The concept behind The Unchanged was the brainchild of Adam Martin, an accomplished musician in his own right, composing and performing music of all styles including funk, rock, reggae and even hip-hop under the alias Tiddles the M.C. Being a huge fan of Science Fiction, Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Adam was inspired to write his own science fiction stories. After writing many tales for his own personal entertainment, he found himself working on a story that he felt others would enjoy. He started to show people this particular tale and from the positive reaction he received he continued to work on this. Adam’s song writing was always very narrative and the story he was writing inspired a song called ‘Unchanged’ and this would finally become the storyline and the selling point to the other Band members, Mark Cox and Chris Harris. Adam had known Chris and Mark for just over a year, working with them on different projects, when he finally approached them to work on this conceptual music project. They would both bring different skill sets to table.
Mark already managed his own record label ‘Hard As Nails Digital’ including 11 years of experience in the music industry being heavily involved with promotion, event management and production. He had also recently begun working for Access All Music as their Online and Social Media Advisor. He also has an impressive CV on the dance scene, DJing as far away as Australia and producing music with the like of well know Artists such as B.K., Defective Audio & Eufex. Mark’s skills in the studio and with sound design would be invaluable.
Chris, being the eldest of the three, had 20 years of experience in the music industry but mainly as a performer and DJ. Beginning his musical journey at 14 as a bass player in a local band, he would eventually perform in Covent Garden & Drury Lane (London) and headline The Malvern Mountain Bike Festival (Worcestershire), twice, with the last gig being in front of 2000 people. He also held a DJ residency at The Dorchester (Wolverhampton) for almost 3 years until its closure in 1999. However he had a passion for classical and film score music and, after taking a break from music to start a family, he returned to music spending the last 3 years studying composition and music theory extensively, whilst performing as a session bassist and DJing at various local Trance Nights. Chris would become responsible for the Orchestration.
After sitting down together to listen to Adam’s concept in depth, they discussed how this project could be delivered. Being a very science fiction based story they all agreed that they could use their various skills to compose and write collaboratively a very progressive, cinematic styled album incorporating Rock, Electronica and Orchestral elements to tell the tale... and from here The Unchanged was born.
You can also check out their individual works here;
Mark Cox - https://soundcloud.com/sparx-hard-as-nails
Chris Harris - https://soundcloud.com/masterchief-117
Adam Martin - https://soundcloud.com/a-martin-can-you-dig-it