Wed 10th April, 20248:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Dom Martin is a Belfast born multi award winning artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues. In 2019 he burst onto the music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere.
BBC Radio 2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews described his work as “Absolutely wonderful stuff”
Debut Album – “Spain To Italy” (December 2019)
bluespowr.com – ‘Spain to Italy is not just one of the best debut releases we’ve heard in some time but among the best albums we’ve heard from any artist this year’
makingascene.org – ‘The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime’
After his debut sell out “Spring ’19 UK Tour”, Blues in Britain Magazine said – “Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent”
“Dom Martins Savages Live at The Harlington” (June 2021)
ERB Magazine – “5/5 – ROCKIN’ THE BLUES, WITH ATTITUDE!”
Downatthecrossroads – “He’s quite a talent – great guitarist, fine singer and excellent songwriter. All of this is in evidence on Live at the Harlington”
Music-News.Com – “Dom Martin is an absolutely fabulous performer” “Dom Martin is an exceptional talent and this shows him in a remarkable light. It’s a shoo-in for accolades and my guess is that, come the end of the year, it will be in a lot of ‘best of 2021’ lists. Fabulous album. 5 STARS”
Blues in Britain Magazine – “Dom has been compared to Gallagher in style and execution and the great man would be proud to know his legacy is being so perfectly preserved” “Highly recommended, don’t miss it!”
“A Savage Life” (April 2022)
Classic Rock Magazine – “The Belfast guitarist is a sprawling talent” 9/10
Music-News.Com – “The sheer intensity and burning power of the music in this album is almost shocking” 5 STARS
Rock & Blues Muse – One spin of this new set and it’s obvious that Dom Martin is the next rising star in the global roots scene. Jump aboard now before he passes you by.
ERB Magazine – “Emotional and Exhilarating” 5 STARS
* Blues Instrumentalist of The Year – 2023 UK Blues Awards
* Blues Instrumentalist of The Year – 2022 UK Blues Awards
* UK Representative International Blues Challenge Memphis 2022 – Semi Finalist (Solo/Duo Category)
* Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2022 UK Blues Awards (Inducted into the UK Blues Hall of Fame for his third successive Acoustic Award)
* Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2021 UK Blues Awards
* Acoustic Blues Act of The Year – 2020 UK Blues Awards
* Best Solo/Acoustic Act – European Blues Awards 2019
Primarily known as a solo acoustic artist, Dom is very capable of holding a large attentive audience on his own with his mesmerising finger picking techniques, strong vocal and typically Irish interaction. For larger venues and festivals he can also be accompanied by a band with a strong repertoire of original material very much in the style of Irish legend Rory Gallagher. He always includes a Gallagher song or two in his set!
This unassuming musician is another fine product of the Belfast music factory responsible for Sir Van Morrison, Gary Moore, Paul Brady, Brian Kennedy, Foy Vance and many more.
Web – www.dommart.in
Social Media – @MusicDomMartin
Photo by Tony Cole