Martin Yates, a soulful singer/songwriter from the U.K brings a renewed, fresh and honest element to music that hasn’t been heard in years. Yates, a songwriter unafraid to delve into the depths of the most personal moments in his life, is an artist in a category all by himself. With only 2 singles under his belt, Martin Yates has the ability to not only bring people in by his lyrics, but also the way his voice is undeniably telling a story along with it.
At just 23, Yates is an artist not only known for his songwriting technique, but a raw performer that knows no borders in giving his audience a night to remember. With a sold out show at Birmingham’s ‘The Sunflower Lounge’ in February 2019 and a show at prestigious venue ‘O2 Academy 3 Birmingham’, Martin has honed his craft both in the studio and also live.
With 2017’s much hyped about single ‘Fire In My Heart’, Yates saw himself receiving national radio play, as well as performing up and down the country including shows at various venues around London. The single has become his most known song with his audience.
Although no solo releases since then, in 2018 Yates featured on the much anticipated collaboration ‘Selfish’ with U.S based hip-hop artist Gary Michael Houston, Nephew of legendary megastar Whitney Houston.
During the latter part of 2018, Martin began the writing and studio sessions for his debut EP release. Working with writers such as Charlie Hole on ‘Lay It On Me’, which has since become a highlight of his live show. Heavily featuring organic production and instrumentation, Martin Yates has created a genre all for himself, to be introduced with a brand new single this coming June, followed by the long-awaited debut EP this summer.