|Posted on 23 March, 2019 at 23:30||comments (0)|
North Eastern determination, both fair and foul...
Helen's is the first in a series of exhibitions at the People's Bookshop by local Durham-based artists.
'Northern Grit: The Good, The Bad & The Greedy' showcases a number of characters from North East England, including Jonathan Martin - who also features as the exhibition's 'poster boy'!
Furthermore, the exhibition's Launch Event at the People's Bookshop on Sunday 31st March 2019 (4pm-6pm), will include a solo acoustic performance by Gary of songs that directly compliment Helen's illustrations. His set is due to include 3 songs from Mad Martins - one for each of the brothers, William, Jonathan and John.
Entry to both the exhibition and the launch event is free and all are welcome.
Anyone with an interest in Mad Martins should find something to enjoy.
See you there!
|Posted on 17 March, 2019 at 7:40||comments (0)|
A huge "Thank you!" to US Magazine Shite'n'Onions for awarding Gary 'Most Ambitious Release of 2018', in their 'Best of 2018' awards, for the Mad Martins 3xCD and book. It's great recognition and acknowledgement for all the hard work, passion and commitment that Gary and the rest of the Mad Martins collaborators have put into this project.
In the meantime, further exciting news on the future development of Mad Martins coming soon...
|Posted on 24 December, 2018 at 5:40||comments (0)|
Here is a link to an article/review of 'Mad Martins' by Tom Keller for 'Folkworld' magazine in Germany, from March 2018, that we somehow missed earlier and have only now been made aware of.
|Posted on 28 November, 2018 at 11:30||comments (0)|
Following a long hiatus due to other commitments, the Mad Martins project is now back on track! Let's kick things off with a sneak preview of some of the upcoming new promotional artwork, and a rousing song to accompany this portrait of Jonathan Martin in his fearsome rage, prior to setting fire to York Minster...
The song, 'Blood, Fire and Smoke (Ballad of the Incendiary)', with words by Keith Armstrong and music by Gary Miller, is performed by the pair, and the track was produced by Iain Petrie. Artwork by Helen Temperley.
|Posted on 25 July, 2018 at 13:40||comments (0)|
The latest (Summer 2018) issue of Tykes News featuring an in-depth 5-page interview + photos with 'Mad Martins' Gary Miller (including occasional contributions from 'Mad Martins' artist, illustrator and visual designer Helen Temperley) focussing primarily on the 'Mad Martins' project, is now available here.
From the tagline on the Tykes News Page : -
Page 31 contains untold riches from Durham. Gary is probably best known as the leader of that folk–punk phenomenon of the nineties, The Whisky Priests. Tykes met up with him and his partner Helen Temperley on a grey March afternoon in Saltaire. “Now seems the right time to get everything out there. I can’t get it all out quick enough. I had lost direction and I certainly wasn’t following my own creativity.”
|Posted on 24 July, 2018 at 5:30||comments (0)|
On Thursday 19th July, from 2pm-3pm, 'Mad Martins' musical director, singer, songwriter and performer Gary Miller appeared on Bob Fischer's Show on BBC Tees, talking in-depth about 'Mad Martins'. You can listen to the full show here.
|Posted on 19 July, 2018 at 3:25||comments (0)|
'Mad Martins' musical director, songwriter, singer and performer Gary Miller will be appearing on the Bob Fischer Show on BBC Tees this afternoon for an interview and acoustic session. He will be talking in-depth about 'Mad Martins' as well as some of his other projects and playing one or two songs. Please tune in and have a listen if you get the chance. Gary should be on around 2pm-3pm.
|Posted on 15 July, 2018 at 7:50||comments (0)|
'Mad Martins' Musicians Gary Miller & Mick Tyas, together with their Whisky Priests colleague Michael Stephenson, had the pleasure of presenting a copy of the Mad Martins Triple CD & Book to Billy Bragg at Durham Miners' Gala on Saturday 14th July 2018. (The Whisky Priests had last met Billy when they played at a previous Miners' Gala together in 2004 - one of the last gigs, in fact, that the band ever played).
|Posted on 4 June, 2018 at 3:35||comments (0)|
|Posted on 21 May, 2018 at 3:45||comments (0)|
Many thanks to Kev Rowland for another amazing review of 'Mad Martins' as well as 'Fair Flowers Among Them All (The 'Mad Martins' Instrumentals)' [plus Gary's single 'The Durham Light Infantry' with Ferryhill Town Band in the latest (#287) issue of 'Gonzo Weekly' Magazine.
To view the reviews, follow the link to issue #287 here and then scroll through to pages 69-72).
It's basically the same review by Kev that appeared in FRaME Music back in March but it's great to see such a wonderful (10/10) piece on the project getting further coverage.