JEFF MARTIN , the mastermind of the Tea Party.
Live @ The Basement , August 31st 2010
Doors open @ 8:30 P.M
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JEFF MARTIN BIO
Jeff Martin was raised in Windsor, Ontario and started playing the guitar at age 8. He formed his first band at age 11 and decided, then and there, that this is what he wanted to do with his life. In high school he was challenged by an older student to learn a blues-inspired Led Zeppelin song which inspired his father, a blues fan, who turned him on to the blues standards. Jeff caught on quickly and could frequently be found jamming with professional bands from the Windsor Detroit area while still in his teens.
During his teens he was also given a copy of The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper’s album and his imagination was captured by the instrumentation of Within You Without You. Jeff developed a fascination with eastern tunings and instruments, a preoccupation he later indulged with great success as a member of the seminal Canadian band The Tea Party, and now currently The Armada with Wayne P Sheehy.
Jeff is also a producer. In addition to producing or co-producing all of The Tea Party’s albums, he has worked with artists such as Tenth Planet and Hundred Mile House and has recorded with David Usher, Conjure One and Todd Kerns.
JEFF MARTIN (THE TEA PARTY)
• Fronted Canadian rock band The Tea Party between 1990-2005
• Released 8 studio albums with record sales in excess of 1.6million
• The Tea Party hit # 1 in Canada with single ‘Heaven Coming Down’ (1999)
• Toured the world extensively (including 21 Canadian and 12 Australian tours)
• In Canada, The Tea Party garnered 4 Double Platinum, 1 Platinum & 4 Gold albums, while in Australia, the band hit Double Platinum with the album ‘The Edges Of Twilight’
JEFF MARTIN (SOLO / THE ARMADA)
• Performed in front of 20,000 people at WOMADelaide (March 2010)
• Performing at Canadian Music Week (March 2010), followed with a show at the infamous ‘Mod Club’
• Touring Nationally around Australia on ‘The Ground Cries Out’ tour (April/May 2010)
• Released ‘The Armada’ album in 2008
• Has released 1 x solo studio album, 3 live albums and 1 live DVD.
• The Armada live album/DVD, recorded in Sydney (November 2009) to be released mid 2010
• New Solo album penned and studio time booked at Byron Bay’s Studio 301 (November 2010)
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