Martin Luke Brown – Session & Interview
29th May 2014
Last week, we welcomed Martin Luke Brown to the URN Studios for an exclusive session and interview, where he performed a fantastic rendition of Coldplay’s Magic, before a stunning stripped-back version of his brand new single Nostalgia.
Martin has been championed by BBC Introducing, also performed in the 2012 Olympic Park and in late 2013, he won the GIGS: Big Busk competition ran by Mayor of London. His music fuses elements of soul and funk with a modern edge. He is comfortable performing solo or with his band (acoustic or electric) and is guaranteed to deliver his performance with infectious energy.
BBC’s Tom Robinson described Martin as “A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, writing and performing since the tender age of 14. Packing gutsy vocals with toe-tapping rhythms, Martin writes a real eclectic mix of songs with a distinct ‘from the heart out the mouth’ feel unifying them.”
Now after having spent the last 6 months working with a host of producers and writers, Martin is releasing his first official video as the first look and listen to his new material.
Martin’s new single Nostalgia is available for Pre-Order via iTunes this Sunday 1st June and will be uploaded to his YouTube channel on the same day. It had its first play on BBC Introducing last Thursday and you can listen to the track in session below:
You can listen to what Martin says about the track in the interview below.
A stunning rendition of one of Coldplay’s latest single. Martin has really put a unique spin on a fantastic song, with his melodic vocals really adding substance to the original. You can listen to his cover in session below:
We discussed influences, wanting to be a professional footballer, Martin’s dream collaboration and even what you’d do with an Ice Cream Van should you be so lucky to have one! Take a listen to our exclusive interview here:
It was an absolute pleasure to meet Martin and his team and we wish him and the team all the best for the future. His single, Nostalgia is next week’s Track of the Week so you’ll be able to hear it across any of our Daytime shows! Our exclusive session and interview with Martin will be played tonight (29th May) on Under the Radar from 7.30pm so make sure you tune in and listen to a fantastic up and coming talent.
The URN Music Team