Martin Belmont - The Guest List
Guitarist Martin Belmont is reunited with many of the singers he’s played with: - all new recordings with Paul Carrack, Nick Lowe, Carlene Carter, Graham Parker, Sean Tyla, Geraint Watkins, Hank Wangford, Johnny Nicky, Barbara Marsh & Reg Meuross.
Martin Belmont’s long and varied career has found him playing with many outstanding artists. After an initiation as roadie for Brinsley Schwartz, in 1972 he formed Ducks Deluxe, issuing two albums on RCA. In 1975 he formed Graham Parker and the Rumour who were much-feted over their 5 years and six albums. Then he spent two years from 1980 as guitarist for Carlene Carter, succeeded by five years with Nick Lowe’s Cowboy Outfit, in both line-ups playing alongside Paul Carrack.
Martin continued as an in-demand sideman across a wide spectrum of music, with sessions for Elvis Costello, Billy Bragg, Carl Perkins, Jona Lewie, John Hiatt, Desmond Decker and Johnny Cash to name but a few. In 1995 Demon Records issued his first solo album, ‘Big Guitar’. Currently Martin can be found playing variously in Los Pistoleros, The Johnny Nicky Band, Hank Wangford & The Lost Cowboys, and the newly reformed Ducks Deluxe.
When his first manager and old friend Dave Robinson suggested he should send out invites to his old band-mate vocalists to record on his own project, everyone was eager to join in. The result is this unique rock’n’roll and country-blues album, on Goldtop Recordings.
A special one-off live event was held at Dingwalls, Camden, when many of the album’s guest singers appeared on stage with Martin to mark the albums release.
Tracks: - Paul Carrack - My Baby’s Gone; Johnny Nicky – Time For The Sun To Rise; Nick Lowe – A Man In Love (original version); Sean Tyla – Johnny Too Bad; Reg Meuross – Seven Curses; Geraint Watkins – Island Of Dreams; Martin Belmont – Get Rhythm; Carlene Carter – Tall Lover Man; Martin Belmont – Alison; Graham Parker – In The Midnight Hour; Hank Wangford – Waltzing With Sin; Martin Belmont – I Viberate; Barbara Marsh – Beyond The Blue Horizon.
AU79CD003 September 7 2009 www.myspace.com/martinbelmont
PR: Alan Robinson at Indiscreet: 07813 290 474 Info: Alan Hauser
***Listen to Martin talking about his career on this Resonance Radio interview - music and stories of him playing alongside Johnny Cash, Nick Lowe, The Rumour et al, here: -