Now resident in his native Thames Estuary,Martin is sharply focused on a songwriting career with his work described by The Independent as 'freshly original'. Like a certain Charles Dickens,his writing is deeply infused with the bleakness of his environment and populated by striking characters. However, let us not forget that this neck of the woods also spawned Dr Feelgood, Eddie and the Hot Rods and The Hamsters, all bands with roots tempered by a raw and vital edge. Martin himself plays down the Americana label preferring to identify with roots music from all sources.
On this occasion he will be backed by keyboards, fiddle and double bass and support comes from JiJi who has won many admirers on the local scene.