If you are my Baby – Various – FUZZbox vol. 9 account owner, please submit ticket for further information. Over a 40-year career, he released 22 studio albums, and received frequent critical acclaim. Martyn was born in Beechcroft Avenue, New Malden, London, England to an English mother and a Scottish father.

His parents, both opera singers, divorced when he was five and he spent his childhood alternating between Scotland and England. Much of this was spent in the care of his grandmother, as well as on his mother’s houseboat. Mentored by Hamish Imlach, Martyn began his professional musical career when he was 17, playing a fusion of blues and folk resulting in a distinctive style which made him a key figure in the British folk scene during the mid-1960s. This first album was soon followed by The Tumbler, which was moving towards jazz. By 1970 Martyn had developed a wholly original and idiosyncratic sound: acoustic guitar run through a fuzzbox, phase shifter and Echoplex. It typifies Martyn’s unique use of the echoplex effect, coupled with a fuzzbox and phase-shifter. In 1973, Martyn released one of the defining British albums of the 1970s, Solid Air, the title song a tribute to the singer-songwriter Nick Drake, a close friend and label-mate who died in 1974 from an overdose of antidepressants.