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City Theatre tickets now available

Posted on 27 June, 2019 at 1:10 Comments comments (0)

Tickets are now available for the Mad Martins show at the City Theatre, Durham on Saturday 5th October (6:45pm), as part of the Durham Book Festival.

Please note, the City Theatre is a small venue and places are limited.

Buy your tickets HERE.

Mad Martins at 2019 Durham Book Festival

Posted on 20 May, 2019 at 2:30 Comments comments (1)

We are delighted to announce that a special performance of Mad Martins has been commissioned for the 2019 Durham Book Festival.

A 2-hour show will take place at the City Theatre, Fowlers Yard, Back Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RA.

Tickets are priced at £10/£8 concessions.

We look forward to bringing you further details of this very exciting event, including ticketing links, etc., soon.

Northern Grit: The Good, The Bad & The Greedy

Posted on 23 March, 2019 at 23:30 Comments comments (0)

North Eastern determination, both fair and foul...

'Northern Grit: The Good, The Bad & The Greedy' is an exhibition of illustrations by Mad Martins illustrator Helen at the People's Bookshop, Durham City, running throughout April 2019.

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!

"Most Ambitious Release of 2018" - Shite 'n' Onions 'Best of 2018' awards

Posted on 17 March, 2019 at 7:40 Comments 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...

Folkworld article/review

Posted on 24 December, 2018 at 5:40 Comments 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.

Mad Martins back on track with new artwork

Posted on 28 November, 2018 at 11:30 Comments 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.

Tykes News Interview in Summer 2018 Issue

Posted on 25 July, 2018 at 13:40 Comments 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.”

A reproduction of the article is now available in the Interviews section of our Media Archives. You can read the entire piece here.

Listen to Gary Miller on BBC Tees talking in-depth about 'Mad Martins'

Posted on 24 July, 2018 at 5:30 Comments 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.

Gary Miller on BBC Radio Tees

Posted on 19 July, 2018 at 3:25 Comments 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.

Copy of Mad Martins presented to Billy Bragg at Durham Miners' Gala

Posted on 15 July, 2018 at 7:50 Comments 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).