His debut album - ‘A NEW WORLD’ - went double platinum here in New Zealand, and when it was released in the United Kingdom it launched at Number 1, making him the youngest man in musical history to top the classical charts.
Since then, internationally acclaimed recording artist and entertainer Will Martin has continued to grab global attention, with his electrifying stage presence, and versatile voice.
By no means a strictly classical singer, Will is renowned for his engaging performance style, alluring personality, and expressive voice across multiple musical genres. Live performances have included world-renowned stages and festivals from London’s Royal Albert Hall, Henley, and Hampton Court Palace, through to the Basel Military Tattoo in Switzerland.
Current work: He is a regular performer at the world’s most prestigious governmental ceremonies and international sporting events, at such illustrious venues as Westminster Abbey, Wembley Stadium, and Chicago’s Soldier Field. Closer to home, he’s enjoyed being the New Zealand Rugby Union’s national anthem singer of choice for ten All Blacks’ test matches.
Will is currently based in Los Angeles, but always calls NZ home. He is internationally sought after as an entertainer and vocalist, as well as producer for various creative projects.
His brand new record - ‘BY REQUEST’ - was produced in Europe, and features the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. The songs were chosen by Will’s supporters and they combine to form an incredible tracklist of cinematic reimagining’s; including Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’, Rod Stewart’s ‘Sailing’, Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’ as well as ‘Requiem For A Soldier’ (the theme from Steven Spielberg’s ‘Band Of Brothers’).
While his singing was stellar, his abilities to engage the audience, articulate our key messages, and remain calm under pressure (we had time pressures with the late arrival of guest speaker ... keep reading) were exemplar. Will has a real ability to find the balance between formality appropriate for the occasion, humour and performance. NZ High Commission LondonView more