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
The Last Time Alternative Aug 23, 2017 258
Twenty Years A Postie Folk Aug 18, 2017 394
Baby, You're Gonna Pay (Bup-Bup) Alternative Aug 7, 2017 245
Choose your drugs with care, my child ... Other Jul 22, 2017 381
Killing Time! Punk Jul 6, 2017 277
I've Been Doing It Wrong Comedy Jun 8, 2017 256
Somebody Hates You (Actually, Everybody Does) Alternative Apr 7, 2017 438
Donald Trump to Ground Control Comedy Nov 24, 2016 772
Meat Comedy Oct 7, 2016 440
Being With You Alternative Sep 16, 2016 506
Brass Monkeys and Paper Tigers Other Sep 8, 2016 350
We're All Going To Die Explicit Comedy Aug 19, 2016 497
"How Much Money Is There, Out There?" Alternative Aug 8, 2016 382
Just Another Song Alternative Aug 7, 2016 429
Let's Do It Again Alternative Jul 14, 2016 437
Clear Lines Classical Jun 3, 2016 467
Panama Papers Song Explicit Comedy Apr 21, 2016 562
Are You An Inny Or An Outty? Explicit Alternative Jan 23, 2016 400
Hope Alternative Nov 21, 2015 381
I Don't Know Who My Daddy Is. Country Sep 14, 2015 642
This is the 21st century, right? Ska/Reggae/Dub Jun 22, 2015 575
Zero Hours Alternative May 11, 2015 444
We Are This England (acoustic) Explicit Alternative Apr 23, 2015 473
I Touch Myself (because no one else will) Alternative Mar 20, 2015 555
Drinking For Two Other Mar 13, 2015 544
Make You Happy Alternative Jul 16, 2014 567
The Family Do Alternative Jun 12, 2014 630
The Gove Song Comedy Mar 12, 2014 1235
Staying In Love Alternative Feb 27, 2014 970
Marvelous and Groovy Alternative Feb 14, 2014 603
So, What Happens To The Words I Read? Childrens Feb 7, 2014 595
Soup Of The Dead Rock Feb 3, 2014 687
Sharon's Song Folk Jan 31, 2014 723
Nobody Alternative Jan 30, 2014 515
What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up? Alternative Jan 24, 2014 628
Let Us Shine Alternative Jan 16, 2014 760
We're All Gonna Die Explicit Inspirational Dec 13, 2013 738
No More Innocents Alternative Dec 13, 2013 428
Manimals (Book Club #2 - Life of Pi) Alternative Dec 11, 2013 613
The Royal Mail Song Alternative Sep 20, 2013 837
Brave New World (Book Club #1) Alternative Sep 12, 2013 830
Max reading 'Whiffy Wilson' Spoken Word May 6, 2013 1499
Time For It Now ... (The "Griot" Years) Alternative Apr 13, 2013 531
God's Truth! (Devil's in the detail ...) (video) Music Videos Mar 13, 2013 1035
She's Not You ... (video) Music Videos Dec 3, 2012 968
Happy Corporate Culture (video) Music Videos Sep 17, 2012 819
We Had A Fight (video) Music Videos Jun 7, 2012 868
Rise Up (video) Music Videos Mar 23, 2012 1128
Funny You (video) Music Videos Mar 9, 2012 609
Let's Get Together (and prove each other wrong) Alternative Feb 23, 2012 1476
iwantiwantiwantiwant (video) Music Videos Feb 20, 2012 1318
One Whole Day Alternative Feb 10, 2012 1149
Gonna Make You Happy (video - fixed) Music Videos Feb 3, 2012 1501
Freak's Show Rock Feb 2, 2012 960
Staying Alive (Hallelujah) Comedy Jan 13, 2012 1948
Son of my Sorrow Alternative Dec 8, 2011 1410
Digging Holes Explicit Country Aug 26, 2011 3773
Gonna Make You Happy Alternative Jul 29, 2011 1799
Those Dirt Walls Alternative Jul 21, 2011 956
Pianissimomo Classical Jul 7, 2011 858
Loving All the Wrong People Alternative Jul 7, 2011 999
Can a Duvet Stop the Living Dead? Pop Jun 24, 2011 1416
Polly-Anna In A Swimsuit Rock Jun 10, 2011 1444
Call Yourself A Man Pop May 5, 2011 1369
Into My Arms Alternative Feb 21, 2011 1005
Playing To The Cheap Seats Alternative Jan 3, 2011 1186
Someone to See Alternative Sep 23, 2010 944
Why Can't You Love Me? (For what I could've been ... ) Alternative Sep 17, 2010 1079
I'm Not Here To Make Friends Explicit Rock Aug 29, 2010 2748
Alphabug .... (Insecta) Childrens Aug 15, 2010 2208
Komplek City Alternative May 31, 2010 1272
Being Human Electronica Apr 23, 2010 1179
Your Thoughts May Be Recorded For Training And Security Purposes Alternative Apr 9, 2010 1673
We're All Gonna Die ... La La La Laaaa Explicit Inspirational Apr 1, 2010 1973
Tom Waits For No Man Explicit Jazz Mar 26, 2010 2137
Help (Evil Beatles Cover) Rock Mar 4, 2010 5566
Save Yourself Collab Metal Jan 21, 2010 1236
I Wrote This Song In Pencil Alternative Jan 14, 2010 2105
I'm Just Doing What Everybody Else Is Doing Alternative Dec 10, 2009 1168
Frozen Little Robot Pop Nov 26, 2009 1116
We Are This England Explicit Pop Sep 24, 2009 1249
Big Mac Collab Blues Aug 29, 2009 1405
Living ... (The "Parker" years) Alternative Aug 7, 2009 1415
Never Gonna Cry Again Country Jul 28, 2009 1620
Crawl Creature ... Crawl Metal Jun 11, 2009 1442
Fires Light The Way Alternative Mar 15, 2009 1971
Piano Quartet (For Legs with Traffic) Collab Classical Feb 25, 2009 1307
Come To Me You Dirty Little Rock'n'Rollers Electronica Feb 17, 2009 1605
Love Is In The Air ... Breathe Deeply Pop Feb 5, 2009 1883
Christmas Prayer Collab Holiday Jan 22, 2009 1553
Tis the Season ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Dec 27, 2008 1191
Merry Birthday Holiday Dec 24, 2008 1185
Bless the Good Ship iComp Lord Collab Folk Dec 17, 2008 4255
Sick Spirit ... Hold Me In Your Arms Metal Dec 9, 2008 2302
Hey! Hologram! ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Nov 30, 2008 1718
Guess Who's Coming .... Alternative Nov 6, 2008 1546
iwantiwantiwantiwant Explicit Punk Oct 17, 2008 2783
Gustav and the Devil Collab Jazz Sep 10, 2008 2120
The Weathergirl Pop Aug 15, 2008 1904
Your Wife Collab Country Jul 30, 2008 2157
Harvey ... (The "Luka" Years) Alternative Jul 11, 2008 2567
Lie, Steal and Cheat Folk Jul 10, 2008 1717
I.C.B.M. Sexy Alternative Jun 29, 2008 1811
Words on Words Spoken Word Jun 24, 2008 1454
Rock n Roll Soul Cake (aka Mercury) Collab Rock Jun 23, 2008 3238
The Girl With No Shame Folk Jun 18, 2008 3914
What happens to the words I hear? Spoken Word Jun 16, 2008 1293
Friend Alternative Jun 11, 2008 1931
Hold On Collab Pop Jun 10, 2008 1883
Get That Finger Up ......... (mini-song 53 seconds) Rock Jun 8, 2008 1892
I Hear You Don't Know ... (mini-song 55 seconds) Alternative Jun 5, 2008 1129
Tis the Season Rock Jun 3, 2008 1095
Mischief Pop May 29, 2008 1366
Set in Stone Alternative May 22, 2008 1650
I Heard It In The Bass Line Jazz May 19, 2008 2530
You're All Of This (and more) Alternative May 15, 2008 1320
Funny You Alternative May 15, 2008 1126
Let's Start A Little War Alternative May 15, 2008 1261
Famous Rock May 14, 2008 1706
All Night Talkers Pop May 13, 2008 1883
Man United Alternative May 13, 2008 1410

