Dorothy Pax


Martyn Roper

  • Date: 2023-05-28
  • Time: 16:00
  • Location: The Dorothy Pax
  • Venue: Martyn Roper
A one-man band playing original blues, folk and pre-WW2 popular songs that commune with the dead.
“Born in 1981, I grew up in the mill town of Huddersfield in northern England.
In that landscape of rundown Victorian mills and beautiful open moorland, I listen to, learn and play music. I can’t help but reflect through that musical prism some of what I see around me.
Somehow I ended up making sounds that a friend (upon hearing the album) quoted as sounding like; “the soundtrack to a party that never happened, in a time that never existed but in which everyone dances and sings lovingly for those who have been and gone.”
I’m as surprised as anyone to have ended up here with these songs and instruments, but it seems right.
It’s all in there somewhere.” – Martyn Roper