13/04/19 - C J Martin Audio Productions

Here's the second short story, The Unkown Soldier, complete with added music and sound effects.

    13/04/19 - The Unknown Soldier

            by Bracken Martyn

    Inspired by real people and real events

    • Read by Matthew Martin

    • Recorded by Kevin Jones

    • Produced by C J Martin


03/04/19 - Nostalgia: Black magic woman

I was having a bit of fun at the Wheatsheaf last week with an ensemble line-up helping me out with my songs. Later in the evening they had a go at 'Black magic woman'. And, the other day I watched a documentary on Peter Green and it talked about a night when under the influence of much acid he played Black magic woman for 4-hours at the Fillmore East! All this got me thinking and I dug out an old C120 audio cassette and found a version of said song played by my band Live Evil, back in 1977 (42-years ago!!!). I'm amazed the cassette still functioned, so I transferred it to digital and knocked up a quick video to keep it company. We were teenage boys back then and it gave me a big smile listening to all the chat between songs. Our version is more Santana influenced and John's lead sounds great - oh and I'm on bass. x


01/04/19 - C J Martin Audio Productions

I went into the studio on 06/03/19 and recorded a couple of short stories written by Bracken Martyn.

This is a new project and I've given it its own page on this website, along with its own You Tube channel. I posted up 'The Billionaire's Dream' on 11/03/19 and will be adding the second story (The Unkown Soldier) soon, which is longer and has both added music and sound effects.

    11/03/19 - The Billionaire's Dream

            by Bracken Martyn

    Inspired by the 2016 US presidential election

    • Read by Matthew Martin

    • Recorded by Kevin Jones

    • Produced by C J Martin

24/03/19 - Playing live in 2019: The live mission has been going well - I reached 47 songs before I repeated one (Toast for one). And then needed to focus on entertaining at Punnetts Town. I will get back on track and am enjoying revisiting old and obscure (songs that I never play). Here's a couple of live performances from the Six Bells.



28/02/19 - Something different: I am going to record a couple of my short stories and turn them into audio plays. Matt (my son) has agreed to read them and I'll be using bits of my own music and sound effects.

31/01/19 - Playing live in 2019: I've set myself a mission to play all, or as many of my songs live and also to not repeat any. By the end of January I'd played 15.



01/01/19 - Looking back & looking forward: 2018 was a great year, culminating with the release of Journey Part 1 in October and the production of five videos featuring songs from the album. I'm currently working on two more videos featuring the songs, 'Shining knight' and 'Wreckage'. I've got no specific plans after that, but ideas and opportunities normally present themselves - so, watch this space.
Lego, paper boats & chess

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