Claudia Arnold, Cardboard Carousel, The Toniks and The Surrey Ukeaholics all played, with many taking part in the busk-a-long that took place at the end led by the Surrey Ukeaholics with voices, spare instruments and kazoos that were given away as part of the event. Grainne Walsh, who attended, said: “It was really lovely to have such great music in the town, it really made a lovely atmosphere and the performers were great – a friendly event.”
Martin offsets the day job in software development with a number of literary and musical efforts. He has written several books for children and school productions, which he writes to order (words and music) to cater for the different strengths of the cast. In addition to the ukulele, he plays mandolin, bouzouki and guitar. When he needs to get outside, he goes running (marathons and further).