“We have been fortunate in having Martin as our sound engineer for several years now. He is as important to me as our singers and musicians. Martin is one of those rare individuals that can be relied upon to just get on with the job in hand. He always turns up for a gig on time, ready to help set up all the gear and have it up and running without any fuss. During our gigs, he works tirelessly to ensure the sound is perfectly balanced and check that everyone – the audience and the band – is happy with what they are hearing. Any glitches along the way are dealt with calmly and systematically. Functionality are a UK based function/party band with 2 singers, rhythm section and either a 3 or 6 piece horn section. In order to cope with varying venue/audience sizes, we use either a 3KW passive multi-speaker set up, or a smaller active set up. Our PA requirements can therefore be fairly complex when playing larger venues and the mix of instruments means that to get the best results, a good degree of understanding is required by anyone doing the sound. Thankfully, as a musician himself, Martin has the level of understanding required. Despite Martin’s move to Gibraltar, we are keen to retain his services for our future gigs – such is the level of trust and competence he offers Functionality”
Manager - Functionality Band
"As a personal friend and fellow drummer, I have known Martin for more years than I care to remember and I have used Martin's sound engineering services on numerous occasions with various bands. I have always found Martin to be reliable, knowledgeable and approachable and always willing to do his best to achieve as good a sound as possible, allowing for whatever each venue and band line-up may throw at him! He always takes care to ensure that the sound is working well both out front and on stage and he has always provided me with everything I need in my foldback. He is as comfortable running a third party desk as he is with his own equipment and I would have no hesitation in recommending his services"
Drummer & Percussionist, Sussex, UK.
“In life, there are two types of people a gigging musician relies on, the chefs in the kitchens and the sound guy behind the desk, (if both of these are poor, you end up hungry and with a duff sound!). Across the various bands I have played with over the last 20 years, thankfully Martin has been `on the desk` more often than not, and always delivers the best sound no matter what type of gig it is. From an intimate jazz gig to a full on showband, Martin will strive to provide the best sound and visuals for both performer and audience. Having known Martin for a number of years, I can highly recommend him as a sound engineer, lighting tech or percussionist, however I would not try his cooking…. “
Trombone and Keyboards, UK