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Martin’s piano playing talent was spotted at the age of 6 when he spontaneously started to play radio tunes fluently by ear.

By the age of 18 he had left the family home in Wales and moved to London having been awarded a place at The Royal College of Music where he went on to achieve both Performers’ and Teachers’ diplomas in addition to completing his Advanced Study Certificate in Piano Performance (post-graduate year).

After completing full-time education Martin concentrated his playing on light and pop music genres, expanding his already extensive repertoire of pieces. Recording sessions for numerous European artists/bands followed, including becoming pianist/keyboard player with indie band Shelleyan Orphan from 1986 to 1991 which also included being the main support act for The Cure on their their 1989 Prayer Tour throughout Europe, Canada and the USA.

Martin’s diverse repertoire of romantic ballads, pop and classical standards, film themes and show tunes, coupled with his exceptional improvisatory skills, has resulted in many invitations to perform, including residencies, at locations such as: The Ivy, The Café Royal, Fortnum & Mason (St. James’s Restaurant), The Lanesborough Hotel, The Goring Hotel, The Westbury Hotel, The Cumberland Hotel, The Basil Street Hotel, The San Carlo Restaurant (Highgate), La Gaffe Restaurant (Hampstead), The Hurlingham Club (Fulham) and 1:1 Café / Brasserie (Chelsea).

In addition to his work as a session musician and solo pianist, Martin also makes time to compose short, mainly electronic mood pieces.

Martin is a member of the Musicians’ Union, one of the leading music industry bodies in Europe representing over 30,000 musicians across the music business.
He also holds a valid Public Liability Insurance certificate.
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REPERTOIRE

All I Ask of You (from the musical Phantom of the Opera)
Always on my mind
Angels
Après toi
As Time Goes By (from the film Casablanca)
Begin the Beguine
Better off dead
Border Song
Bridge over troubled water
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Can't help falling in love
Chanson D'Amour
Chloe
Coming home
Dancing in the City
Daniel
Dear God
Do you know the way to San Jose
Don't cry for me Argentina (from the musical Evita)
Don't let the sun go down on me
Edelweiss (from the musical The Sound of Music)
Elton's Song
Evergreen (from the film A Star Is Born)
Fernando
Greensleeves
Happy birthday
Hello
Here's where the story ends
Honey, Honey
Hopelessly devoted to you (from the film Grease)
I am your child
I just called to say I love you
I only have eyes for you
I will always love you
If
I'll Never Fall in Love Again
Imagine
Just the way you are
Knowing me, knowing you
Lately
Let me In
Love me tender
Lovely Day
Mamma Mia
Misty
Money, money, money
Music of the Night (from the musical Phantom of the Opera)
My love, my life
Never gonna fall in love again
Night & Day (from the musical Gay Divorce)
Nobody wins
One man, one woman
Over the Rainbow (from the film The wizard of Oz)
Part-Time Love
Raindrops keep falling on my head
Rocket Man
Sandy (from the film Grease)
Saving all my love for you
Scarborough Fair / Canticle
Send in the Clowns (from the musical A little Night Music)
She's out of my life
Since You've been gone
Skin and bones
Smoke gets in your eyes (from the musical Roberta)
Someone saved my life tonight
Sometimes when we touch
Sorry seems to be the hardest word
Spirit, body and soul
Summer night City
Superstar
Take Five
Thank you for the music
The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
The greatest love of all
The Logical Song
The name of the game
The sound of silence
The way we were
Theme from 'Bouquet of barbed wire'
Theme from 'Downton Abbey'
Theme from 'Mary, Mungo & Midge' (BBC TV)
Theme from 'Owen M.D.' (Sleepy Shores)
Theme from 'That's Life' (BBC TV)
Theme from 'The Sweeney'
Theme from 'We the accused'
Those were the days
Too much, too little, too late
Tu Te Reconnaitras
Various Classical pieces
Walk in love
Waterloo
We've only just begun
What's another year
When I fall in love (from the film One Minute to Zero)
With you I'm born again
Woman
Yellow
Yesterday once more
You Raise Me Up
You're a lady
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
All quiet on the western front
Amazing Grace
Annie's Song
Arthur's Theme (Best that you can do)
Ballade pour Adeline
Begin the Beguine
Blue Eyes
Breakfast in America
Bright Eyes
Candle in the wind
Careless Whisper
Chiquitita
Close to you
Could it be magic
Dancing Queen
Daydreamer
Ding-a-dong
Do You Know Where You're Going To (from the film Mahogany)
Don't it make my brown eyes blue
Down Town
Eleanor Rigby
Emotion
Feelings
Gotta pull myself together
Guilty
Happy ever after
Hello Dolly (from the musical Hello Dolly)
Hey Jude
Honky Cat
I am what I am (from the musical La cage aux folles)
I guess that's why they call it the blues
I need to be in love
I Say a Little Prayer
I wonder (Departure)
If you leave me now
I'm still standing
Isn't she lovely?
Knock, knock who's there?
Last Christmas
Let it be
Look at me I'm Sandra Dee (from the film Grease)
Love me Tender
Lovin' you
Memory (from the musical Cats)
Mona Lisa (from the film Captain Carey)
Moonriver (from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's)
My girl
My Way
Never let her slip away
No Ordinary Love
One day I'll fly away
Only You
Paradise
Promise me
Release Me
Sailing
Sartorial Eloquence
Say hello, wave goodbye
Seasons in the sun
She
Simon Smith and His Amazing Dancing Bear
Sing
Smile
Someone Like You
Somethin' Stupid
Song for Guy
SOS
Step Inside Love
Summertime (from the opera Porgy and Bess)
Take a chance on me
Talking in Your Sleep
That's what friends are for
The Girl from Ipanema
The Last Waltz
The man with the child in his eyes
The only one (only you)
The voice within
The winner takes it all
Theme from 'Chariots of Fire'
Theme from 'Love Story'
Theme from 'Mash'
Theme from 'Schindler's List'
Theme from 'The Incredible Hulk'
Theme from 'Titanic'
There are worst things I could do (from the film Grease)
Three times a lady
Towerblock
Tubular Bells
Viva La Vida
Walk on by
We all fall in love sometimes
What a wonderful world
When he shines
Wired for sound
Without You
Wuthering Heights
Yesterday
You don't bring me flowers
Your Song
You're my world
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TESTIMONIALS

Martin has provided ‘background’ for several of my family functions, including weddings and birthday parties. He sets the tone for the evening beautifully with his extensive repertoire whilst maintaining a discreet and unobtrusive manner. I would highly recommend Martin and will need to find an excuse for another party if only to have him there with his beautiful music! Thank you, Martin, for helping to make our functions so successful.
Angela Wilson, London
Very well done!...A joy to hear. I've known some outstanding pianists. With appreciation and best wishes.
Jack O'Brien, Cape Cod, USA
The music was great!
Geoffrey Robinson, London
Martin plays all the tunes and created just the right atmosphere.....just the right person to play at my party.....An excellent pianist whom I shall book again.
Adrian Gunning, London
It was such a welcome change to have quiet music. I hope you give enjoyment for a long time to come.
Brenda Bakes, Hull
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