Biography

Well my name's actually Martin and I was born and raised in a small town outside Johannesburg, though I've been living in a small town just outside Leeds in Yorkshire for the past 400 years or so, playing in various bands and duos and ensembles of nefarious type.
I got my first guitar when I was 15 and started writing songs the day after as I was too dumb to realise that you were allowed to play other people's music. Then 15 years later, in April 2008, I discovered the Mac and finally started getting my songs down and out there into iCompland where all the strange yet somehow lovely people live. I didn't know it was possible to have so much fun by yourself on the computer.
At the moment I'm using a mac book, a semi-acoustic Ovation guitar, an SM58 mic and two Lightsnake USB-to-instrument leads to record everything and I'm having a whale (wail ... wale .... whail??? Where the hell did that saying come from?) of a time!
Hope you enjoy it too.
Cheers

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Being in a band ... January 22, 2015
Being in a band ...
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A funny thing happened at the pub last night ... February 10, 2012
MSI - Terrifying yet wonderful September 4, 2011
Regarding my song being discussed on MSI
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My Brave New Digital World February 9, 2009
How my life is going digital ...
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Music rss

Title Genre Released Plays
Twenty Years A Postie Folk Aug 18, 2017 149
Baby, You're Gonna Pay (Bup-Bup) Alternative Aug 7, 2017 192
Choose your drugs with care, my child ... Other Jul 22, 2017 326
Killing Time! Punk Jul 6, 2017 205
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 216
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 387
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 729
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 401
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 479
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 328
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 477
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 365
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 408
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 417
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 441
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 533
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 389
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 360
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 622
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 550
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 427
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 450
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 538
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 523
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 552
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 609
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1204
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 939
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 581
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 570
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 673
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 700
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 498
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 607
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 747
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 717
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 411
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 593
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 813
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 808
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1470
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 515
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 1010
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 924
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 799
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 849
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1104
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 588
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1445
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1295
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1124
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1484
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 934
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 1914
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1390
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3734
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1785
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 932
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 842
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 985
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1376
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1416
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1324
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 978
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1167
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 924
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 1013
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2727
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2187
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1252
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1163
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1642
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 1944
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2096
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5527
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1206
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2077
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1139
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1097
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1224
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1375
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1394
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1595
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1413
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 1954
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1276
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1572
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 1842
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1516
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1174
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1162
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4152
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2279
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1701
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1506
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 2700
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2086
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 1873
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2136
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2548
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1703
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1784
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1438
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3205
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 3832
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1274
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 1904
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 1837
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1873
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1108
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1071
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1348
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1632
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2504
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1294
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1108
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1245
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1682
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1855
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1392

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
In a Bad Way Featuring Sarah Matthews allisonbartonrice Blues 130
Maniac music Max42 Electronica 281
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 822
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 358
Reflex Max42 Other 334
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 316
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1674
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 624
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 707
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2066
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 908
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1539
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1818
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2147
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1085
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1348
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 809
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1681
back again ccarling Pop 680
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1620
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1765
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 515
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3479
Calling You gepo Country 1138
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 679
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 903
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 924
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 4800
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3712
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1513
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 1938
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1620
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1441
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1308
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1421
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2076
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1645
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1128
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2248
WONDER MickD R&B 1249
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 5022
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1641
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 908
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 1959
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3250
The iComps International Agnostic Monotone Choir Mark_Hayes Other 1786
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1811
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 1901
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 2846
When the Earth Lies Still Kybele Folk 970
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