News: December 2015
“Wherever You Are” was written in January of 2005 as I was preparing to head to the UK and EU
for the first time touring with both heavy metal bands Fozzy and Stuck Mojo
for about five weeks. Being prone to OCD and feeling quite anxious about the tour preparations both logistically and mentally,
in a calm moment in the chaos this ballad came out of my head!
It was written and a demo comprised of just two acoustic guitar parts was recorded in about an hour the day before my flight overseas.
I enjoyed being a heavy metal animal on the road and forgot all about this tune for a while.
It was only performed one time live on the radio in Atlanta, GA as part of a promotion for a show
I was performing locally later that year and was put away.
I have delayed work on my follow-up album to “2 of 5” for a number of years due to my touring, writing and recording commitments with other projects,
so I have been going through the archives looking for songs that would be fun to release as singles
while I’m finishing up my new album “Drive” which I expect to release in Spring of 2016.
The title of this piece is for my wife. She has held me together through all of the roller coaster highs and lows of this music career and when I am traveling,
I often look up in the sky to get my bearings and send her thoughts of missing and loving her wherever she might be at that moment in time.
The release date is also perfectly timed with the 20th anniversary of our meeting.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoy!
Avaialable Digitally - 12/16/15:
CD Baby | iTunes | Google Play | and more!
Cover Art Photography by Bonnie Moret Photography
12.18 - 12.19 - 12.20
Mike Martin will be appearing in the musical:
The Ghosts Of Rock
The Cox Capital Theater - Macon, GA
For more information and tickets:
News: November 2015
Next Mike Martin Band shows:
11.04.15 - 11.11.15 - 11.18.15 - 11.25.15 Mike Martin @ Darwin's Burgers & Blues - Jam Night - Marietta, GA
11.12.15 Mike Martin @ The Drunk Horse Pub - Angel Vivaldi - Fayetteville, NC
11.13.15 Mike Martin @ Ground Zero -- The Dreaded Marco - Spartanburg, SC
11.14.15 Mike Martin w/The Dixie Duncan Band @ Mule Camp Tavern - Gainesville, GA
News: July 2015
Next Mike Martin Band show in North GA
Saturday August 1st, 2015
Afternoon Show with Two Sets!
Mike Martin will be hosting the Wednesday Night Jam
at Darwin's in Marietta, GA for the next few weeks.
Check out the dates and come on out!
7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12
Music Starts at 8:00pm and the jam goes to Midnight
Drums and amps provided
Mike will be attending Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN
07.09.15 - 07.10.15 - 07.11.15
Schedule Coming Soon
News: May 2015
New digital single:
"Wherever You Are"
Read the latest interview:
News: December 2014
Mike interviews Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge for Rock Revolt Magazine!
Read it here:
Brand New Christmas Single:
by The Dreaded Marco
News: November 2014
The New Album from
The Dreaded Marco
News: September 2014
The Dreaded Marco
10/03/14 album release show
@ The Star Bar - Atlanta, GA
News: August 2014
Had a great conversation with Gus G, guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind,
about his new solo album "I Am The Fire" out now on Century Media Records
a few weeks ago as a guest Artist to Artist interview for RockRevolt Magazine.
Check it out and share it around. I'll be doing more of these soon!
News: July 2014
New album from The Dreaded Marco is finished and set to be released Fall 2014!
Check out these sneak peeks:
Mike will be in Nashville for The Summer NAMM Convention at the Fuch Audio Technology Booth #1445:
07.17.2014 - Thursday at 1:00pm
07.18.2014 - Friday at 2:00pm
07.19.2014 - Saturday at 1:00pm
News: June 2014
Mike will be perfomring with Kingnaldo opening for the Guitar Gods Tour in Texas, USA
Guitar Gods Tour
Yngwie Malmsteen, Bumblefoot, Gary Hoey & Kingnaldo
07.10.2014 - Kingnaldo - House ofBlues - Dallas, TX
07.11.2014 - Kingnaldo - Pharr Events Center - Pharr, TX
07.12.2014 - Kingnaldo - House Of Blues - Houston, TX
News: March 2014
Charleston, SC show at Hometeam BBQ 3/21/14
with TV interview and performnace on ABC 4's Low Country Live program that morning!
Mike will be returning to Darwin's Burgers and Blues in Marietta, GA3/12 & 3/19
to host the Wednesday Night Jam while John McKnight is back on the raod with
blues guitar virtuoso Chris Duarte.
