Born: August 2, 1969 Primary Instrument: Piano
Born in 1969, Martin's love of music took shape in his early teens, writing songs and playing guitar. He studied classical guitar through to Bristol University, while having piano as a second instrument and exploring compositional approaches.
After University he took a PGCE in secondary music education and then moved to Oxford to teach music in a secondary school. It was at this time that his interest in jazz piano dominated his musical activities.
In 1998 Martin left his teaching post to work as a freelance jazz pianist and teacher. Since this time he has worked in a variety of settings and worked with a wide array of Britain's most talented musicians.
He has recorded his own CD I'll Be With You Again in 2005 and played on albums by Diane Nalini, Tim Wilson, 3BPM, and Frank Hockney. He was featured as a composer on all of these apart from Frank's project.
His main focus at the moment is the group 3BPM and the songwriting collaboration with Tony Isaacs.