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Artist


Kerry​​ ​​Marshall

Guitarist/Producer/Instructor


Kerry​ ​"2​ ​Smooth"​ ​Marshall​ ​is​ ​a​ ​talented​ ​and​ ​celebrated​ ​guitarist,​ ​instructor,​ ​session​ ​player,​ ​social influencer,​ ​producer,​ ​artist​ ​developer​ ​and​ ​voting​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Recording​ ​Academy.​ ​His​ ​unique, innovative​ ​and​ ​signature​ ​sound​ ​is​ ​one​ ​that​ ​is​ ​sought​ ​after​ ​by​ ​many​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​country.​ ​This North​ ​Carolina​ ​native​ ​began​ ​learning​ ​guitar​ ​at​ ​an​ ​early​ ​age,​ ​and​ ​immediately​ ​began​ ​a​ ​quest​ ​to make​ ​a​ ​difference​ ​in​ ​the​ ​world​ ​of​ ​music.​ ​After​ ​relocating​ ​to​ ​Birmingham,​ ​Alabama​ ​at​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of 11,​ ​he​ ​rapidly​ ​became​ ​known​ ​as​ ​a​ ​phenomenon​ ​in​ ​the​ ​region.​ ​In​ ​2012,​ ​his​ ​band​ ​Nurdy​ ​Tunes, won​ ​first​ ​place​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Strange​ ​Arrange​ ​competition​ ​where​ ​they​ ​were​ ​awarded​ ​$10,000​ ​and​ ​an opportunity​ ​to​ ​remake​ ​a​ ​live​ ​version​ ​of​ ​one​ ​of​ ​Musiq​ ​Soulchild’s​ ​records​ ​with​ ​him​ ​in​ ​studio.​ ​A driven​ ​perfectionist​ ​at​ ​heart,​ ​Marshall​ ​has​ ​been​ ​fine-tuning​ ​his​ ​craft​ ​for​ ​over​ ​20​ ​years.​ ​His musical​ ​style​ ​is​ ​influenced​ ​by​ ​guitarists​ ​such​ ​as​ ​Erick​ ​Walls,​ ​Tim​ ​Stewart,​ ​Kevin​ ​Wilson,​ ​John Mayer​ ​and​ ​Eddie​ ​"Spanky"​ ​Alford,​ ​yet​ ​infused​ ​with​ ​his​ ​own​ ​individual​ ​touch.


In​ ​November,​ ​2013,​ ​Marshall​ ​made​ ​the​ ​cross-country​ ​move​ ​to​ ​Los​ ​Angeles​ ​where​ ​his​ ​career​ ​has really​ ​flourished.​ ​Marshall​ ​has​ ​had​ ​the​ ​fortuity​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​facet​ ​on​ ​the​ ​entertainment​ ​scene​ ​with many​ ​artists.​ ​Currently,​ ​he​ ​is​ ​Lead​ ​Guitarist​ ​for​ ​Melanie​ ​Fiona,​ ​Ledisi,​ ​Chrisette​ ​Michele,​ ​V Bozeman​ ​and​ ​Sebastian​ ​Kole.​ ​The​ ​roster​ ​of​ ​performers​ ​he​ ​has​ ​graced​ ​the​ ​stage​ ​with​ ​is​ ​extensive and​ ​continues​ ​to​ ​grow,​ ​performing​ ​with​ ​legendary​ ​and​ ​rising​ ​star​ ​power​ ​artists​ ​like​ ​superstar Jason​ ​Derulo,​ ​2​ ​Chainz,​ ​film​ ​actor​ ​and​ ​R&B​ ​singer​ ​Tyrese​ ​Gibson,​ ​Ledisi,​ ​Ty​ ​Dolla​ ​$ign,​ ​Sean Kingston,​ ​The​ ​Roots,​ ​Michelle​ ​Williams​ ​of​ ​Destiny’s​ ​Child,​ ​Raheem​ ​DeVaughn,​ ​Leela​ ​James, Chrisette​ ​Michele,​ ​Musiq​ ​Soulchild,​ ​Anthony​ ​Hamilton,​ ​Jill​ ​Scott,​ ​Fantasia​ ​Barrino,​ ​Jacob Latimore,​ ​Kevin​ ​Ross,​ ​Chante​ ​Moore​ ​and​ ​many​ ​others.


