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Hand,Martin

Styles: Jazz,blues, rock,country. Show and orchestral reading. Solo and ensemble
Phone: 954-234-4496
Email: handmartin56@gmail.com
Website: www.martinhand.com
Instruments: Acoustic nylon,steel string,electric guitars, bass gtr,banjo,mandolin,ukulele and voice
any skiffle artists of the time. In 1967 my parents emigrated to the United States. I was then exposed to 'Motown' and the emerging rock scene. When I was in high school I started helping my father hang wallpaper on saturdays. He always took a radio with him to work and loved the 'easy listening' station. This was my first exposure to standards and show tunes. I heard the melodies of Richard Rogers, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen and the Gershwins to name a few. This proved to be an invaluble learning tool for my future profession. After highschool I attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. The winters never agreed with me and so I moved to Fort Lauderdale,FL. I started working for music offices that needed a guitar player who could play both rock and standards. It has been an interesting and fulfilling journey and I look forward to future opportunities and challenges.
Martin has served as band leader, conductor, and/or musical director for: Joe Piscopo, Andrea McCardle, The Supremes, Sam and Dave, The Tommy Mitchell Band, The Peter Graves Orchestra, The Platters, Dana Paul and the Nantucket Sound."

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