Paul Martin exudes cheerful vibes in his sounds

Who is Paul Martin?
I think there's nowhere else in London I would have liked to grow up. Northwest London, where we lived, was really nice for me. At the time I didn't know how much I liked it, being just a kid, but we had hills, green areas and a massive park. My parents were fantastic and done their best to put food on the table, always having food in the kitchen. I didn't realise how tough it was for them until I got older. My dad passed away over twenty years ago now. From then it really hit me to pursue the music in me for him. I mean I grew up with music. My Mum bought me a little guitar when I was seven. I just sat there and stared at if for a while before trying to play it. I listened and sang along with songs on radio or TV and what my brother played in his room, and with my childhood friend sang songs he and I knew. I started writing things when I left school in my teens into my twenties. I was in a little band for a few years. From then I was a solo artist, and have been on the road for some years now, gigging and learning my craft.
How it started?
I was picked for an audition for 'The Voice' show four years ago. From Staines to Wales! It was good experience and exposure, filming with the BBC in Wales. It's all about the timing, for real, i didn't really want to compete. Being a singer-songwriter, I didn't think it was for me but I did the gigs for them. I've been doing videos for new songs between gigs, some time writing new songs, and in September I did a radio interview and sang some songs on local radio. Soon I'll be working with some cool dudes, Novel Sounds, so will be doing some gigs with a manager and some songs with them. I've nearly completed my next album and am getting ready for gigs coming up. I really would like to get out in UK to do a bit more gigging, and then take the tour into Europe and the world. Most importantly, I give thanks and praise to the Almighty God for strength. What i've been through to get to this stage alone!

I'll never forget the time I was on a first-class flight to New Jersey in the late 1990s, and my total astonishment when I met Peter O'Toole. Man, that was unbelievable. I didn't even know he was such a great actor because I was so young, but I knew he was a big-time person. He was so nice to me and said I could sit down with him, and we talked. I wish I could remember more of it all. I'll never forget walking with him when we landed, and sitting with him waiting for my luggage. He said I looked like somebody.  There are many things happened to me along the way, keeping me on that path as an artist, for the music. These things happening to me on my musical journey just clarified and reassured me in the face of things. You got to hold onto these important encounters that helped shape me as an artist singer songwriter, basically saying, 'Keep it up!' 
About Music?
I did a little work for a company in the early to mid-2000s, and I was doing my music part-time then. I've always been doing my music from a young age, until now I'm doing full time for some years now. Anyway, I met Sir David Frost, when I was doing the part-time work in the early 2000s. It was in London, Kensington, and I walked in the building to go into the lift, and the lift door opened and he's standing there by himself. I was told he had his office in that building, and I could see his name on the building's occupants. Soon as I walked in the lift I said, 'Hello, David Frost; my name's Paul Martin', and he said, 'Hello, Paul Martin'. He was so nice. It was quite brief, but I was very glad to meet him. We stood in the lift alone for a minute until he got out on his floor. That made my day. And then in around 2011 | was in the studio with a good friend, who was there again. 1 met ken Boothe, Maxi Priest, Freddie McGregor, and briefly saw Marcia Griffiths who gave me a cool look.

Something Upcoming?
I'm just working on my music, my voice, my songs. It's all about hard work. What you put in is what you get out. I'm just work hard, performing, and in meetings. All these wonderful people show me! must work hard and it's due to them. I got some gigs booked up for the remainder of 2019 and going into 2020. I'm hoping on, and want to start touring out of the UK, and into Europe and the world. I've done hundreds of gigs in UK. It'd be great to start touring out of UK soon. But still, I think, I got some showcases and a few other gigs from the start of 2020.

Though he was featured in recently released Lifoti's October/November 2019 issue 10, you can check it from below link's for your country:

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