Sunday 11 December 2016

Martay Galbraith is a Northern Irish based session drummer hailing from Downpatrick, Co Down.  Starting drums at 13 he has been mainly self taught, but received some foundation lessons with former Taste/Rory Gallagher drummer, John Wilson.  Early influences included Roger Taylor (Queen) and Neil Peart (Rush), but since then he has studied with some of the worlds finest drummers including Benny Greb, Mark Guiliana, Jojo Mayer, Ash Soan, Keith Carlock and Mike Johnston to name a few....Recently supporting Level 42 on the Irish leg of their UK and European tour, he can also be seen behind Outkast's Andre 3000 (Andre Benjamin) in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, Jimi: All Is By My Side, currently on Netflix.

He is currently in the process of recording a new EP with his band from Dublin, De La Rose (originally from Brighton) and just completed recording a new album with Northern Irish singer/songwriter Chris Keys.  With a German tour in the pipeline next summer with Chris, writing/recording with former Co Dot front man Joe Brush, and also Northern Irish country artist Amanda Agnew, its sure to be an exciting and busy year ahead.

Martay is proud to play and use Sonor Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Shure Mics and Evans Drumheads.

Photo credit Ruth Medjer / Ruthless Imagery