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Johnny Marnell from "Platinum Hit" is one of the contestants in the Bravo reality songwriting competition series. He writes songs in a range of styles including pop, rock, soul, R&B, alternative, blues, dountry, dance, hip-hop and rap, drawing his inspiration from his family and the likes of Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Muse, Jeff Buckley, Bob Dylan, Pharell / The Neptunes, Harry Connick, Jr., James Taylor, Hall & Oates, Fleetwood Mac, Sting and Phantom Planet. Marnell would like to write a songs for Justin Timberlake, Usher, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Taio Cruz, Miley Cyrus, Chris Brown and Cee Lo Green. Marnell is currently living in New York City but grew up in Kingston, New York.

Johnny Marnell ("Platinum Hit") is a computer software programmer for eMusic.com by day, but his true passion is music. Born into a large, loving, and very musical family, he is an expert guitar player with an eclectic background including Blue-eyed Soul, Pop, and Acoustic styles. Marnell has toured with NYC indie darling Ingrid Michaelson and was a finalist in Brooklyn's Williamsburg Live Songwriter Competition. He's played to sold-out crowds at prestigious venues like Webster Hall in NYC, Theater of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, and Chapel Hill's Cat's Cradle, to name a few, and has showcased at South by Southwest. Marnell is out to prove there is more to his innocent, clean-cut looks. Johnny plans to leverage his nerd roots, not just his musical chops, to outsmart and out-write his competition.

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Where does Johnny Marnell live? Find out here.

Age: ∼33 years old
Hometown: Kingston, NY
Current Residence: New York, NY

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