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
Dead Lights (Existential Blues) Blues Dec 15, 2017 141
The Last Time Alternative Aug 23, 2017 343
Twenty Years A Postie Folk Aug 18, 2017 450
Baby, You're Gonna Pay (Bup-Bup) Alternative Aug 7, 2017 278
Choose your drugs with care, my child ... Other Jul 22, 2017 419
Killing Time! Punk Jul 6, 2017 312
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 295
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 466
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 814
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 477
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 529
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 380
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 512
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 400
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 443
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 460
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 503
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 582
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 418
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 397
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 672
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 595
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 465
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 490
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 572
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 556
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 592
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 648
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1255
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 988
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 617
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 606
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 697
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 738
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 526
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 636
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 775
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 760
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 445
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 630
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 851
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 839
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1525
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 543
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 1055
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 1019
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 829
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 891
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1147
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 618
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1513
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1344
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1178
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1527
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 984
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 1979
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1432
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3815
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1816
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 984
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 871
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 1020
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1459
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1466
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1384
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 1034
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1206
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 955
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 1151
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2783
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2237
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1300
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1203
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1693
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 1994
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2175
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5606
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1261
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2132
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1203
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1127
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1274
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1431
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1442
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1639
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1468
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 1983
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1323
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1632
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 1908
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1581
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1210
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1213
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4332
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2328
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1745
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1570
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 2877
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2142
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 1938
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2173
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2591
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1736
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1843
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1471
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3264
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 4021
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1320
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 1959
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 1905
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1906
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1143
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1104
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1385
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1667
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2554
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1339
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1140
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1274
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1727
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1903
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1431

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
In a Bad Way Featuring Sarah Matthews allisonbartonrice Blues 260
Maniac music Max42 Electronica 346
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 903
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 404
Reflex Max42 Other 382
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 353
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1838
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 677
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 770
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2167
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 950
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1603
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1873
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2241
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1172
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1415
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 875
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1733
back again ccarling Pop 732
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1698
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1829
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 544
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3572
Calling You gepo Country 1215
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 710
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 942
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 960
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 4889
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3793
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1577
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 2007
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1665
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1504
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1371
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1482
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2169
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1702
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1179
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2354
WONDER MickD R&B 1311
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 5111
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1697
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 942
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 2033
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3341
The iComps International Agnostic Monotone Choir Mark_Hayes Other 1838
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1880
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 1970
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 2936
When the Earth Lies Still Kybele Folk 1014
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