Edinburgh Blues Club
Dom Martin & Band
October 29, 2023 7:15 pm (Doors: 7:15 pm )
Ages 18 and Up
Dom Martin
Dom Martin is a Belfast born multi-award winning artist, inspired but not constrained by the blues.In 2019 he burst onto the music scene with a unique guitar style and voice, captivating audiences everywhere. BBCRadio2 Blues Show presenter Cerys Matthews described his work as“Absolutely wonderful stuff” Debut Album - Spain To Italy" (December 2019) bluespowr.com-'Spain to Italy is not just one of the best debut releases we’ve heard in sometime but among the best albums we’ve heard from any artist this year' makingascene.org-'The likes of Dom’s talent only comes around once in a lifetime' After his debutsell out"Spring’19UKTour”, Blues in Britain Magazine said -"Now and again you stumble across a rare talent of such sheer genius that you actually wonder whether what you have witnessed can possibly be for real. Dom Martin is one such talent""Dom Martins Savages Live at The Harlington" (June 2021) ERB Magazine-"5/5 - ROCKIN’ THE BLUES, WITH ATTITUDE!" Down at the crossroads-"He’s quite a talent – great guitarist, fine singer and excellent songwriter. All of this is in evidence on Live at the Harlington" Music-News.Com- "Dom Martin is an absolutely fabulous performer" /"DomMartin is an exceptional talent and this shows him in a remarkable light.It’s a shoo-in for accolades and my guess is that, come the end of the year, it will be ina lot of ‘best of 2021’ lists. Fabulous album. 5 STARS" Blues in Britain Magazine-"Dom has beencompared to Gallagher in style and execution and the great man would be proud to know his legacy is being soperfectly preserved" / "Highly recommended, don't miss it!""A Savage Life" (April 2022)Classic Rock Magazine -"The Belfast guitarist is a sprawling talent" 9/10 Music-News.Com - "The sheer intensity and burning power of the music in this album is almost shocking" 5 STARS Rock & Blues Muse -One spin of this new set and it’s obvious that Dom Martinis the next rising star in the global roots scene. Jump aboard now before hepasses you by.ERB Magazine -"Emotional and Exhilarating" 5 STARS• Canterbury Festival and many other UK/Irish festival appearances•BBC Radio 2 BluesShow, BBC Radio Ulster, Lancashire, Suffolk &Bristol live sessionartist•Ongoing BBC Radio support.

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Dom Martin

Although a young man new to the scene, it would be wrong to think Dom Martin hasn't paid his life and musical dues. Brought up in the often tough, but community driven streets of Belfast Northern Ireland, Dom traded his craft for a time locally without a (self confessed) clue how to break into the (international) music business and possibly with too much humility to try. 'Discovered' by his present manager, Dom has made a fairly 'meteoric' rise in terms of today's industry, with his first ever EP release attracting BBC 6 music and BBC Radio 2 support - including a converted session with Cerys Matthews and quite rightly, he now has a number of international tours and Festivals in the book for 2022. 

His jaw dropping, entirely natural sounding and unforced/unschooled skill on acoustic guitar, matched with an authentic 'Belfast Blues' voice, brings to mind comparisons with many from (Glasgow born) John Martyn to Rory Gallagher, with nods to many in-between not least perhaps the likes of Van Morrison and Foy Vance. Dom is equally adept on electric with his power trio and is always a popular addition to any blues/rock festival. 


In 2019 (his debut year) Dom undertook two very successful UK tours, as well as playing many festivals including the International Guinness Blues on The Bay Festival, The International Rory Gallagher Festival at Ballyshannon (including the final night Big Top stage, The Letterkenny Rhythm and Blues Festival, a 5 show tour in Moscow, The Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival in Colne Lancashire, The Harvest Time Festival in Monaghan, The Canterbury Festival in Kent and he also made his mainland European debut in Switzerland at the Blues Zeppelin Festival. 


Dom has opened for Elles Bailey and Jo Harman and has also appeared for noted promoters AGMP Concerts as special guest support to the (US Grammy Winner) Mike Farris/Jo Harman at the big double bill London show on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at the prestigious Under The Bridge venue, in Chelsea and the following evening as special guest support at the iconic 100 Club to Band of Friends. Dom then completed his first European Tour taking in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany before returning to Northern Ireland via shows in England just a week before the first Covid lockdown.

In June 2022 Dom with his band will support top guitarist Eric Gales on his UK Tour. 

Dom was awarded Best Solo/Acoustic Act in the European Blues Awards 2019 and having been a three category nominee in the 2020 UK Blues Awards, picked up Best Acoustic Blues Artist 2020. 

Dom was also awarded Best Acoustic Blues Artist 2021 and nominated in 3 categories in the 2021 UK Blues Awards and he is currently nominated in 5 categories (the only artist to be so) in the 2022 UK Blues Awards so this is now a young man well established in the UK and European Blues scenes. Dom has been invited by the UK Blues Federation to represent the UK at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis USA in May 2022 (solo/duo category).


Dom released his first ever live album "Dom Martins Savages Live At The Harlington" in June 2021 and his sophomore studio album "A Savage Life" (Classic Rock Magazine gives it 9/10) drops on 8th April 2022

​With 2022 dates in UK/Ireland, Europe and USA Dom is taking bookings for 2023, please see the Contact page.