British/Canadian singer-songwriter Martin Kerr might be the only artist in the world to have played 400 live shows during the pandemic. When Covid-19 cancelled all his touring plans, he launched Stay Home Street Concerts to bring music and joy to the people who needed it the most.
From driveways, balconies, and front lawns, every show finished with the whole street singing ‘You’re Amazing’, his uplifting, instantly singable hit, which climbed to #4 on the Spotify Viral Chart.
His new album, Don't Listen To Me was recorded across North America, in Vancouver, Nashville and his adopted hometown of Edmonton. The songs are inspired by gratitude for real love, the pain of loss, and seeking hope and balance in turbulent times.
The heart of these songs is intimate, honest and poetic. Rooted in isolation, yet longing for connection, adventure and hope. There are epic moments where soaring harmonies and drums take you far away, and unexpected turns of phrase that make listeners laugh and cry.
In a few short years Martin has gone from busking on street corners to selling out major theatres, playing huge festivals and landing his album in the Canadian Top 10, all as an independent artist. Now signed with Nettwerk Records, he’s about to go global.