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When Shadows Return to the Sea: An interview with Martha Bean

Martha Bean is a Leicester based singer songwriter with a unique approach to music.

Written by Amelia Gregory

martha Bean by Simon McLaren
Martha Bean by Simon McLaren.

Martha Bean is a hotly tipped singer songwriter with a classical training. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, she has already played alongside some well known names such as Seth Lakeman, Bon Iver and First Aid Kit. I caught up with the Leicester based talent to find out more...

How did you learn so many instruments and do you have a favourite you return to when you are songwriting?
I was fortunate enough to grow up in a musical house - my Mum is a pianist and double bassist, and my Dad (who plays with me, too) a cellist. My Dad was also a music therapist for a few years, so we had a few other instruments around the house - guitar, clarinet, saxophone, percussion, etc - so I've been surrounded my lots of instruments from an early age. Since I moved out, I've found my musical instrument collection growing as I can't resist the charm of a £20 banjo... I find myself more inspired by exploring and experimenting with different instruments - it keeps it exciting. The piano is my favourite instrument to write on because… read more

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