British born piano/vocalist, Joe Martin enjoys singing the jazz standards, lesser known gems and torch ballads, while accompanying himself on the piano. Inspired and influenced by the swinging crooners of the 40s and 50s, the recordings here were put together by Joe from his own arrangements and instrumentation, using a home recording set-up. Having appeared a few times in "open mic" sessions, Joe is keen to start performing in his own right and is looking forward to gaining experience as a performer to develop his repertoire and style. He hopes to collaborate with other musicians (bass, drums, guitar, sax, etc.) in order to form a working combo to start gigging.