Ballinrobe, County Mayo
Faraway Martin is a singer/songwriter from Mayo who's spent the past 3 years travelling the world while based in Qatar. His sound is heavily influenced by his Irish roots, with evidence of Damien Rice and Glen Hansard, yet his music has taken a more in your face folk-pop direction. With honest lyrics and catchy hooks, Faraway Martin makes an immediate impression on listeners with his second single 'Falling In Your Sleep'.
The melodic, upbeat tune is the follow-up to the Qatar-based singer's debut, ‘Intoxicated’, and shows how adaptable the self-taught musician is. The track, recorded at Dogfox Studios, Nashville inspires feelings of affection as Faraway Martin lilts about ‘spooning’, hoping for love, and emotions that every listener can relate to. The track produced by Dave Skelton is reminiscent of offerings from The Chainsmokers and The Lumineers.
Since the release of his debut single 'Intoxicated' last October, Faraway Martin went onto open shows for Mick Flannery, Hermitage Green, played main stage in Whelan's with the Galway Street Club, and headlined the Roisin Dubh. The Irishman has established himself as a live act in his adopted home in Qatar, recently playing support to international pop sensation Bazzi and Boyce Avenue, of YouTube fame. Faraway Martin’s upcoming tracks are honest tellings of love, emotional turmoil and coming of age. 2019 will see an Irish tour, US dates, many festival appearances as well as an eagerly anticipated debut Ep release.