Martin started playing the drums at age 13, but soon after he took on the guitar and piano which, along with his vocal stylings, have become the foundation of his live show today. He signed a record deal with Universal Germany at age 21 with his band “Outmatch” and has played shows all over North America, Europe, and Asia. In 2009, Martin made the move from Toronto to Vancouver and he has since become a staple around Vancouver’s music scene, playing multiple nights a week across the city’s hottest venues, as well as tons of private functions. Producing and writing songs in his studio during the day, and playing gigs solo, or with duos and trios in the evenings, Martin could never be accused of being a one trick pony. Using a guitar, keyboard, drum machines, and his looper pedal, Martin builds a “One-Man-Band” sound that fills every room or stage he plays. His love of songwriting and great songs in general leads Martin to build setlist that are engaging to all audiences, while avoiding the cheesy overplayed cover songs. From Rihanna to Nirvana he does it all!
Martin has also been DJ-ing events and lounges since 2015, having rocked hundreds of weddings and private events since then, he brings years of experience reading dance floors spanning across all kinds of music formats. With his eclectic catalogue, Martin can be heard spinning songs from all genres, while still keeping a cool and coherent vibe. If you’ve been attending the Vancouver music scene, chances are if you haven’t seen him already, it won’t be long until you do.