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Dom Martin (29) is a Belfast born award winning singer/songwriter, inspired but not constrained by the blues.
In the past 18 months he has burst onto the UK and European music scene with a unique guitar style and voice captivating the audience at every venue.
His main influences are Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, John Martyn, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters.
With five BBC Radio live sessions prior to a first album release, Dom impressed with his 2018 debut original EP “Easy Way Out” with BBC presenter Cerys Matthews describing his work as “absolutely wonderful stuff.” His debut album “Spain to Italy” was fully released on 4th December 2019 to critical acclaim and was an IBBA “Pick Of The Month” gaining airplay on around 100 stations globally.
bluespowr.com – ‘Spain to Italy is not just one of the best debut releases we’ve heard in some time but among the best albums we’ve heard from any artist this year’
makingascene.org – ‘The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime’
Fatea Records – ‘A musician of unbridled talent and a future that is assured’
After his debut sell out “Spring ’19 UK Tour”, Blues in Britain Magazine said – “Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent”
Best Solo/Acoustic Act – European Blues Awards
Irish Blues Challenge Finalist
2 very successful UK Tours
Main Stage Big Top Performer at Rory Gallagher International Festival Ballyshannon ROI
Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival Colne UK
Harvest Time Festival Monaghan Main Stage ROI
Canterbury Festival and many other UK/Irish festival appearances
International appearances in 2019 include Russia and Switzerland
BBC Radio 2 Blues Show, BBC Radio Ulster, Lancashire, Suffolk & Bristol live session artist
This unassuming young musician is another fine product of the famous Belfast music factory responsible for Sir Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Paul Brady, Brian Kennedy, Snow Patrol, Foy Vance and many more.