Martin’s Blog

Not everyone is a songwriter

Not everyone is a songwriter, just like everyone is not a singer, instrumentalist, sportsman/woman or rocket scientist. Let’s take a look at the fifties & sixties, a time of many great songs and artists. Many great artists never composed their own songs but could sell a good song. Elvis Presley,…

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Lead Singer Disease (LSD)

This is written from the angle of a band with a lead singer. The singer may or may not play an instrument but usually they don’t. One thing that has always surprised me is that the audience automatically thinks the singer controls and runs the band, I can tell you…

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Continuing on from the last blog, it’s a week later and those gigs have been and gone, here are the results. Well what adventure we had. Thanks to everyone who was part of it. Matt Quilter was kind enough to fit me out with a guitar rig. Thanks Matt. Onstage…

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It’s all in the fingers

Leaving Sydney G’day, I’m writing this from a Qantas plane somewhere over the Pacific Ocean whilst traveling from Sydney to LA. I often get asked “how do you get your guitar sound?” Forgetting about the gear being used the answer would be “I hear the sound in my head first…

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