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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.
Acoustic, folk and some folk rock - Influences Uk folk artists like Harvey Andrews, Lindisfarne and also early Dylan, Guthrie etc
Beverley Folk Festival - its where I started out
Richard Thompson, Dream Attic
They liked me !
Topical slightly tongue in cheek political folk with a few love songs thrown in
The Music The Music The Music The Music The Music
be able to give up the day job
Guess thats my parents choice!
Play Music and work in the world of transport information systems
just to keep writin, recordin and occassional gigs