Michael Marton Biography
Hi, my name is Michael Marton and I’m an independent Canadian singer/songwriter. In late 2007 I released my 1st CD “Once Alive” and in 2008 was able to get 3 singles on small market Canadian AC and HotAC radio. In late 2008 I began marketing my CD and singles to Internet and Public radio and am very pleased to report that I am being played on radio in Canada, USA, Belarus, Netherlands, New Zealand, Australia, Poland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. In 2009, I released I Love to Canadian commercial radio again securing airplay on AC radio stations across the country
I’ve played in several small bands over time but my main focus of doing music is writing, producing and recording my own songs for my next CD. My main instrument is guitar, but I also noodle with the bass and percussion.
The style of my music? People tell me it’s a classic inspired rock/pop sound with a bent to the eighties. I’ve had 2 singles off my CD Once Alive get adds on commercial HotAC radio across Canada and my 3rd single off the CD titled Dear Boy got airplay adds on Regular AC radio. Comparisons I hear are anywhere from John Lennon to Green Day, Paul Simon to U2, the Doors, Talking Heads and even Johnny Cash, so I suppose you could tag it with alt/pop/rock as that covers pretty much everything and suits me fine. My influences started with my first Elvis record at age 5, The Beatles soon after and the “dream” began. I listen to bands like U2 and Green Day, but it certainly doesn’t end there. I’m not terribly partisan in my musical likes and I feel it’s extremely important as a songwriter to be open to all musical influences, and I hope my songs reflect that.
I’m currently working on my 2nd CD now and am excited to have generated the response and airplay that Once Alive has found. Thanks for taking the time to visit my EPK and…
Thanks for listening.
Instrumentation Michael Marton-Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums/Drum programming, string/pad programming, some piano.
Discography 1st CD out now called Once Alive available through my website www.michaelmarton.ca
To date I have picked up radio play on the following Hot AC stations across Canada for my 1st single “Off To War”:
CIFX (Lewisport NF & Labrador)-Add to Rotation CKDH (Amherst, NS)-Add to Rotation CFAN (Miramichi, NB)-Add to Rotation CJCW (Sussex, NB)-Add to Rotation CHIP (Fort Coulogne, QC)-Add to Rotation CHOD (Cornwall, ON)-Add to Rotation CINN (Hearst, ON)-Add to Rotation CJAR (The Pas, MB)-Feature CJNE (Nipawin, SK)-Add to Rotation CKBF (Medicine Hat, AB)-Add to Rotation CJAV (Port Alberni, BC)-Feature CKLR (Courtenay, BC)-Feature CHET (Chetwynd, BC)-Add to Rotation
Current stations playing my 2nd release Once Alive:
CHET (Chetwynd, BC)-Add to Rotation CIFX (Lewisport NF & Labrador)- ADD (10-15x wkly) CFWE (Edmonton, AB)- ADD CFCH (Chase, BC)- ADD CVUE (Sechelt, BC)- ADD CJNE (Nipawin, SK)-Add to Rotation CKRK (Kahnawake, QC) CFBS (Medicine Hat, AB) CHIP (Fort Colounge, QC)
Current stations playing my 3rd release Dear Boy: CIFX (Lewisporte, NF & LAB) CIMS (Balmoral, NB) CHIP (Fort Coulonge, QC) CHOD (Cornwall, ON) CJNE (Nipawin, SK) CVUE (Sechelt, BC) CFCH (Chase, BC)
My song I Won’t Go placed in the top 500 in the 15th Annual Billboard Song Contest in 2008!
NPR, College, Internet and Small Community Radio: ZackTaylor.ca – Music Showcase-May 2008 CJMQ, Sherbrooke, Quebec Londons Kalling, London, England Fredio.com Robot40.com Portsmouth Community Radio 106.1 FM Portsmouth, NH Blue Heaven Internet Radio Indie Showcase at AwesomeRadio.net The Music Korner – Internet radio/review Soundwave FM, New Zealand City Park Radio, Australia HHH-FM Radio, Australia CFBX Radio, Canada Radio 0162, Dongen, Netherlands Progressive Broadcasting Service, Australia Country Club Productions-PTY, Australia PBS 106.7-FM, Australia Radio Seagull, Netherlands Radio Minsk, Belarus REDradio/SFU radio St.Francis University, Pennsylvania Junior’s cave online magazine Radio Merkury, Poland Radio Incontro, Italy Radio 794, Netherlands WFAY Radio, South Carolina The Indie Ezine Blue Pie Muzik 4 U Globe&Mail Acoustic Guitar Magazine (upcoming) CFMW radio, Alexis Creek, British Columbia, Canada WIPZ Radio – Wisconsin Bad Attitude Radio – Wisconsin Veluwe FM, Radio Putten, Radio Ermelo-Netherlands WCSB – Ohio Musicatotal Radio – Portugal West Gippsland Community Radio-Australia Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin, Germany Jive-1st single for 2009
February 2009-Signed on with Blue Pie Productions in Australia for distribution/promotion via their extensive professional worldwide network.
June 2009 – New single I Love is being promoted to and played on Canadian Commercial AC radio. Stations so far are:
CIMS – Balmoral, NB CHIP – Ft.Colougne, QC CHOD – Cornwall, Ont CKHA – Haliburton, Ont CKBF – Medicine Hat, AB CIFX – Lewisporte, NF&LAB CJMQ – Sherbrook, Que CVUE – Sechelt, BC CFWE – Edmonton, AB CJNE – Nipawin, SK
2010 and on Web Radio: RTDS-Radio That Doesn’t Suck-Toronto JumpRadiO-UK www.bananapeelradio.com www.3rdshiftradionetwork.com www.broadcastingworld.net/listen/GK-International/
www.krocksradioone.com www.gortonradio.com www.blast386.com ButterfliesRadio Deuce Radio Show 86-London, UK Deuce Radio Show 94-London, UK CountryHome Magazine / Radio4Humans / iWebRadio-Germany
Deuce Radio Show 117-London, UK
Deuce Radio Show 136-London, UK
Deuce Radio Show 142-London, UK
Deuce Radio Show 150-London, UK
Chorley FM 102.8 Chorley, UK
CKHA Canoe FM Canada
WNEC-FM/New England College New Hampshire USA
Off to War licensed to Fashion Television TV Show in Canada April 2012 and used in broadcast segment.
Contact Info: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.michaelmarton.ca All CD purchases and individual track purchases through Itunes and Puretracks, etc may be accessed via the main page of the website www.michaelsong.ca
|Wildy’s World CD Review of Once Alive|
|Interview with CHET radio in Chetwynd|
|Video for Off To War|
|My Main Website|
|My Myspace Page|