I Dun Struck Gold
Imagine sitting by a cozy fireplace with that certain someone special, two glasses of the finest champagne and the most wonderful mood-setting music in the background. The voice and songs that are heard ignite a warmth in your heart that is indescribable and unforgettable. Today we are blessed with 'Ejshani Music', a modern sound that taps into influences ranging from Marvin Gaye to Quincy Jones to Babyface. With it's soulful melodies and polished lyrics, it is a combination of smooth vocals and a groove that just won't stop. The singer/songwriter/producer responsible for this music is not only tall, dark and handsome but through his 'songs that ignite the soul' he can be totally hypnotizing . . . By now you should be wondering who this talented man is . . . Johnnie Marshall fell in love with music as a young child tinkering with his parent's instrument collection. His parents, both music teachers, nurtured his love for music and encouraged his singing and trumpet playing. As Johnnie's talents developed, so did a new love, the love of writing. He has always appreciated great music and feels honored to have the opportunity to contribute to the great music landscape. Since listening to great songs has always uplifted and inspired him, Johnnie feels blessed to have been given the gift of song. He credits his understanding of the craft of songwriting to those who have come before him, like Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind & Fire. Johnnie realized early in his career the importance of understanding his musical heritage and history. He learned that in order to write great songs it was crucial that he study great songs. His studying has paid off in a sound and style that is uniquely Johnnie. Johnnie has a deep understanding of the marriage of lyric and melody. He incorporates his knowledge of this relationship in his musical arrangements filled with harmony, contrast and a Smooth Groove. Each song takes you on an emotional journey through the spirit and mind of this singer/songwriter/producer. With just a few notes from track 'Won't Be No Heartache', the mesmerizing groove, melody and lyric, demonstrate strength, depth and a heartfelt love for the craft of songwriting. The man nicknamed 'J' is a California's Bay Area boy. While pursuing his music career, Johnnie has utilized his Computer Science degree as a Businessman for a Fortune 100 computer company in the Silicon Valley. Johnnie is also an active member of the West Coast Songwriters Association. You can bet you'll hear a whole lot more from this dynamic music maker . . .