Martin Curtis

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23 September 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Martin Curtis, New Zealand Singer and Songwriter, lives in Cardrona in the foothills of the Southern Alps, a place that has become the inspiration behind much of his music.

He has been writing and singing songs about his adopted country for over 30 years, and has recorded and released 10 albums, many of them celebrating New Zealand and the people who helped make it what it is today. He has toured extensively nationally and internationally – particularly in the United Kingdom – as well as Australia, Hong Kong, Austria, Norway and even Nepal.

Martin’s latest studio album was released in June 2008. Called Sea to Summit, it is a collection of original songs about New Zealand, composed both by Martin and several of his good friends. It was a finalist in the Tui awards for Folk Album of the Year 2008.

December 2003 saw the release of his first DVD called Otago My Home. This is a project that Martin was working on for some considerable time with a professional cameraman from Wanaka. This is a video of some of his Central Otago material, and is set and filmed in the very surroundings that inspired the songs.

One of Martin’s recent endeavours has been presenting his successful Lets Sing a Kiwi Song programme to school students throughout New Zealand as well as overseas.

If you would like to know more, browse the links on the left, or alternatively contact Martin.

 

Latest News:

New double-CD of live material: Live at Greendale released November 2013.

Martin’s original best-selling album Gin & Raspberry has been digitally remastered and is now available on CD. This album is considered a classic in New Zealand folk music history and orders are already coming in from fans whose vinyl or cassette copies are worn out!