2015​ ​to​ ​2017​ ​have​ ​been​ ​his​ ​biggest​ ​years​ ​yet,​ ​having​ ​performed​ ​all​ ​over​ ​the​ ​US​ ​and internationally.​ ​Marshall​ ​went​ ​on​ ​tour​ ​with​ ​Ledisi,​ ​Raheem​ ​DeVaughn​ ​and​ ​Leela​ ​James​ ​in​ ​front of​ ​sold​ ​out​ ​crowds​ ​in​ ​27​ ​cities​ ​across​ ​the​ ​US.​ ​Following​ ​the​ ​tour,​ ​he​ ​traveled​ ​extensively​ ​through the​ ​US​ ​and​ ​abroad​ ​for​ ​shows​ ​with​ ​Jason​ ​Derulo​ ​and​ ​Ledisi.​ ​The​ ​international​ ​dates​ ​with​ ​Jason Derulo​ ​brought​ ​him​ ​to​ ​Morocco,​ ​Dubai,​ ​Malaysia,​ ​Malta,​ ​Hungary,​ ​Switzerland​ ​and​ ​Germany. Marshall​ ​has​ ​also​ ​toured​ ​with​ ​Melanie​ ​Fiona​ ​and​ ​done​ ​dates​ ​with​ ​several​ ​artists​ ​domestically​ ​and internationally.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​also​ ​played​ ​internationally​ ​in​ ​Beijing,​ ​Hong​ ​Kong,​ ​England,​ ​Canada​ ​and many​ ​other​ ​countries.​ ​Marshall​ ​has​ ​performed​ ​at​ ​countless​ ​world​ ​famous​ ​venues​ ​such​ ​as​ ​The Roxy,​ ​The​ ​Troubadour,​ ​Whiskey​ ​A​ ​Go​ ​Go,​ ​Hard​ ​Rock​ ​Cafe​ ​Los​ ​Angeles​ ​&​ ​Nashville,​ ​Club Nokia,​ ​The​ ​Mint,​ ​Hotel​ ​Cafe,​ ​The​ ​Hollywood​ ​Bowl​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Forum.​ ​Aside​ ​from​ ​touring, Marshall​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​session​ ​guitarist,​ ​having​ ​recorded​ ​in​ ​studio​ ​sessions​ ​for​ ​Chrisette​ ​Michele,​ ​Rita Ora,​ ​Emeli​ ​Sande,​ ​Mali​ ​Music,​ ​Ledisi,​ ​Michael​ ​Bolton​ ​and​ ​internet​ ​sensation​ ​James​ ​Wright Chanel.


Marshall​ ​has​ ​been​ ​featured​ ​in​ ​Guitar​ ​Player​ ​magazine,​ ​Electronic​ ​Musician,​ ​Soundtrack Entertainment,​ ​local​ ​newspapers​ ​in​ ​Birmingham,​ ​Alabama,​ ​several​ ​online​ ​outlets​ ​and​ ​blogs​ ​and has​ ​made​ ​television​ ​appearances​ ​on​ ​Good​ ​Morning​ ​America,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​TV​ ​series​ ​R&B​ ​Divas​ ​LA, Perez​ ​Hilton’s​ ​PerezTV,​ ​and​ ​Talk​ ​of​ ​Alabama.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​a​ ​significant​ ​online​ ​presence​ ​with​ ​over 2,600,000​ ​views​ ​on​ ​his​ ​YouTube​ ​channel,​ ​and​ ​over​ ​60,000​ ​followers​ ​and​ ​subscribers​ ​on YouTube,​ ​Twitter,​ ​Facebook​ ​and​ ​Instagram​ ​combined.​ ​He​ ​has​ ​several​ ​guitar​ ​tutorials​ ​on YouTube​ ​and​ ​Facebook​ ​which​ ​have​ ​earned​ ​him​ ​his​ ​audience​ ​along​ ​with​ ​many​ students​ ​all​ ​over the​ ​world​ ​to​ ​whom​ ​he​ ​teaches​ ​guitar.


2018​ ​is​ ​a​ ​year​ ​full​ ​of​ ​promise​ ​for​ ​Marshall.​ ​Expanding​ ​his​ ​brand​ ​by​ ​launching​ ​an​ ​extensive​ ​R&B guitar​ ​workshop​ ​and​ ​appearing​ ​in​ ​advertisements,​ ​photoshoots,​ ​and​ ​receiving​ ​brand​ ​and endorsement​ ​deals​ ​with​ ​several​ ​companies​ ​has​ ​him​ ​excited​ ​for​ ​the​ ​next​ ​phase​ ​of​ ​his​ ​career.​ ​He​ ​is constantly​ ​cultivating​ ​his​ ​gift,​ ​and​ ​his​ ​humble​ ​demeanor​ ​paves​ ​a​ ​path​ ​for​ ​constant​ ​recognition.