Andy Martin

Country Australia (Brisbane)
Genre Indie Pop

More than just a name, "Andy Martin" is the musical brainchild of Brisbane based multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Martin.

From performing trumpet with internationally acclaimed brass bands to playing leads in various musicals, Andy’s musical journey has been anything but orthodox.

The 22-year old left his home town of Cairns at just 17 to study under the Australian jazz great James Morrison at his Mt Gambier Academy after James discovered Andy performing in the remote community of Yarrabah.

Moving back to Cairns after his studies and global experiences under the guiding hand of James, Andy Martin went on to form the band Handles. It went from a 2-piece to a 5-piece and the band had a hugely successful couple of years, supporting the likes of Alex Lahey, playing at the Commonwealth Games and receiving a no. 1 spot on the overall Triple J Unearthed Charts for their song, “Selfish Lover”.

However with Andy moving to Brisbane and to study full-time it spelled the end for the band.

Towards the end of 2019, Andy met with Ian Haug from Powderfinger and since that friendship and encouragement, went to record some music out at Airlock Studios alongside James See.

Drawing inspiration from Brit Rockers Sam Fender & Catfish and the Bottlemen, guitar virtuoso John Mayer and Australian songstress Gretta Ray, his textured instrumentation, along with his introspective lyrical content, forms a sound ready for audiences across the world.

The first taste of his music, “Let This Go Again” was released on the 14th of February with some pretty great feedback for his first solo efforts -

“Let This Go Again” has been creating a solid platform for Andy to build on - racking up 20,000+ streams on streaming platforms, various internationally acclaimed reviews/interviews & a lot of radio airtime.

“Mess We Made”, the next taste of his music, will be sure to keep you in his warmth from start to finish.

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Songs we featured :

February 25, 2020 : Let This Go Again

May 13, 2020 : Mess We Made

More than just a name, "Andy Martin" is the musical brainchild of Brisbane based multi-instrumentalist, Andrew Martin.

From performing trumpet with internationally acclaimed brass bands to playing leads in various musicals, Andy’s musical journey has been anything but orthodox.

The 22-year old left his home town of Cairns at just 17 to study under the Australian jazz great James Morrison at his Mt Gambier Academy after James discovered Andy performing in the remote community of Yarrabah.

Moving back to Cairns after his studies and global experiences under the guiding hand of James, Andy Martin went on to form the band Handles. It went from a 2-piece to a 5-piece and the band had a hugely successful couple of years, supporting the likes of Alex Lahey, playing at the Commonwealth Games and receiving a no. 1 spot on the overall Triple J Unearthed Charts for their song, “Selfish Lover”.

However with Andy moving to Brisbane and to study full-time it spelled the end for the band.

Towards the end of 2019, Andy met with Ian Haug from Powderfinger and since that friendship and encouragement, went to record some music out at Airlock Studios alongside James See.

Drawing inspiration from Brit Rockers Sam Fender & Catfish and the Bottlemen, guitar virtuoso John Mayer and Australian songstress Gretta Ray, his textured instrumentation, along with his introspective lyrical content, forms a sound ready for audiences across the world.

The first taste of his music, “Let This Go Again” was released on the 14th of February with some pretty great feedback for his first solo efforts -

“Let This Go Again” has been creating a solid platform for Andy to build on - racking up 20,000+ streams on streaming platforms, various internationally acclaimed reviews/interviews & a lot of radio airtime.

“Mess We Made”, the next taste of his music, will be sure to keep you in his warmth from start to finish.

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Songs we featured :

February 25, 2020 : Let This Go Again

May 13, 2020 : Mess We Made