Martin Kolarides - Guitar
Martin is a multi instrumentalist, songwriter and producer based in Somerset, England. A Guitarist since aged 14 and graduate of London's Trinity College of Music, Martin has established himself as one of the most creative, versatile and hard working musicians in the UK, Equally at home on guitar playing rock, blues, swing and jazz, Martin has worked with many outstanding musicians who have inspired his love of many diverse music styles including Jazz, folk, Americana, experimental pop and electronica to name just a few. In addition to writing for and directing his own groups, Martin is a seasoned session player with numerous jazz and pop credits to his name... recent notable artists have included mainstream TV appearances with US singer, songwriter Valerie June as well as being the touring guitarist for another US vocalist, the incredible, chart topping jazz/R&B singer and composer Lizz Wright. Martin has also recorded two top 20 albums and performs internationally with English close harmony vocal trio The Puppini Sisters. Martin has also recently completed a European tour with US singer and Snarky Puppy guest vocalist Shayna Steele. Martin is one of the founding members of electronic neo-soul outfit HUGH As well performing as guitarist, drummer and 'occasional' mandolinist, Martin also produces music under the guise of 'Sinking Monolith' and has numerous writing and remix credits to his name.
Martin has significant experience of tutoring small bands, being an established tutor on the Garrick's Jazz Academy courses.