QLD local Andy Martin has released a new single and album, both titled ‘Reverie’! The single is an indie-pop meander through Martin’s mind; intertwining both fictional tales and reality to forge a breakup song of devotion and longing. 
Andy’s previous singles have 300,000+ streams, and Andy has just had 2 x SOLD OUT headline shows at Brisbane’s Wooly Mammoth. His headline tour kicks off Fri, Aug 19th in Brisbane & sees him perform 14 dates across QLD, NSW, VIC & TAS in support of his upcoming album, out now.

Andy was kind enough to share with us his TOP 5 list of his favourite Singer-Songwriters & Troubadors

Sam Fender: 

I really can’t go past Sam Fender ever. He is undoubtably my favourite artist and biggest inspiration for this project. He is a bit of a larrikin and f*** can he write a song. Whether it’s political, about love or just about the world around us caving in, he is a true inspiration. Not only as a person does he inspire me, but just the whole soundscape of his music always gets me going. From guitar sounds, progressions, vocal timbre and all the rest, he is truly inspirational to me. He is the one artist around the world I’d LOVE to play a show with! I watched his Glasto set and had goosebumps the whole time. So bloody good! 

Tyne-James Organ: 

Tyne is a bit of a weapon! He’s cool, calm, collected and can write a killer hook. His latest album meandered through catchy indie pop through to ballad and his voice was really shining through. I think I take a lot melodically from Tyne in my writing and approach to songwriting. The intro to “Honey” just makes me wanna scream and run around like a headless chook in the kitchen dancing. 

Gretta Ray: 


I was a fan of Gretta from the start, even before Drive. I was fortunate to see her most recent Brissy show and she really is an inspiration! I don’t think enough people are on the Gretta Ray train… stopping all stations to pop heaven and banger town! She is going to blow up and be headlining tours around the world in the years to come… I just know it. Not only that, she seems super humble and really is just herself. She puts it all on the table and the music is so so awesome! The way that Gretta so eloquently moves through vocal melodies is nothing short of amazing and I feel myself leaning into that sometimes in my own writing. 

Holly Humberstone: 


I remember falling for Holly’s songwriting in a cafe in the valley when I shazamed her track, “Overkill”. Since then I haven’t stopped listening. I’ve been co-writing with my girlfriend, Maisy Taylor, recently, and we both take a lot from Holly. I can’t wait to see her at Splendour this year! It’s so cool to see her blowing up. I’m here for it. I think melodically and once again in the overall soundscape of her music, I take a lot of inspiration. 

Bruce Springsteen: 

As an indie-guitar pop/rock artist, I don’t think there are many that don’t take inspiration from Bruce Springsteen. He can write an anthemic rock singalong that is unmatchable. I will always strive to write like him. Writing on issues of politics, living in America and then just general love songs, he is really an inspiration. And his guitar tone is always on point.


Tickets available HERE.

Fri August 19th Black Bear Lodge Brisbane / Meanjin

Sat August 20th Burleigh Bazaar Gold Coast / Yugambeh 

Sun August 21st  Bearded Dragon Hotel Tamborine / Jambreen 

Fri August 26th Solbar Sunshine Coast / Kabi Kabi 

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