Martin Messent

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Martin Messent is a writer, singer songwriter and composer. He has released five albums and two EPs.

His writing and photography have appeared in a range of publications, including Waterlog, Fallon's Angler, Pulp Faction, Orbis and Ramraid Extraordinaire. He has exhibited at Brighton Photo Fringe. His blog, Trout Bum Replica, collects essays, reviews, psychogeographical explorations and autobiography.

He’s appeared at Bestival and Glastonbury; The Greys, Brighton; 12 Bar Club and The Green Note, London, among numerous dates at UK acoustic venues. His latest album is Orphan Songs.

Currently he's working on a new album, which will be released in early 2019, followed by live dates.

"Try To Begin is a beautiful album of mournfully fingerpicked guitars and heartache laden strings accompanied by a voice that overflows with emotion."

8/10, Tim Merricks, Americana UK

"From the mournful loss of ‘Angel Dust’ through the quiet resignation of ‘Rising Early’ to the tender ‘Close My Eyes’ ...a collection of songs filled with acute reflection, depth and keen observations."


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