Collaborations

Favorites

Title Artist Genre Plays
In a Bad Way Featuring Sarah Matthews allisonbartonrice Blues 201
Maniac music Max42 Electronica 320
A Very Good Time Matt Granz [+1] Rock 863
Nobody Was Keeping Score But Me mfwmiles Alternative 381
Reflex Max42 Other 367
Please be with me (2) Max42 Dance 337
The Miracle of Space and Time (Ennead #8) mfwmiles Alternative 1759
Glömda kärleksord brnPetra Alternative 661
Wonderland With You SISTERS Alternative 747
I Was Named By My Mother (Ennead #7) mfwmiles Alternative 2111
In Memoriam Robin Williams georgeptingley Classical 930
Ode to The Postman Marty :) RubyDubidoux [+1] Inspirational 1571
Familiar Taste of Poison (Cover) LunaBleu [+1] Alternative 1842
Listen To the Idiot (The Stranger in Your Dreams) (Ennead # 6) mfwmiles Alternative 2188
Guitars, Lightbulb,s Drums alanatomic Funk 1130
Fooled Around And Fell In Love RubyDubidoux [+1] Blues 1375
Your Only Guest marshall2288 Rock 841
Primus Superfluous (Ennead #3) mfwmiles Other 1703
back again ccarling Pop 705
En Förlorad Värld brnPetra [+1] Alternative 1661
Big Head [MSI: Remix] 8MonthMalfunction [+4] Electronica 1796
Anthony Zeppelin456 Rock 531
never ending story (limahl cover) that80sboy [+2] Pop 3522
Calling You gepo Country 1178
doomsday sarahdupuis Alternative 694
Boys of Bedlam (cover) randolf Folk 929
London Cabbie Cowboy MattFrance Country 942
Two Is Better Than One v2 instrumental randolf Pop 4847
One Horse Town BossHook [+2] Rock 3756
All / Oil Is Well Trilobite2 Alternative 1543
Fragile Glass (Song Bird) Everine R&B 1973
MIND CONTROL SISTERS Rock 1644
World Class Fad Dyl Alternative 1465
One Rock From Canada Trilobite2 Classical 1339
SWING THE CIRCLE SISTERS Jazz 1454
WALKIN IN THE RAIN (w/Cathi Rice) MickD [+1] R&B 2116
Don't Hear The Distance 8MonthMalfunction [+2] Electronica 1675
5LUG 5P4WN KnqulearShift Rock 1163
Oo Ee Oo Ah Ah NomadicMind Alternative 2298
WONDER MickD R&B 1284
lizard [an original song!] randolf Childrens 5074
Dendrites AcetyleneJukebox Electronica 1676
I will make you forget you were sad 9volt_tongue Pop 928
Lord Is It Mine etgilles [+1] Rock 1999
South of Vulcan - 4- Last Touch Surak [+2] Metal 3281
The iComps International Agnostic Monotone Choir Mark_Hayes Other 1814
A Song For Wendell Trilobite2 Inspirational 1839
Stjrnor p mitt tcke brnPetra [+2] Alternative 1937
iCompositions v1 pm [+1] Music Videos 2892
When the Earth Lies Still Kybele Folk 990
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