3/14 Mike will be playing guitar for The Dixie Duncan Band
at The 120 Tavern in Marietta, GA
as we share the bill with Beitthemeans and Uberstout.
News: February 2014
Big Announcement coming soon!
News: January 2014
Kicking off the New Year writing some fresh new Mike Martin music as well as a cool album project I can't wait to tell you about!
I will be at Darwin's every Wednesday in January hosting the Jam
as well as 2/05/14 & 2/12/14
There's no cover on jam night so come have dinner & drinks and stay for the jam.
Music starts at 8:00pm.
01.29.2014 - Mike Martin - Darwin's Burgers & Blues - Marietta, GA - Jam Night
Cancelled due to ATL Snowmaggedon 2014
News: December 2013
Mike Martin: Murfreesboro, NC 12/13 at Zakks Coffehouse
Mike Martin: North Myrtle Beach, SC 12/14 at Pirate's Cove Bar and Grill
w/The Dixie Duncan Band: Marietta, GA 12/31 at 120 Tavern w/Uberstout, Needeep & Dear Enemy NYE Show!!
'Tis The Christmas Season!
Now is the perfect time to enjoy and share your favorite Holiday songs as well as giving the gift of music!
Head over to the STORE page to download my Christmas single:
"Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel"
as well as digital downloads and physical copies of my first solo album:
"2 of 5"
News: November 2013
Jacksonville, FL 11/14 show at 1904 Music Hall
Friday, November 8, 2013 I will be performing at the 120 Tavern in Marietta, GA as part of a benefit for Joey Huffman.
We are raising funds to help with the costs of surgery to remove a brain tumor.
If you can't attend, I encourage you to donate dirctly to Joey's medical fund here:
Next week: Jacksonville, FL@ 1904 Music Hall with Tony Smotherman and Tommy Harrison!
News: October 2013
Fall 2013 has me doing a few shows in the Southearstern US before this year is up.
I'd like to take this opportuinty to introduce you to the band:
Kerry Denton - Drums
Atlanta-based, professional drummer Kerry Denton has enjoyed his work for over 25 years and takes his business seriously.
His exceptional abilities have taken him all over the US and to dozens of countries in Europe.
He toured and recorded with Mother’s Finest from 2003 to 2007.
He has also played with Kansas’ bassist Billy Greer and the Seventh Key.
During his 20 plus year career, he has done countless studio sessions and live performances.
Kerry also owns and operates DentonDrumTracks.com, a web-based drum studio.
Scott Williams - Bass
At a young age Scott expressed an interest in music so his parents got him a guitar.
He took some lessons and after starting to play upright bass at the age of 12, Scott made the switch to bass guitar.
He is highly influenced by John Paul Jones, Jack Bruce, Geddy Lee, James Jamerson, Ray Brown, Paul Chambers, and Scott LaFaro.
Scott is also an undergraduate student at the Georgia State School of Music studying Jazz Bass Performance
and a member of the Atlanta band The Dreaded Marco with Charlie Sheets and Mike Froedge.
First Show with the new line-up: 10/26/2013
Outskirts 53 Festival
Outskirts 53 is a weekend Music Festival and Motorcycle Rally located between Rome and Calhoun GA.
Outskirts 53 will be held the last weekend of October,
Friday the 25th through Sunday, the 27th, featuring over 10 bands.
The Georgia Satelites
Southside of the Tracks
Sexual Side Effects
Dixie Duncan Band
Bridge to Grace
More Info and Tickets here: www.outskirts53.com/
News: September 2013
Summer 2013 is just about a wrap and it's time to get to work on Fall 2013 projects.
It has been a blast getting to help out my brother Lefty Williams and play second guitar for him this summer all over the Southeastern US.
More dates to come this Fall.
I have demoed several new songs for my next release and am in the planning phases of final recording and mixing with release dates to be announced soon.
In anticipation of getting some new work out there, I will be taking the show on the road so that you can hear it first!
You've been asking and waiting to see the Mike Martin band on tour and it's well past time for making that a priority.
Be on the lookout for US dates soon!
News: August 2013
It has been a busy few weeks! I got called in to play guitar with The Dreaded Marco for a couple of shows in the Atlanta area.
The first was opening for Skid Row at Wild Bills
and the second was opening for Uberstout at their CD release party.
