At first Marshall’s Family “didn’t understand. When I bought studio equipment, we would get into some quarrels. They thought I was wasting money. but that was until they heard some of my projects on the radio.” This is the story of Marshy Studios.
Who is Marshall of Marshy Studios
Marshall Kelvin Dangarembizi was born on the 12th July 1985 in Chitungwiza, at Chitungwiza Central Hospital. His passion for music was also born in Chitungwiza. Marshall stayed in Unit J and at age 9 he joined Dudzai Primary School’s choir. Three years later he learnt to play marimba. “That’s how I learned to create my own sound”; Marshall shared. All this experience was to be shelved for about four years when he went to secondary school. He only played marimba occasionally.
From Occasional marimba player to Marshy Studios
The next upgrade to his skills came after he finished his O Level. He had gone to study PC Maintenance and Information Technology. Incidentally, exposure to computers opened up a whole new way of making music. “It was in 2004 when I met Julius Takha Ruseke the guy who taught me how to make beats and create melodies, then in 2007 Marshy Studios was born.”
Walking the path
Just after the conception of Marshy Studios, Marshall relocated to Rujeko, Marondera. He mainly works with upcoming artists and producers. The studio has worked with sungura musicians based Marondera and Macheke. That includes Patrick Jivason who is quite known as the bass guitarist for the renowned Pengaudzoke. “I also worked with other well-known artists in the music circles; the likes of Dj Smylie Simross Ronnie Huni and Sailos “Sai” Gumunyu aka DoggFace (currently doing podcasts and adverts also produced by Marshy Studios)” Marshall shared. He also worked with Gospel artists like Simba Siliya.
At first Marshall’s Family “didn’t understand. When I bought studio equipment, we would get into some quarrels. They thought I was wasting money. but that was until they heard some of my projects on the radio.”
When working with upcoming artists, “you face a lot of mistakes like helping someone believe they know what they are doing. Sometimes he or she becomes the teacher showing you what they think is correct.