Australia’s King of the Surf Guitar takes on the inspiration of Hank Marvin and The Shadows in this new release.
Classic Shadows hits including Apache, Wonderful Land and The Rise & Fall of Flingle Bunt mixed with Martin’s own Shadows-influenced music.
Growing up in the early 60s in England, I have vivid memories of grainy black and white, small-screen television images of The Shadows, their tailored grey suits, their co-ordinated “Shadows’ Walk” dance steps, their smiling faces, and somehow I always knew Hank’s guitar was red.
However, most of all, it was the music, and their sound. I was totally captivated.
And have been ever since.
Their music inspired me and gave me permission to be a guitarist. Without them, it is hard to know what I would be doing now. Their music has been a constant for me.
I was also inspired by their songwriting and the compositions of Jerry Lordan.
‘SHADOWMAN’ IS MY TRIBUTE – MY THANK YOU – TO THE SHADOWS.
This album contains some of their wonderful tracks and some of my own, clearly inspired by Hank, Bruce, Brian, Tony, Jet and the rest of the wonderful musicians that were The Shadows.