Being brought up in a theatrical family, it is perhaps not surprising that Martin has joined the realms of live concert lighting. His father, Kevin, was an actor, and mother, Edna, a former ballerina and stage manager.
After doing not-quite-as-well-as-he-might-have-done in his ‘A’-Levels, Martin finally ended up at the Welsh College of Music & Drama, where he studied Stage Management, and majored in lighting. After three years of lighting gigs, eating curry and trying to drink Cardiff dry, he started his working life by touring with a small opera company. Theatre crewing came and went, and then his first job in the warehouse at Samuelson’s.
His lighting design gigs include Iron Maiden, Jethro Tull, Galliano, Newman and Baddiel, Energy Orchard, Dare, Roadhouse, The Alice Band, many and various corporates, in-house lampy at the Marquee and Bottom Line Club; you know, the usual jobbing LD stuff.
Crew work includes Reef, Korn, Machine Head, John Denver, All About Eve, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Status Quo etc. etc.
He has also been lighting supervisor on “Riverdance” for two years, and was lighting director for the “Tribute to the Blues Brothers”, and TV shoots, such as “The Secret Cabaret”.
He lives in Ashford, Middlesex, with his wife, Claire, daughters Hannah, Lauren, and Caitlin, 2 cats, and about 50 tropical freshwater fish.
His passions include cricket, golf, scuba diving, reading, writing, film, music, but especially his family.