Gary Martin

Calgary, Alberta - Chicago, Illinois

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Mr. Motown

Gary Martin is a dynamic and uplifting musician who brings authenticity, excitement, deep expression and emotion to his performances. Focusing on a personal connection with his audience, Gary engages and interacts, leaving them invigorated, motivated and inspired, creating a memorable experience they will always remember and share.

Motown - Legendary Link

At 21 Gary was performing with the leader of the famous motown touring band directed by Walter "Choker" Campbell and working with Joe Hunter. These outstanding musicians were the first to provide Berry Gordy with that sound the world knows as Motown. For the next 25 years these men taught Martin all he knows today about that special "motown" sound.

What's New with Gary Martin

Gary is currently working and performing still with various members of the famous "Funk Brothers". Having recorded a number of songs in Detroit prior to the passing of Uriel Jones and Bob Babbitt, Gary Martin and the Funk Brothers released one of their songs in tribute to President Obama, entitled "Because of You" (available CD Baby-itunes).

Canada's #1 Motown Dance Band

This master guitarist, singer, and musical director has entertained audiences around the world. Gary has an incredible repertoire of music that ranges from doo-wop to the greatest hits of Motown, from the Blues of the Mississippi Delta and the electrified Blues of Chicago to the best of Rock n Roll, from the 50's and 60's Soul to the finest of Jazz, and let's not forget the Funk.

Gary and his group of professional musicians will have you dancing in your seats from the first note.


Contact: O Town Music

(403) 860-8314

[email protected]

  • Work
    • Guitarist, Arranger, Musical Director, Singer
  • Education
    • Studied under the Legendary Funk Brothers