Martyn

Martyn

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Martyn’s music has its roots in the folk scene around Beverley, Hull and the North East of England. In the early seventies Martyn and his brother formed their group “Banned Everywhere” writing most of their own material and supplementing the line up with whoever was to hand at the time.

Martyn and John continued collaborating musically through to the 1980’s though Banned Everywhere was officially disbanded by 1975. The two brothers went their own separate ways; Martyn joined a rock band that worked the north eastern club circuit though until 1979.

When Martyn’s ‘day-job’ took over and he moved south, Martyn embarked on a solo career, initially reverting to his folk roots before moving on to experiment with electronica and dance before finally returning to his folk roots in 2007.

Artist Profile

How would you describe your sound and what are some of your influences?
Acoustic, folk and some folk rock - Influences Uk folk artists like Harvey Andrews, Lindisfarne and also early Dylan, Guthrie etc
If you were to pick one festival to play what would it be and why?
Beverley Folk Festival - its where I started out
Lager or Cider?
Lager
Who would you like to support?
Harvey Andrews
What’s your favourite album this year?
Richard Thompson, Dream Attic
Any weird things happened to you at a gig?
They liked me !
What can people expect when coming to your gig?
Topical slightly tongue in cheek political folk with a few love songs thrown in
Have you ever been crowd surfing?
No
Give me 5 reasons why people should come and see you live?
The Music The Music The Music The Music The Music
Complete the sentence - In a perfect world I would?
be able to give up the day job
To which record label would you most liked to be signed to?
No preference
How did you come up with your name?
Guess thats my parents choice!
What do you do in the real world?
Play Music and work in the world of transport information systems
What’s the big game plan?
just to keep writin, recordin and occassional gigs
Have you ever thrown a TV out a window? If not, would you like to?!
No

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