Ballinrobe, County Mayo
'Leaves an instant mark on the listener' – Hotpress.
'Anthemic indie-pop with more sweep than a factory full of brushes' - Tony Clayton-Lea, The Irish Times
'It's stunning' - Dan Hegarty, RTE 2fm.
Irish singer songwriter, Faraway Martin, has a voice that according to Hot Press Magazine ‘leaves an instant mark on the listener’. Since the release of his debut single, Faraway Martin's presence in the music scene has grown substantially. He has established himself both at home and abroad, with regular appearances as a live act in Qatar, his adopted home in the Middle East, where he supported Boyce Avenue and Bazzi in Qatar Concert Hall. In Ireland he has also opened for Aslan, Mundy, Hermitage Green, Mick Flannery and Galway Street Club.
‘The Lights Turn On’ is the first single from Faraway Martin’s upcoming debut EP, which is scheduled for release later this year. The single, released in April was well received by radio, getting playlisted on 2fm, 'Firstplay Track of the Week' on iRadio and held a spot on RTÉ Radio 1 Recommends Playlist for 3 weeks. It received radioplay in the States, the UK and and held a Top 10 spot for 4 weeks in Qatar's Top 40 most played songs on radio; being the only unsigned act in the charts.
In 2019, Faraway Martin released 2 singles, both receiving regular national radioplay in Ireland, promoting a 23 date Irish Tour. His stellar live performances have earned him festival appearances including Electric Picnic, as well as slots in Whelan's, The Workman's Club, and Roisin Dubh.
Faraway Martin has a voice that is the perfect vehicle for a pop song yet carries depth and maturity throughout which really connects with the listener. He was praised for his honest and distinctive sound and his songwriting is deeply relatable addressing the obvious in his own unique way. Listing influences such as Damien Rice, Paolo Nutini and Seafret, it appears that Faraway Martin has found his own sound through his latest release, which really wet's the appetite for his upcoming debut Ep.
'Faraway Martin creates a whiplash cirque berserk that is so over the top it's amazing' - REMY.
'Full of feeling and fervour and never exhibits a dull moment' - PureMZine, Track of the Week'.
'A very catchy tune with lyrics we can all identify with' - Joe.ie, Song of the Day.
He is currently recording his debut Ep, set for release later this year.