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Martin France

dr, *1964 GB, Rainham, Kent
Singer / Musician of Jazz

Martin France ARAM Hons (born 1964 in Rainham – then in Kent) is an English jazz drummer based in London. He has been the rhythmic backbone on more than 70 albums working with some of the world's finest musicians.Martin began performing at the age of twelve backing singers in Working Men's clubs with Organ trios in and around Manchester. He studied under Geoff Riley, Kenny Clare, Joel Rothman, and Richard Smith, Principal Percussionist with The Hallé.

        
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Bass guitar
  • Cymbals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
  • Classical
  • Electronic
Popular Tracks   
Pyromancer on Moved by Membranes by Emre Ramazanoglu & Martin France
Frevo en Maceio on Hermeto + by Huw Warren
Horses in Rain on Django Bates: Good Evening...Here Is The News by Django Bates & Various Artists
Jegue on Hermeto + by Huw Warren
City in Euphoria - World in Chaos on Django Bates: Good Evening...Here Is The News by Django Bates & Various Artists
Santo Antonio on Hermeto + by Huw Warren
Three English Scenes: 1. Good Evening...Here is the News on Django Bates: Good Evening...Here Is The News by Django Bates & Various Artists
Body Percussive on Drum Kit: Percussive Styles by Emre Ramazanoglu & Martin France
DP & C on Hermeto + by Huw Warren
Three English Scenes: 3. Forms of Escape - Maxwell's Yacht, Ecstacy, Dance Thing on Django Bates: Good Evening...Here Is The News by Django Bates & Various Artists

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Band Members
Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Giulia's ThursdaysJohn Taylor, Palle Danielsson, Martin France2012Album
Hermeto +Huw Warren, Peter Herbert, Martin France2009Album
WhirlpoolJohn Taylor With Palle Danielsson And Martin France2007Album
U.L.M.François Corneloup, Marc Ducret, Martin France2006Album
Angel Of The PresenceJohn Taylor, Martin France, Palle Danielsson2005Album
Opus AbsolutumCharlie Mariano & Vitold Rek Feat. Władysław Sendecki & Martin France2003Album
Pepper St. InterludesIain Ballamy Featuring: Stian Carstensen With Special Guests: Norma Winstone, Martin France, Matthew Sharp2000Album
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