Mad Martins Triple CD & Book Package. Music By Gary Miller (Whisky Priests). Artwork By Me. Folk Music, Poetry, Spoken Word. Free Bonus CD.

Mad Martins Triple CD & Book Package. Music By Gary Miller (Whisky Priests). Artwork By Me. Folk Music, Poetry, Spoken Word. Free Bonus CD.

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This is a bit of a hard one to describe! My other half, Gary Miller, is a songwriter and musician, and lead vocalist with NE UK folk-punk legends The Whisky Priests. It took him ten years in all to write all of the songs for 'Mad Martins'. It's an astonishing piece of work, and I was privileged to be able to design the accompanying book last year, itself taking nine months to complete (there was a LOT of research). The Martin brothers are so very interesting, each one hugely charismatic in his own 'mad' way. The album and book have enjoyed amazing reviews in various magazines and on music websites across the world. I feel very proud to be able to add it to my Etsy shop! You can read all about how the project came to be, and check out the music and reviews, on the website at www.mad-martins.co.uk but here's a brief description:

"Mad Martins is a unique performance, recording and book project featuring original songs, poetry and spoken word narration depicting the extraordinary lives and times of the notorious Martin Brothers, William, Jonathan and John, who were born in the late Eighteenth Century in the South Tyne area of Northumberland. Eldest brother, William was the self-styled "Philosophical Conqueror of All Nations". Jonathan Martin has gone down in history as "the notorious incendiary" of York Minster. John, the youngest, was, like his brother William, an ‘all-rounder’, devising sewage schemes for London, along with a number of other inventions but is most famous for his epic New Romantic paintings of Biblical scenes.

Etsy customers will recieve a complimentary 'Fair Flowers Among Them All' (The Mad Martins Instrumentals) CD, (with cover artwork by me - see if you can spot all of the song titles in there..) which usually retails at £10.00.

Mad Martins was initially conceived by Poet and Narrator Keith Armstrong and is led and coordinated by Musical Director and Songwriter Gary Miller.

The CDs & Book

Mad Martins is available as an epic 50-track triple CD by Gary Miller with Keith Armstrong, Iain Petrie & Friends, housed in a lavishly-packaged 104-page Deluxe Book designed by Helen Temperley containing lyrics to all the songs, poems and spoken word pieces, with additional interlinking text and many beautiful images, including paintings, engravings, sketches, illustrations, and original artwork, further enhancing the story."

Gary Miller - Lead & Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, standard & octave Mandolins, occasional Electric Guitar, Bouzouki, assorted traditional & invented Percussion
Iain Petrie – numerous Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Ukeleles, Glockenspiel, Bass, Drums, assorted traditional & invented Percussion, Backing Vocals, Harmonies, Programming, Orchestral Arrangements, etc…

Poems and spoken word pieces
Keith Armstrong - Voice (Poetry Recitation, Narration)
Richard Doran – Bouzouki, Dulcimer
Glenn Miller - Accordion
Mick Tyas - Mandolin
Ann Sessoms - Northumbrian Pipes
Iain Petrie - Additional Keyboards, Programming & Effects

Guest Lead Vocalists
Mick Tyas - Lead Vocals on The Dandy Horse and In The Navy (Jonathan's Chantey & Hornpipe) (plus Backing Vocals on The Leaping Swordsman, "Shoot The Bishop!", Four Bare Walls, Escape, A Painting For Charles)
Marie Tucker - Lead Vocal on Maria's Testimony
Karen Ross - Lead Vocal Duet with Gary on A Thin Veneer
Sylvia Doran - Lead Vocal on ‘Wicked Old World' (plus Backing Vocals on Three Mad Martins (Prophecy))

And many more...

For more info please visit: www.mad-martins.co.uk
www.whiskypriests.co.uk
www.whippetrecords.co.uk

Thanks for looking,

Helen.

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