DOM MARTIN: Dom Martin (28) is a Belfast born singer/songwriter.
He has recently burst onto the UK and Irish music scene and his guitar style and strong vocals are delighting festival and venue audiences wherever he plays.
His main influences are Rory Gallagher, Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Howlin Wolf and Muddy Waters.
Dom has recently released (18 June 2018) his first 4 track EP “Easy Way Out” and his debut album will follow in 2019.
In 2018 Dom has played the Belfast City Blues Festival, headlined the Enler Delta Blues Club Festival, The International Rory Gallagher Festival and has made his mainland UK debut at the Roots to Routes Festival near Watford. He has also supported Elles Bailey on her UK and Irish “Road I call Home” tour and has also played in the UK by private invitation.
In 2019 Dom will play in the UK, Ireland, Switzerland and the USA. A European Tour is planned for 2020.
As a previously unrecorded artist he has already made a substantial impact.
Prior to release Dom was featured on BBC Radio 6 Music during the BBC Biggest Weekend in Belfast and a week later on the BBC Radio 2 Blues Show. Presenter Cerys Matthews was so impressed that Dom was invited to the London studio on Monday 17th September to play live on the Blues Show and talk about his inspiration within the Blues and she describes his EP as “ absolutely wonderful stuff.”
Blues and Roots Connections presenter (and radio producer) Paul Long – “A really good EP”
Bishop FM Blues Show presenter Gary Grainger – “20 seconds in and I’m hooked! First, it was the voice, then the songs and then the guitar playing – superb stuff – if my show wasn’t full this week I’d play the heck out of this – already in the folder for next week’s show and contender for Album of The Week too! Love it!”
2018 Northern Ireland Blues Artist of the year and 2016/17 UK and European Blues Challenge winner and International Blues Challenge semi finalist Kaz Hawkins says,
“I am predicting that Dom will hit the ground running once he releases his first EP which will help build his profile for an album. I intend to help him in any way I can. Send him your support too and let’s get behind this fresh new Bluesman. If you like raw, honest, Blues then Dom has it in bucket loads,”