Aidan Martin is a musician, composer, producer and writer. Throughout his career, he has remained true to his roots and has consistently produced music that is polished, accessible and uncompromisingly honest. Or – as he calls it – AfroRock/PurpleBlues/Rhythm&Soul/Freedom/Changeling.
Just as the mesh of genres proclaim, Aidan is a multitalented musician and songwriter, while his work is underscored by an undeniable sense of purpose and soul. It is this yearning that will propel Aidan to continue his never-ending quest to make music that matters.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, He has released two full length albums “Inside Out”, and “Refugee”, now working to collaborate with both national and international musicians alike for future releases. “Inspiration and influence change over time, but what comes out is a sum of one’s influences combined with what is uniquely your own sound,” Aidan said about the process of recording Refugee. “It’s important to have a solid foundation, but also to keep moving forward.”
At the helm of steering Refugee into world-class production is Graham Ward, award-winning producer, composer, and songwriter, who has worked with the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Bee Gees and Toni Braxton, to name a few. “Graham brings years of industry experience and compelling talents to the table and adds that extra ingredient to the music. We were very lucky to work with someone of his caliber,” Aidan said.
Crossing many borders, Aidan toured Tanzania in early 2018 and collaborated with local musicians, most notably with prominent contemporary Gogo musician, Msafiri Zawose. This unexpected encounter resulted in the creation of a song called ‘Bagamoyo’ (the English translation meaning ‘lay your heart down’). Looking forward, Aidan hopes to travel as much as possible while also connecting with local fans in Cape Town and Gauteng. He aims to collaborate with various artists while exploring diverse genres and fusions.