Another Side Of
... ALEC MARTIN

A page for the acoustic exploits of the Night Train frontman               

About

Alec Martin at Wigan Live Festival 2018

WHERE HE'S BEEN

"The man Bob Dylan came to see"prior to Bob's concert at Stirling Castle in the early 2000's....also the man generally credited with beginning the 'open mic format in the early 90's with his Bolton based Buskers Ball sessions.

Alec was a regular performer on the thriving Manchester folk circuit in the mid 1970's being billed as 'the funny man from Atherton'.As well as running his own club, he was also one of the resident hosts at he nationally regarded Poynton Folk Centre the year it was judged 'Folk Club of the Year' by readers of Melody Maker.

Alec's love and experiences within the acoustic music field is matched by his love of the blues. Founder and frontman of the well respected band NIGHT TRAIN, a band that has been gigging constantly both locally and nationally for 40 years.

A former music journalist, Alec has written and produced an album for his band, and also a solo album which has been decribed as a British 'Blood on the Tracks'

A typical performance by Alec mixes together tales and songs from his past (with a few Dylan numbers thrown in) alongside some hard hitting original music and a smattering of his original comedy material

WHERE HE'S GOING

Wherever...whenever....either solo or with his band.
Alec has played everywhere from tiny back street dives to 20000+ folk festivals had his own radio programme on BBC radio and appeared with his band on BBC4 TV's 'Unsigned Bands'
If you'd like to book him for a solo  gig(or with his band) just contact him as below or give him a ring on
07788 523944

The ALBUM

The original copies of this album have become something of a collectors' item, particularly in Japan and the USA. So much so that Alec has released the album digitally with a couple of bonus tracks.
Search on iTunes, Amazon Music, Dweezer etc and discover an album that has achieved cult status akin to the releases of Nick Drake in the early 70's.
An  English  songwriter baring his soul the way Dylan did on 'Blood on the Tracks'.

Friday 14th September

NIGHT TRAIN

9.30 pm - 12:30 am

The Hop, Blackpool

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Friday 14th September

NIGHT TRAIN

Playing with his blues band

9.30 pm - 12:30 am

The Hop, Blackpool

Saturday 22nd September

NIGHT TRAIN

9.30pm - midnight

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham

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Saturday 22nd September

NIGHT TRAIN

Playing with his blues band

9.30pm - midnight

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham

Sunday 24th September

Last Drop Fayre

1pm - 2pm

Last Drop Village, Bolton

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Sunday 24th September

Last Drop Fayre

Solo

1pm - 2pm

Last Drop Village, Bolton

Friday 5th October

NIGHT TRAIN

9.30pm - midnight

The Farmers Arms, Blackpool

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Friday 5th October

NIGHT TRAIN

Playing with his blues band

9.30pm - midnight

The Farmers Arms, Blackpool

Sunday 7th October

The Buskers Ball

4pm - 8pm (ish)

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham

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Sunday 7th October

The Buskers Ball

solo at his open mic

4pm - 8pm (ish)

Old Market Tavern, Altrincham

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You Make Me Blue

Check out this great video

I Don't Want to Talk About It

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Fire and Rain

Check out this great video

This was actually recorded 'live' at an outdoor event in Brinscall, Chorley

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Do you have questions, want to book a show, or collaborate on a new piece? Reach out, and let's make magic happen. 

Alec Martin

07788 523944

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