Getting to know the man behind the shows
Martin was born in October 1986 in Oxfordshire.
He grew up in a large village called Kidlington where he attended primary and secondary school.
From a young age it was evident that Martin was to be on stage, always grasping to be center of attention and always making his presence known wherever he was.
From a young age he embarked on entertainment. In early years he was in the schools choir where he became lead male during his service. He also took every opotrunity he could to be on stage with the schools theatre performances. And again he takes his moment by proving he could be center stage by being cast in the lead rolls.
Martin was also an avid participant in sports. Playing with a variety of teams within, Football, Rugby, Gymnastics, Trampolining and much more. He is now a registered and qualified roller hockey coach with the National Roller Hockey Association and currently coaches at East Coast Gymnastics, registered with the British Gymnastics Association.
Martin qualified in professional cookery and embarked on a long career in catering which saw him purchase and establish his own catering business, a quaint cafe on the outskirts of Skegness town. But after several years Martin soon went into his career within the music entertainment industry as a solo artist.
In music Martin first discovered his talents for singing and and joined his first band Oxfordshire based, Dirty Voice (now disbanded). Martin fronted Dirty Voice from Early 2006 until late in 2009 where he left due to wanting to follow a different route in music to the other members. Dirty Voice began as a Metal orientated band, who played to large sell out venues around Oxfordshire and the Midlands. With a couple of CDs released containing original material with lyrics written by Martin, the band were on an high. The band had a few member changes through the years and started to head in a direction which Martin felt wasn't for him so parted ways.
Martin joined a pub covers band at this point, named Loaded, and was playing weekly gigs throughout the whole of Oxfordshire to large crowds and in large venues. Martin had to take the hard dicission to part from the band as he was relocating to Lincolnshire.
In January 2012, Martin joined a band called Quantum. Another pub covers band which played at a wide variety of venues around Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. This is where Martin met his wife, Bassist Vanessa. Playing rock covers for local pubs, weddings and corporate events, although booked up the band kept having line up changes which eventually lead to its demise.
In February 2016 Martin took to the stage once again but this time as a solo artist. Over the next six months Martin became known to and managed by agent Steve Martin Entertainments and pretty soon his diary had filled up for the coming year. From week to week and from gig to gig Martins show and repetoir grew with confidence.
Performing all over the UK, Martin is very well known around the East Coast and Midlands for his multiple high energy shows bringing you a show packed of all the great chart topping hits from the 60's to present. Elivis Presley to The Killers, Del Shannon to George Ezra. Martin caters this show to have something for everyone to keep you on your feet through the night.
Martin also offers a variety of themed shows, which you can find out more by clicking here.
"A Whole Lotta Soul" is the first themed show creation from Martin which sees him performing classic and modern hits from this great genre.
"A Whole Lotta 60's" Martin brings back to life all the great songs of the 60's from 60's Pop to 60's Rock.
"Living the 80's" is one of Martin's newest theme shows where he takes you on a journey throught the decade with fantastic high energy 80's Rock and Pop. From Queen to Duran Duran.
"Rock of Ages" Martin dedicates the night to a great genre ROCK. From hard rock such as Billy Idol to the classic sounds of Bon Jovi.
In August 2018 Martin and wife Vanessa, formed a seven piece Soul and Motown Tribute Band which they named Soul Destination. Another string to his bow, Martin fronts this sensational band performing all the classic and modern its of Soul and Motown, from Tina Turner to Frank Wilson. Click here to find out more.
Martin also has a range of merchandise available, found here, from CDs to T-shirts and Hoodies.
Going from strength to strength Martin has found a career where he can bring entertainment and satisfaction to you all whilst working in an industry he loves.
Availalable for local gigs to Weddings, Functions and Corporate events you really do not want to miss out on this fantastic entertainer!