New Zealand.

A well established New Zealand based songwriter, composer and producer, Marshall has written music for major international movies, documentaries and commercials for many years such as: Morgan Freeman, ABC, ESPN, BBC, BSkyB, Discovery, TVNZ, TV3, SBS, MTV, Fox... He has more than 1000 tracks published all around the world. He has been an APRA Silver Scroll Finalist and the recipient of many other awards for his music over the years.

Whilst living in the UK for 6 years he played live in venues all over England and has also toured in China and played extensively in NZ with previous band The New Freedom.

The album “Love Is Love” features 15 newly produced tracks with collaborations from all around the globe. All tracks are written, performed and produced by Marshmellow - with special guests Kings (NZ) & 3ple (NYC) & Alessandro Cruel (Italy). The album is supported by a stunning video for the track ‘The Moment I Wake Up’ created by Mardo El-Noor and is available for purchase / streaming on Apple & Spotify.

Marshall is the MD of leading music production house The Sound Room and is also the Chairperson of the Screen Composers Guild of NZ. He regularly speaks on music & the film industry and mentors young artists as part of the Depot Artspace programme.

He also is a regular face on TV screens on many commercials over the years and presented Big Wednesday for NZ Lotteries for 3 years.

 

AWARDS

Berlinale Talent Campus
Berlin, Germany

Professional Development Award
ART Venture Trust

Professional Development Award
NZ Film Commission

WWF Ocean Views – Finalist
‘Plankton & Rust’

Song of The Year USA – Honorable Mention
‘Whenever You Call’

APRA Silver Scroll Awards – Finalist
‘Grey Boy’

Nashville Songwriting Competition – Finalist
‘Old Mustang’

International Song Competition – Finalist
‘Rather Be Kissing You’

NZ RockShop Song Competition – 3rd
‘Grey Boy’

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