Martin has played guitar and bass guitar for over forty years. That's why some of us think he must have started playing when his guitar was still taller than he was! What is for certain is that his natural ability soon had him included as bass guitarist in the very popular Guildford-based, seven-piece soul band called Just Five.
It was not very long at all before Just Five was ready to turn pro' which it achieved in 1966. The band toured with such notable artists as Gene Pitney, Len Barry and Fontela Bass. Martin even found himself broadcasting to the nation with a series of radio slots on Saturday Club.
It was 1970 when Martin joined Christine Perfect and her band. In time to record on her first album, Martin played both bass and guitar on the single which was subsequently released from this album.
With such an established reputation, Martin undertook work as a session musician for Blue Horizon and then it was time to tour with Christine Perfect and Fleetwood Mac.
By the mid-70's, Martin had switched from bass to playing just guitar and played in several bands including Sweet Charity, Touchwood and Old Boy Network where he wrote several of the band's songs and also shared lead vocals.
More recently, Martin has played with the Lost Roberts Blues Band and now he has taken the opportunity to play regularly with The Tamla Tigers. Martin reckons it was too good a chance to miss and there's no doubt that the existing Tigers would reciprocate that sentiment having welcomed Martin on board and witnessed his rapid integration as a true Tamla Tiger.