Jeff Martin is sitting at my desk talking about the essence of rock ’n’ roll.
He’s changed little since his days fronting The Tea Party during the Canadian band’s glory years in the ’90s. He’s still every bit the road warrior, snakeskin boots poking through tattered jeans, straggly hair framing a sculpted face. He still rolls his own — Drum tobacco finely spread over a licorice cigarette paper.
“What I find in rock ’n’ roll right now is that most of it is coming from here,” Martin says, pointing to his head. “Everyone is thinking too much.
Jeff Martin has some fun again, post-Party
By Tom Zillich, Surrey Now March 4, 2011 11:01 AM
Jeff Martin has found that Tea Party-like mojo again, this time with a pair of players from Australia.
Martin still looks very much the rock star, and he turned heads when he came bounding into the Now offices on a recent promo tour for local media.
But what’s with his slight Aussie accent? read more
Jeff Martin will play some solo acoustic shows mid May in Australia. Special guest and suppoart act will be Ken Watt!
Check out the tour section for more details.
Jeff Martin 777: Led Zeppelin, Egypt And Aleister Crowley
by By Trevor Morelli (CHARTattack)
Jeff Martin can’t wait to hit the road with his new band, Jeff Martin 777. There’s just one small problem: he needs to figure out how to play his own songs first.
Sitting in a Vancouver hotel room a few weeks before the tour starts, surrounded by guitars, the former Tea Party frontman pondered how to re-arrange the complexities on the band’s The Ground Cries Out debut LP so they work on a single guitar. It’s no easy task, but he’s rejigged songs many times before. read more
No Tea, but Martin seems ready for bluesy PartyTom Harrison, The Province
Published: Thursday, March 03, 2011
Jeff Martin leans into the table, levels his gaze, points to his head and declares, “Everybody’s trying to be too clever. I was looking for the sex. read more
Tea Party’s Jeff Martin returns with new band, new album
By Mike Bell, Postmedia News March 1, 2011
Jeff Martin knows what’s in a name.
Or, rather, what’s in his name. And that’s the cachet it carries after 20 years in the modern rock world, first as the frontman for Canrock trio The Tea Party, then as a solo entity, then with the project The Armada, and now, recently, as the driving force behind the three-piece named, not accidentally, Jeff Martin 777. read more
To celebrate the release of his new album, The Ground Cries Out, Jeff Martin 777 has partnered with CHARTattack for an exclusive Maton guitar giveaway. That’s right, Jeff Martin would like to give you a guitar! Enter for your chance to win an EM425C/12 guitar provided by Maton Guitars!
… and let us know what you think about the album, the video, the band etc.
The long tradition of getting bad reviews by Darrly Sterdan continues. So nothing new or surprising there…