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10,000-word "definitive" interview with Gary in MLWZ, Poland

Posted on 7 December, 2020 at 5:05 Comments comments (28)

Our thanks to Kev Rowland for getting this 10,000-word, and what he describes as "definitive", interview with Gary published online at MLWZ, Poland.


It covers his entire career to-date, and includes a large portion on 'Mad Martins'.


 

You can read the interview in its entirity by following the link HERE.




New T-Shirt Design

Posted on 4 December, 2020 at 6:50 Comments comments (0)

We're delighted to announce that we have a brand new T-Shirt design available to order direct from our Shop in a wide range of sizes from XXS to XXXXXL.


It features Helen's magnificent Mad Martins artwork depicting each of the Martin Brothers, William, Jonathan and John, as a full colour front print on a black shirt.


To view and order, follow the link HERE.



It's "Bandcamp Friday" again!

Posted on 4 December, 2020 at 5:00 Comments comments (0)

Today is "Bandcamp Friday" again, so in celebration and following the success of last month's 'Bandcamp Friday', we've once again slashed the price on the Mad Martins 3CD/Hardback Book Box Set from £29.99 to £19.99, plus we're throwing in a copy of the 'Fair Flowers Among The All (The Mad Martins Instrumentals)' companion CD as a free bonus item with each order! Please note this is for one day only (prices will revert tomorrow). Follow the link below to browse the Mad Martins Bandcamp Shop and maybe even grab a pre-Christmas bargain!...


To visit our Bandcamp Merch Page - CLICK HERE




Four tracks from Mad Martins featured on Andy Nagy's 'Black Jack Davy Show' for WBRS 100.1FM

Posted on 26 November, 2020 at 8:45 Comments comments (0)

 

Thank you so much to the amazing Andy Nagy for featuring so much of Gary's work from throughout the years (which, in addition to Mad Martins, included solo recordings and with his band The Whisky Priests) in such esteemed company on the latest edition of his wonderful 'Black Jack Davy' show for WBRS 100.1FM last night.


The show featured as many as four tracks from the Mad Martins 3CD set and here's what Andy had to say about it : -


"What stories, and what storytelling, song writing! This is truly a masterpiece, up there in my initial reactions with Peter Bellamy's "Transports", Fairport's "Babacomb Lee", and Robb Johnson's "Gentle Men", three of the most extraordinary 'folk operas' ever written. Now there are four."


Wow! Thanks Andy - what a fabulous and generous quote!


There's a link to the full playlist HERE.



"Bandcamp Friday" Special Offer Bundle (save £10 and get free bonus items) - for one day only!

Posted on 6 November, 2020 at 7:45 Comments comments (0)

Today is "Bandcamp Friday", when Bandcamp waives its sales fees in support of artists during the COVID Lockdown. To mark the event, we are drastically reducing the price of the Mad Martins 3xCD Box set (in a 100+ page Hardback Book) by £10 for ONE DAY ONLY! Instead of the usual £29.99, you only pay £19.99. PLUS - we're also throwing in a FREE copy of the 'Fair Flowers Among Them All (The Mad Martins Instrumentals)' companion CD AND a set of 10 postcards featuring the front cover artwork. Please note - by tomorrow (7th November) the price will have reverted back to the full price).


To take advantage of this special offer - Click HERE



Gary Miller's Belle Vue Sessions No.1 - Facebook Live Stream

Posted on 2 November, 2020 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)

Join Gary for 'The Belle Vue Sessions No.1' - his debut Facebook Live Stream at 19:00 UTC on Thursday 12th November 2020 - HERE.


(Who knows, he may throw in a song or two from Mad Martins!)...



A year ago today...

Posted on 5 October, 2020 at 8:55 Comments comments (0)

A year ago today, the Mad Martins stage show premiered at The City Theatre, Durham.




Since then, and throughout the COVID Lockdown, Mad Martins has been undergoing a temporary hiatus to allow Gary (Mad Martins Musical Director) to focus his energies on other projects. He is currently writing his autobiography and developing a new band project 'Gary's Miller's Big Picture', amongst other things, with plans to release two new albums (one solo, one band) in 2021.


In the meantime, Mad Martins has not been forgotten and will return when the time seems right, with future shows and other developments to look forward to.


Watch this space!...



Mad Martins Art Prints - now available to order

Posted on 12 November, 2019 at 10:00 Comments comments (0)

We are delighted to announce that we have a new range of beautiful 'Mad Martins' art prints designed by Helen, each available to buy individually or as part of a set in a choice of A3 or A4 sizes from our official online Shop.


Head over to our merch page to see what is available HERE.



WEA presentation

Posted on 19 October, 2019 at 7:50 Comments comments (0)

Gary gave a presentation to the wonderful people of the WEA Durham Branch at their Annual General Meeting at the Education Centre at Wharton Park, Durham City yesterday afternoon (18th October).


The presentation, based on Gary's own personal experiences of creativity and education throughout his career, included major coverage of Mad Martins.




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