“Pulls together a plethora of stylistic references: folk, avant rock, dance, global, jazz, sampling, you name it- in an original and exciting way that is all his own.” (The Scotsman)
Welcome to the Martin Green Machine.
The sound of a powerful yet beautiful hangover resulting from a night out dancing with Frank Zappa and Astor Piazzolla, each with a girl on their arm and Duke Ellington buying chasers at the bar….
The Green Machine started life as Lau accordionist Martin Green’s commission piece for last year’s Celtic Connections’ New Voices series. Wild noise carvings, voices of unspoilt beauty and a brass band shrunken and mutated during their trip through time and space sit atop a backline of broken beat and ferocious groove. Girls, Brass, Beats and Accordions, they’ve got it all !
Gigs happening soon.
Sun 1st Feb 2009
Album launch gig
Special one off concert with a staggering 27 piece brass band lead by this highly inventive, 2008 BBC FOLK AWARDS ‘Musician of the year’ Nominee and member of LAU. For more details visit www.celticconnections.com
Sat 25th April 2009
Martin Green's Monstre premier
New music from the Martin Green Machine and the world-renowned Kirkintilloch Brass Band. For more details visit the Monstre page.