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DOM MARTIN: Dom Martin is a Belfast born multi award winning artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues. In 2019 he burst onto the music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere. BBC Radio 2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews described his work as “absolutely wonderful stuff.”
Debut Album – Spain To Italy” (December 2019)
“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” bluespowr.com
“The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime” makingascene.org
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”
Primarily known as a solo acoustic artist, Dom is very capable of holding a large audience on his own with his mesmerising finger picking techniques and strong vocal, he can also be accompanied by a band in larger venues and festivals with a strong repertoire of original material very much in the style of Irish legend Rory Gallagher. He always includes a Gallagher song or two in his set!
This unassuming musician is another fine product of the famous Belfast music factory responsible for Sir Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Paul Brady, Brian Kennedy and many more.
“Dom Martin is an absolutely fabulous performer” /”DomMartin is an exceptional talent and this shows him in a remarkable light.It’s ashoo-in for accolades and my guess is that, come the end of the year, it will be ina lot of ‘best of 2021’ lists. Fabulous album. 5 STARS” Music-News.Com
“Dom has beencompared to Gallagher in style andexecution and thegreat man would be proud to know his legacy is being soperfectly preserved” / “Highly recommended, don’t miss it!” Blues in Britain Magazine
*UK Representative International Blues Challenge Memphis 2022- Semi Finalist
*Unprecedented5 Category Nominee 2022 UK Blues Awards
*Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2022 UK Blues Awards(Inducted into the UK Blues Hall of Fame forhis third successive Acoustic Award)
*Blues Instrumentalist of The Year – 2022 UK Blues Awards
*Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2021 UK Blues Awards
*Nominated in Blues Instrumentalist of The Year and Emerging Artist of The Year 2021 UK Blues Awards
*Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2020 UK Blues Awards
*Nominated in Blues Artist of The Year and Emerging Artist of The Year 2020 UK Blues Awards
*Best Solo/Acoustic Act – European Blues Awards 2019