Martin Reed


hi there folks i am martin (topher) reed who hails from the little town of cardiff. i have been playing the guitar since the age of 7 and recording my own material since the age of 15. and as you might have noticed i am partners in music . with THE MIGHTY marcus swambo , we go under the alias of the fudge nutz @helenswambo splintered finger & black rabbit / @fraudstein @black-rabbit-544450583 with our elclectic range of various styles . my influences for those of you who are interested in this type of stuff . are first and foremost . frank zappa , the beatles the stone roses & SANDALS , STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE soundtrack , 1990's underground techno & house , Frank Zappa Civilizations phase 3 plus the awesome soundtrack to the 1979 film ,THE BLACK HOLE .) gear set up is ableton live 9 suite. pod farm 2. ( for all guitar lushness & bass enhancements) & an array of electro harmonix fx , with the addition of a secret line 6 box , plus the occasional wah . fender jaguar, ibanez bass, stylus rmx & omnisphere , takamine acoustic & prs se . i recommend that you should listen to these songs on good headphones. but if you got a banging hi-fi setup .EVEN BETTER ?







What is music to you? What does it give you?

music is my life. every emotion I have good or bad is always channeled through my music. I couldn’t imagine life without it. it’s like painting in audio

What is your music dream?

to be heard. that's it, i have delved my imagination to create this music, i hope you like it, Peace & Harmony To You Always & welcome to my world, Let's Make A Movie For Our Minds.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

spread love and bring harmony to the world

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

itchycoo park by the small faces, but then again i remember listening to buddy holly & the everly brothers, when i was about 7. so maybe they're an influence too

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

frank Zappa the Beatles. the stone roses. oasis. blur, & so many experimental stuff i used to be in to, way back in the 90's. that i cant name them all. but they fucking inspired me.

What inspires you to make music?

everyday life, what more can i say, that's what inspires me.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

peace and harmony. because the world we live in today is so negative. that it need's a bit of fun & healing.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

not very promising. I know that there are millions of amazing musicians in the world. who would love the opportunity to be heard and make a living from music. but to do that you need the record company executives to take a chance on something new & different. which would change the music landscape ( commercially) for the better. everything now sounds the same as itself. unless you’ve been chosen by Simon cowell or will.I.Am on these ridiculous talent shows. you don’t stand a chance. we need more independent labels. that don’t sell out at the first sign of big dollar. that are willing to take the risk on us independent experimental artists.

What do you think of Drooble?

thank god for you guys. I think you’re site is amazing. a great place to meet and collaborate with other like minded musicians. I love it. much better than the rest of the music platforms, im at home in this cosy community of amazing artists. i thank you all for the inspiration.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

as I have stated above in my previous comment.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I would love to. but there is no music scene of an experimental nature anymore in my city . it died with X factor. and I’m serious about that. so sad ?

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

the only way is joining amazing sites like this one. this is how we get heard and noticed for all the hard work we do. I love you for that

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

splintered finger. the fudge nuts. SOL. neli coko. steff Bauer. tante meli. the mental straights. all available to check out on soundcloud. thanks for taking the time listen. peace and harmony folks ✌️????