". . . And the greatest of all of these is love."
A baby boy came howling into the world on the morning of April 28th, 1985, the product of two parents whose love crossed race and continents. That shock of air filling his lungs was his first song to the universe, and Martin Purtill has been making music ever since. From the soft vibrations of his father's guitar he absorbed while still in the womb to his first concert (a two-hour repeat performance of "La Bamba," screamed at the age of 3 as the family's VW van struggled to climb a mountain pass in Tahoe), Martin has grown and evolved to the sound of music – the soundtrack to a life filled with family, love and song.
Martin's music carries influences drawn from the sea of extended family and friends in the small northern California town where he grew up. In late 1999 he formed the noted band All the Wrong People with longtime friend (and heterosexual life partner) Lee Madeloni. Since 2006, he has performed throughout California as a solo artist, making appearances at Harlows, The Boardwalk, The Press Club, Old Ironsides and Luna's Cafe. A singer-songwriter, Martin creates from a place of honesty, pain, hope, and the joy he takes in being alive. Music is the gift given him, and it is his gift back to the world.
Martin makes music for one reason only – to remind us of the love that connects every human being. Through his guitar, his voice and this wonderful little site called MySpace, he shares the truth as he knows it. He hopes only that his song reaches someone in their moment of joy, sorrow, inspiration or searching, and reminds them - if just for a moment - that none of us is alone. Don't stop seeking, don't stop growing, and never let fear silence your song.
Peace and love