Hot Press Magazine’s ‘Hot for 2022’ artist Faraway Martin is an Irish singer-songwriter based in Qatar.
It’s been an exciting year for the Mayo man, he was the headline acts at Qatar’s Formula 1 Grand Prix, played at The Qatar MotoGP and has headlined various festivals in Doha.
Upcoming shows see him play the Fifa World Cup Fanzone Festival Al Bidda Park Nov 20, 29 & Dec 8,11,16.
In Ireland he has opened for Aslan, Mick Flannery, Mundy, the Blizzards and Hermitage Green, as well as performances at Sea Sessions and Electric Picnic.
His previous releases have seen him playlisted on RTE Radio 1, support from 2FM, iRadio as well as across local radio.
He’s reached No. 5 on QBS Radio’s Top 40, the largest station in Qatar. Being the only unsigned act in the Top 40.
I GOT FIRE
Faraway Martin’s upcoming single ‘I Got Fire’ got picked up by Hyundai for their Fifa World Cup Ad. Capitalising on the success of the ad, the Irishman, accompanied by his band will celebrate the upcoming release with a number of live performances scheduled at the World Cup including a 3,000 cap gig on release night of ‘I Got Fire’ Thursday Oct 27th
Faraway Martin recently released ‘Figure You Out’. Joined by Qatari singer, Aisha, who is best known for featuring on the current Fifa World Cup single ‘Hayya Hayya’ with Davido & Trinidad. ‘Figure You Out’ was recorded live at Katara Studios and was produced by Grammy Award winner Matt Howe and mastered by Mazen Murad.
ABOUT THE SONG
Out of all my songs ‘I Got Fire’ is one of my favourites! It’s about standing up for yourself. We all have a little fire in us. The old proverb ““They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds” was a huge inspiration behind this song. It’s a high energy song that’s fun to play live!” – Faraway Martin
Oct 27th – Release party at The Backyard – Doha, Qatar 3k capacity
Dec 6 & 9th – Fifa World Cup Fanzone – Education City
Fifa Fan Festival Al Bidda Park Nov 20, 29 & Dec 8,11,16.
‘It’s stunning’ – Dan Hegarty, RTÉ 2FM
‘Leaves an instant mark on the listener’ – Hot Press
‘Faraway Martin creates a whiplash cirque berserk that is so over the top it’s amazing’ – REMY
‘Full of feeling and fervour and never exhibits a dull moment’ – PureMZine, Track of the Week
‘A very catchy tune with lyrics we can all identify with’ – Joe.ie, Song of the Day