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Martyn is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters?.and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.
April 2019 saw him win a ?Wales Folk Award? for Here Come The Young, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said ?He?s never sounded more potent than he does here?
In 2018 he was honoured with a ?Spirit of Folk? Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine?s ?Lifetime Achievement Award? here in the UK.
He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.
Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.
A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called ?The Welsh Springsteen?.
Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words ?Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you?re not alone in the world.?
He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.
?Stunning, heartfelt music? (Bob Harris BBC Radio 2)
?He?s never sounded more potent than he does here? (Uncut)
"Intelligent and enlightened songs are both energising and provocative?from subtle tenderness to growly indignation. A Welsh national treasure? (MOJO)
?One of acoustic music?s most original voices, and most forward looking of his generation of singer/songwriters? (Q Magazine)
By day our Cafe serves delicious home-cooked food, Fairly Traded coffee & tea and homemade cakes & pastries. All with a nod to local and ethical sourcing. We cater for Vegetarians, Vegans and dietary issues, just ask if you need anything not catered for on our menus. We also have a Delicatessen serving our own home-cooked food daily.
On Sunday to Thursday evenings we host the best acoustic music in the City, specialising in Folk, Roots and Americana.
On Friday and Saturday evenings the Cafe is available for private functions, weddings and parties, please call or email for more details.
Opening times shown don't include music events / comedy, most of which are ticketed.
17 York Road,
0121 443 4725
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