Although a young man new to the scene, it would be wrong to think Dom Martin hasn't paid his life and musical dues. Brought up in the often tough, but community driven streets of Belfast Northern Ireland,
Dom traded his craft for a time locally without a (self confessed) clue how to break into the (international) music business and possibly with too much humility to try. 'Discovered' by his present manager, Dom has made a fairly 'meteoric' rise in terms of today's industry, with his first ever EP release attracting BBC 6 music and BBC Radio 2 support - including a converted session with Cerys Matthews and quite rightly, he now has a number of international tours and Festivals in the book for 2022.
His jaw dropping, entirely natural sounding and unforced/unschooled skill on acoustic guitar, matched with an authentic 'Belfast Blues' voice, brings to mind comparisons with many from (Glasgow born) John Martyn to Rory Gallagher, with nods to many in-between not least perhaps the likes of Van Morrison and Foy Vance. Dom is equally adept on electric with his power trio and is always a popular addition to any blues/rock festival.
In 2019 (his debut year) Dom undertook two very successful UK tours, as well as playing many festivals including the International Guinness Blues on The Bay Festival, The International Rory Gallagher Festival at Ballyshannon (including the final night Big Top stage, The Letterkenny Rhythm and Blues Festival, a 5 show tour in Moscow, The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne Lancashire, The Harvest Time Festival in Monaghan, The Canterbury Festival in Kent and he also made his mainland European debut in Switzerland at the Blues Zeppelin Festival.
Dom has opened for Elles Bailey and Jo Harman and has also appeared for noted promoters AGMP Concerts as special guest support to the (US Grammy Winner) Mike Farris/Jo Harman at the big double bill London show on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at the prestigious Under The Bridge venue, in Chelsea and the following evening as special guest support at the iconic 100 Club to Band of Friends. Dom then completed his first European Tour taking in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany before returning to Northern Ireland via shows in England just a week before the first Covid lockdown.
In June 2022 Dom with his band will support top guitarist Eric Gales on his UK Tour.
Artist - Dom Martin
Genre - Blues / Rock
Location - Belfast, Ireland
Track - Echoes
Album - A Savage Life
Year - 2022
Dom Martin - Singer/ Songwriter