Martin Kaye is a British pianist, singer, songwriter and all-round
It began with singing lessons at the age of three and piano lessons at six; by eleven he was starring in shows in Manchester. At fifteen he wrote his first song. It was becoming increasingly clear what this boy was destined for…
He never stopped writing music and eventually,
opportunity led him to London. He began collaborating and recording with several producers, including Sheldon Conrich (Lucinda Belle Orchestra) and IIan Bluestone (Anjunabeats, Above and Beyond). The result was his debut album,
About You, in 2006 (listen on iTunes)
He spent four years travelling the world on
cruise ships, honing his craft, developing his
inimitable style, and...
discovering his love for odd socks.
At twenty-eight, Martin moved to New York and
secured the role of 'Jerry Lee Lewis' in the first US Tour of the Tony award-winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet.
Performing in more than 35 cities to rave reviews,
he was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award
as Outstanding Lead Actor in a
Non Resident Musical.
Martin opened the Las Vegas production of
Million Dollar Quartet at Harrah’s in February 2013 to packed houses and rave reviews, and later that year, was voted Best Actor for his portrayal of
'Jerry Lee Lewis' by Vegas Seven Magazine.
He spent four fantastic years in Las Vegas, and as he entered his fifth year of the show, was approached to play "The Killer" in the first UK tour and went on to achieve equally high acclaim in his home country. This culminated in his appearance at the prestigious Royal Festival Hall in London.
With over 2000 performances and 6 years
as Jerry Lee under his belt,
Martin has now hung up his wig as
he continues on his musical journey,
recording and releasing two more albums,
Everything the Pen Wants To Say, and more recently, the brand new EP collaboration with Jolana Sampson,
What About Love (listen on iTunes),
as well as co-composing (again with Sampson) a new musical - Bright Side.
Martin can currently be seen on land and sea
in his one man show, Great Balls.