Martin Howard Samuel

... a Kenya-born drummer, author, poet, lyricist, award-winning songwriter, music producer who also plays guitar and, when time and tide allow, does long-distance, blue-water sailboat deliveries.

27/01/2020, Tom Robinson aired 'Can't Stay Mad' by Martin on The BBC Introducing Mixtape show in London on BBC Radio 6 Music and said, "I love that!".
7/15/2020, 'Can't Stay Mad' received the July 2020 Akademia Music Best Pop Song Award in Los Angeles.

Having played a week at the original Liverpool Cavern Club in '70, he is proud of his band's commemorative brick, 20 rows directly above 'John', in the Cavern Wall of Fame.

George wrote 'Here Comes The Sun'... Martin wrote 'There Goes The Moon' and recorded the song as a 12 bar blues... Best Blues Song Top 10 Finalist in 2022 Fall World Songwriting Awards contest.

'Heart Full Of Love', Best Pop Song Top 10 Finalist 2022 Fall World Songwriting Awards contest, was co-written by Martin, when in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Lisa Nemzo, then in Los Angeles.

Produced by Christian de Walden & Steve Singer and recorded at Steana Studios, North Hollywood, California, the song was released by Metronome Musik GmbH in Germany on Lisa's album, 'Angel'.

'Heart Full Of Love', Highly Commended with 5 ★★★★★ in the 2022 UK Songwriting Contest Love Songs category, is in a video about dogs by Ian G Music & Media on YouTube.

'Red Banner, No Quarter, Best Outlaw Song Top 10 Finalist Fall 2022 World Songwriting Awards contest, was co-written by Charles Shomo (music) in Wake Forest, North Carolina, Martin, who wrote the lyric about The Alamo, and Rick Livingstone (vocals) who recorded the song, with the Caffeine Creek Band, in St. Augustine, Florida.

'Smell The Roses', 5-★★★★★ Semi-Finalist, in the 2022 UK Songwriting Contest Original Song MAFM (Music Aid FM) category, was co-written with Charles Shomo, in Wake Forest, North Carolina, and recorded by Martin with the Caffeine Creek Band.

'I Lose My Heart', 5-★★★★★ Semi-Finalist in the 2022 UK Songwriting RnB / Soul music category, was co-written with John A. Glaser (music) in Atlantic City, New Jersey and John D. Scott (melody/vocals), in San Francisco California.

'Song For Sarah', 5-★★★★★ Semi-Finalist in the 2020 UK Songwriting Contest Rock Category and Best Alternative Song Top 10 Finalist Winter 2022 World Songwriting Awards Contest, was co-written by Alistair Melville (music) in the Malvern Hills, U.K., Martin (lyric) and Rick Livingstone (vocals), who recorded the song in Los Angeles, California.

'My Heart Is Set On You', Best Alternative Song Top 10 Finalist Spring 2022 World Songwriting Awards Contest, was co-written by Kim Chang-hoon (music) in Los Angeles, Martin (lyric) and Renard J. Cohen (melody) in The Poconos, Pennsylvania, and recorded in Los Angeles by Eclipse featuring Rick Livingstone (vocals).

'Tightrope To The Moon', Spring 2021 Best Pop Song World Songwriting Awards Contest Winner, was co-written by Alex Henning (music) in Milan, Italy, Martin (lyric & melody ) and Kjetil Landsgard (melody, electric lead guitar & vocals) in Dawson Creek, Canada.

'Man On A Ledge', Fall 2021 Best Alternative Song World Songwriting Awards Contest Winner, was co-written by Alex Henning (music), Martin (lyric & melody) and Kjetil Landsgard (melody, electric lead guitar & vocals) in Dawson Creek, Canada.

'Boogie On The Bayou' was co-written by Martin, when in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Lisa Nemzo, then in Marina del Rey, California.

The song, recorded and released by Bad Ass Boots, an Americana/country-rock band of 4 gals and 1 guy from the San Francisco Bay Area [Oakland], California, was Highly Commended with 5 ★★★★★ in the 2022 UK Songwriting Contest Country music category.

The song, a 5-★★★★★ Commended Entry in the 2020 UK Songwriting Contest, also won the October 2019 Akademia Music Best Americana Song Award in Los Angeles.

Max Perry, world-renowned choreographer, created the 'Bayou Bay Boogie' line dance especially for the song, which Bob and Marlene Peyre-Ferry adapted as a partner dance.

'Be My Rock', December 2015 Akademia Music Best Song Singer-Songwriter / Ballad  Award Winner, in Los Angeles, wasco-written by Martin and Renard J. Cohen, was recorded by Ms. Nancy Reed, vocalist with The Duke Ellington Legacy Band, accompanied by Harold M. Frazee on piano.
'Be My Rock' is in a video about dogs by Ian G Music & Media on YouTube.

December 2013... Martin formed The New Revolution, a three-piece covers-only band, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 

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Poems:

Anything Goes

Catch 22 Déjà Vu

Cover This

Dog-Tired

Drums 'n' Guitar

In Concert

Off-Beat

Old Dog, New Tricks

One Small Step, One Giant Leap

Primal Screamers

Pyrotechnician

Repercussionist

Rock Bottom

Smell The Roses

Six Feet Under

The 1960's

Voices In My Head

When The Music's Over

 

Favourites:

Audrey Landers : YouTube

Boogie On The Bayou

Boogie On The Bayou : YouTube

Bright Eye Band

Bright Eye Band : Bandcamp

Bright Eye Band : YouTube

Chord Board : Original

Chord Board

Crew

Eclipse

Eclipse : Bandcamp

Eclipse : YouTube

Games Above Board

Games Above Board : YouTube

Heatwave

Heatwave : Bandcamp

Heatwave : Forumusic

Heatwave : Wikipedia

Heatwave : YouTube

Lisa Nemzo : SoundCloud

Lisa Nemzo : YouTube

Martin H. Samuel : All Poetry

Martin H. Samuel : Bandcamp

Martin H. Samuel Poems & Stories : Lulu

Martin H. Samuel Poems & Stories : Amazon Kindle

Martin H. Samuel Poems & Stories : Apple Books

Martin H. Samuel : SoundCloud

Martin & the : Caffeine Creek Band

Rick Livingstone : SoundCloud

Sunny 'n' the Cut

Sweet Fire

 

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