I had a blast and and very thankful to Mike Froedge, Charlie Danger Sheets and Scott Williams for having me out!
Photos and video are posted on my facebook page: here.
Learn more about The Dreaded Marco here!
More news coming soon!
News: June 2013
Mike will be touring the Southeast USA with The Lefty Williams Band!
I'm very excited to be hitting the road after a short hiatus.
Lefty is a phenominal guitarst, musician and songwriter
and I'm looking forward to getting to perform his music with him as second guitarist!
Check the Tour Dates page for all announced shows.
For more info, please got to:
While on the road with LWB I'll be finishing up
the first of a few planned EP's that I'm planning to release starting Fall 2013.
More news on that soon!
News: March 2013
Atlanta shows announced:
I'll be joing John McKnight and Jon Schwenke at Darwin's for a New Yankee Allstars show.
This is our first time performing as the NYA and my first time back at Darwin's in a few years.
Bring a towel...
More info here:
Stickman CD release show at The Hard Rock Atlanta!
Come join me, James Terry, Trent Horne and Mike Froedge celebrate the release of "PULL"
Echoes End will close out the night and I will bring the Mike Martin trio to open up the show.
Tickets available online now:
News: December 2012
Working long hours in the studio to release three brand new singles before Christmas 2012!
Check back for updates.
Mixing and mastering for the new Christmas single: "Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel" is finished and the artwork revealed.
Now available through CDBaby.com
Brand New Release!
I've contributed some guitar work to the new Atlanta project: Stickman.
The debut album is entitled "Pull" and it features Trent Horne, James Terry, Mike Froedge and it's available on iTunes now!
Check it out!
News: October 2012
Mike ended up being asked to open for Steve Vai at the 8/23/2012 concert in Atlanta, GA!
It was a tremendous honor and quite a thrill to oblige with a 25 minute set at the last minute!
Mike being interviewed by BetterB# music blog 9/29 and fans can submit questions!
Please visit Better B# on Facebook or Twitter to submit your questions for Mike before 9/29.
Mike's next show: October 6th - Cancer Benefit Concert
120 Tavern & Music Hall, Marietta, GA
Tickets are $10.00 and you can purchase them in advance directly from Mike by emailing here for more information:
If you would like to donate but can't attend, please consider buying a ticket and Mike will donate the ticket in your name
or you can donate directly to the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation here
Click the poster to view the Facebook event page.
News: August 2012
Mike will be performing an aftershow set at Vinyl immediately after the Steve Vai concert at Center Stage:
News: June 2012
Mike has signed a new management agreement with the Nashville-based Lowry Agency!
News: May 2012
Mike will be opening for The Aristocrats
(Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann & Bryan Beller)
May 18th, 2012 @ The Rutledge - Nashville, Tn
News: January 2012
- 01/06/12 -
Agent Cooper announces UK/EU tour with guitar virtuoso Tony MacAlpine.
Click here for more details and information.
DREAM MECHANISM TOUR 2012 – EUROPE
21.02.12 Moho Live - Manchester, UK
22.02.12 The Underworld - London, UK
24.02.12 Rock Temple - Kerkrade, The Netherlands
25.02.12 Het Bolwerk - Sneek, The Netherlands
26.02.12 Crystal - Berlin, Germany
27.02.12 Hirsch - Nürnberg, Germany
28.02.12 Luxor - Cologne, Germany
29.02.12 Matrix - Prague, Czech Republic
03.02.12 Lizard King – Krakow, Poland
03.03.12 Randal - Bratislava, Slovakia
04.03.12 Club 202 - Budapest, Hungary
05.03.12 Silver Church - Bucharest, Romania
06.03.12 Sofia Live Club - Sofia, Bulgaria
07.03.12 Roxy - Istanbul, Turkey
08.03.12 Eight Ball - Thessaloníki, Greece
09.03.12 Kyttaro Live - Athens, Greece
11.03.12 Bloom Club - Mezzago, Italy
12.03.12 Galery - Pratteln, Switzerland
14.03.12 Razzmatazz3 - Barcelona, Spain
15.03.12 Ritmo & Compas - Madrid, Spain
16.03.12 Stereo - Murcia, Spain
17.03.12 Fanatic - Sevilla, Spain
18.03.12 El Infierno - Vigo, Spain
19.03.12 DOKA - San Sebastián, Spain
21.03.12 Divan du Monde - Paris, France
(with special guest Patrick Rondat)
News Archive here.