Martin was brought up in the Salvation Army where he learnt to play the euphonium. He later became a Bandmaster in the Salvation Army, as were his father and grandfather in South Wales and Bristol.
Martin was previously associated with the band having spent 5 years as MD of the old Bristol East Band in the 1990’s.
He has been a freelance conductor with different musical ensembles as well as teaching brass and guitar. He is also conductor of the brass ensemble 'Unity Brass’.