Kia ora, my name is John Martin. I am a Wellington based
Drummer/Singer and now to my surprise multi instrumentalist.
I have been in many bands over the years such as The Brothers
Gorgonzola, Emulsifier, The Deville Brothers and numerous pub/cover
groups and have tried my hand at many different styles of music.
After playing all these different styles two things have remained
firmly embedded in my musical psyche. One is a love of strong pop
melodies (my first musical love was the Beatles). Secondly after
years of playing James Brown covers I love music that people can
So as the years have gone by I have broadened my musical palette
by being first a Drummer and then a Singer. A singing Drummer. Then
I felt the urge to write my own music and gravitated to the
keyboard. I could barely string three chords together, had no idea
how to write a song or record it but following the Punk ethos, I
thought I'll just do it anyway.
I've even stretched to Bass and Guitar which I never thought I'd
do. I'm no virtuoso but hey, KISS and it will work.
All the furniture from my lounge is gone and it's now my recording
studio full of drums, keys, mic's and guitars and lots of leads to
Now I have finished recording my third album, learning more and
more along the way about recording techniques and song craft on my
continuing journey of musical discovery.
It's got pop, it's got funk, it's got electronica, it's got a mash
up of all those styles of music I've played over all these years
which are now coming out in my own eclectic style.
So this is where I'm asking for your
I've got these eleven songs together and I want to take them to
the best studio in town to mix them and turn them into the pop
classics they could potentially be!
The studio is The Surgery run by Lee Prebble who has worked with
such bands as The Black Seeds,The Phoenix Foundation and Dave
Dobbyn to name but a few. I will be putting all the funds that I
have into this but I will need some help to pay for the studio
If you can help financially that would be amazing or even if you
just pass this message on that would spread the word and be
Many many thanks,