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A Journey In Music

 

British born Martin Valins was hooked by the sound of The Beatles as a teenager growing up in London UK during the 1960's. Playing London's college halls and coffee bars with Andy Staines during the 1970's he quickly built a reputation for strong melodic songs with delicate harmonies but a record deal was always elusive.

Like the founding members of Pink Floyd he studied architecture at London's Polytechnic and then disappeared from the music scene.

 

Relocating to the USA Martin returned to writing and recording new music in 2015. Martin's journey has led him to create a diverse musical landscape encompassing alternative folk and eastern influences.

 

Martin was also a founding member of rock band Salisbury and took part in their triumphant reunion gigs and recordings in 2017-20

 

Martin first released five solo studio albums plus live album. Then in 2016 he began collaborating with the Italian songwriter Monica Bergo. Heart & Soul  (2024) is their sixth album.

 

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