Introducing Nick Martin
Regular DJ at Wedding DJ Scotland
Introducing Nick Martin
Nick Martin is a DJ regularly working for Wedding DJ Scotland
Read on to learn a bit more about Nick Martin and find out if they might be the perfect choice for your party or event!
You can reach Wedding DJ Scotland on 07928 584668
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Nick Martin's Musical Specialities
Here are some of the specialist music genres for Nick Martin - this isn't an exhaustive list - just the areas where this DJ has the widest knowledge and experience
|Tamla / Motown / Stax|
Tamla Motown was a record company formed in the early 1960s and headquartered in Detroit, popularising a particular style of soul music. Stax was based in Memphis as a sister label to Volt Records, which popularised so-called Southern Soul and Memphis Soul music which was popular at the same time as Tamla Motown's output. Both labels had very identifiable yet similar sounds that is still very popular with soul afficionados today.
The 1970's was a rich and varied time for music with artists such as The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac,The Carpenters, Elton John, The Eagles, America, Chicago, The Doobie Brothers, Paul McCartney and Wings, Bread and Steely Dan.
The mid-1970s saw the rise of disco music with bands like the Bee Gees, ABBA, Village People, Boney M, Donna Summer, KC and the Sunshine Band.
Hard rock and Heavy metal also emerged with British bands like Led Zeppelin, Free, The Who, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep, and Judas Priest and Queen . The Australian band AC/DC also found its hard rock origins in the early 1970s and its breakthrough in 1979's Highway to Hell, while popular American rock bands included Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper and Kiss.
The mid-'70s saw the rise of punk music, major acts include the Ramones, Stranglers, Blondie, The Sex Pistols and The Clash.
'Chart' is a catch-all category to mean music that is popular right now and very recently. The kinds of stuff you will hear on BBC Radio 1 and 2, along with commercial stations, and is generally of interest to typical casual listeners / dancers.
The 1980s saw the rise of MTV and music videos. Michael Jackson and Madonna were the most powerful musicians during this time. Their videos became a permanent fixture on MTV and gained a worldwide mass audience. Michael Jackson's Thriller album from 1982 is the best-selling album of all time.
In the second half of the 1980s teen pop became popular with bands and artists like New Kids on the Block, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Tommy Page, New Edition, Stacey Q, The Bangles, Madonna, Olivia Newton-John and others.
Urban pop acts of the 1980s include Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Deniece Williams. American artists such as Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Prince and Janet Jackson ruled the charts throughout the decade and achieved tremendous success worldwide.
And then there were the New Romantics like The Human League, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Culture Club, Visage and Soft Cell alongside rock bands like Queen, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Europe, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses and the successful comebacks of Aerosmith and Alice Cooper.
And the 80's were a rich source of great soul and disco music with Prince, Jermaine Jackson, The Whispers, The S.O.S. Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Yarbrough and Peoples, Rick James, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dazz Band, Evelyn King, Marvin Gaye, Mtume, DeBarge, Midnight Star, Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson, Sade, Anita Baker, Teddy Pendergrass, Peabo Bryson.
Add with the beginnings of hip hop with Run D.M.C., Beastie Boys, NWA, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Boogie Down Productions, and Ice T, among others and the 80's truly had something for everybody.
Pop music in the 1990s saw the continuation of teen pop and dance pop trends that emerged during the 1970s and 1980s, along with hip hop which grew in popularity during the decade. The Britpop movement saw various interchangeable groups such as Blur, Suede, Pulp, Ash, Supergrass, The Verve and Oasis regularly topping the charts throughout the decade. This was also the decade of the boy band and the girl band, with Take That, East 17, the Spice Girls, Westlife and Boyzone having great success.
|Disco / Funk|
Disco is a wide genre that emerged in the 1970s from the US nightlife scene - typified by four-on-the-floor beats, strings and horns, electric piano and rhythm guitars. Well known disco artists across the world include ABBA, the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Boney M, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more. A true Disco specialist will unearth classic tunes that you will vaguely recognise but will immediately be able to dance to!
Fun Facts about Nick Martin
We asked Nick Martin to supply some snippets of information about themselves, just for fun!
|What year did you start DJing?|
|Where was your first gig?|
Norton House Edinburgh
|How much did you earn from your first gig?|
|What would be your one favourite type of event?|
Weddings & Christmas corporates
|Who is your favourite commercial DJ?|
Jon Campbell (TTF)
|What is your absolute favourite musical genre?|
very open minded but love abit of soul & Motown
|Which song would you send into Room 101?|
|Which band or artist would you send into Room 101?|
Pinkfong, One Direction
|What was the first record you ever bought?|
First Single i remember was Haddaway What is Love on 12\" Vinyl
|Who is your favourite musical artist?|
Too many to pick from
|Is there a piece of equipment you wish you had never bought?|
Lots of kit i question why i bought it, but definitely the analogue lighting controller
|What is your all-time favourite lighting effect?|
American DJ Tripars, they are so flexible at what you can use them for
|What is your favourite brand of PA speaker?|
DB technologies or RCF
|What is the oldest bit of kit in your collection?|
|What was the most embarassing moment in your DJ career to date?|
Welcoming a bride/Groom up for 1st dance by the wrong name - Bloody hotel coordinators
|What do you think is the BEST part of DJing?|
Best part of DJing is playing songs people havent heard in ages and making the good times flow by playing the crowd
|What do you think is the WORST part of DJing?|
Stripping down the kit at the end of the night and driving home
|Do you have any hobbies other than DJing?|
Keen Rugby Fan, support, Play, Coach & Referee
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