Martin Valins

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About Martin Valins

In the artist’s words: Describe one of your earliest musical memories in detail. I was hooked by the sound of The Beatles as a teenager growing up in London during the 1960's. I bought my first Beatles single She Love You and at a local record store. I have been a Beatles fan ever since. What are your top 3 all-time favorite albums on Apple Music, and why? Why did you choose these three albums in particular? Jethro Tull, The Best of Jethro Tull (The Anniversary Collection) The Beatles, Abbey Road (Super Deluxe Edition) 2019 Remix & Remaster Yes, Time and a Word Abbey Road is so beautifully produced the music just oozes out of the speakers. Time and a Word blew me away when I first heard it at my friend's house. Stand Up is my favorite Tull album each track is perfect I love Aqualung too. Find a song of yours on Apple Music that you love and tell us what makes it special. Tell us why you chose this song. “La Principessa (feat. Monica Bergo) (2022 Remix)” It has been a privilege to work with Monica Bergo - we have collaborated on some 50 songs and I can listen to this song over and over. It's both beautiful and sad. What’s one of the most memorable moments in your career so far? While still at University we formed a band Salisbury Rock Band and I can still remember the thrill of taking the stage to a packed college hall in 1972. Then working with Andy Staines who taught me so much about songwriting and now with Monica Bergo. Is there anything left on your bucket list as an artist or band? As a songwriter I am always looking for that perfect song - so this journey will continue - Each day brings a new opportunity to write and share our music. It's a craft that I work hard to perfect.

City of London, London, England

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