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ABOUT

Martyn's playing career has been through many twists and turns since his early teens ... writing and performing original jazz/funk instrumentals with various bands led on to touring the UK as lead guitarist in the legendary soul band Chairman of The Board; then into The Realistics, touring Germany; then a stint with rock band Dirty Money... fame and fortune beckoned... but ultimately proved elusive first time around - a classic story of dodgy management and idealistic musicians...

Later - once marriage and children forced him to get a "proper" job - Martyn kept his hand in, playing and singing in various semi-pro function bands throughout the South East.

Over the last few years, as well as taking occasional guitar and/or vocal duties for covers/functions bands Mixed Nuts, All Wrapped Up, Destination Groove and Sir Duke, Martyn also deps with various other covers bands on guitar and/or vocals; he has been working with the upcoming singer/actress/TV presenter Alexandra Legouix and as a founder member of her band The Sunflowers; co-writing and producing her album "This One's for You"

Martyn has recently returned to the Marlow area, after spending a few years away including two years in Turkey where he played in various situations including a regular live duo with the legendary singer songwriter Aklan Akdag.

Screen name:
Martynero
Member since:
Feb 23 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
45
Gigs played:
Over 100

Influences

Gosh..too many to list completely but here's a few off the top of my head: Santana, Larry Carlton, Jay Graydon, Elliot Randall, Jeff Beck, Zal Cleminson, Dave Clempson, Dicky Betts, Tony Maiden, Neil Hubbard, Jim Mullen, BB King, Eric Gale, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Ray Davies, John Lennon, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Miles Davis, Steve Khan, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Don Felder, Wayne Henderson, Wes Montgomery, Jose Feliciano... basically, anyone who plays or sings with passion and sincerity.

Instrument experience:

Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Background Singer:
Moderate
Electronic Music:
Moderate
Vocalist:
Moderate

EQUIPMENT

(Currently): Fender Telecaster, Fender Stratocaster, Roland amps, Boss effects, Ibanez Nylon strung acoustic, Tanglewood steel strung acoustic.

MUSIC