Martel

Martel

 Flint, Michigan, USA
BandR&BHip Hop

Definately a versatile artist with a huge musical background. Has been in recording studios since the age of two, and has an R&B/Pop/Hip-Hop sound. I sing, rap, dance, and not only wrote/co-wrote every song on my album, i produced 10 of the 15 tracks as well.

Biography

Darryl Martel Hardy, better known as Martel, also know as "Best Kept Secret" in the production circles, is definitely something unlike anything. Versatile (plays keyboards, drums, guitar, trumpet, sings, raps, dances, writes, and produces). Marching band and choir in high school. Father also owned and ran a recording studio since Martel was just 2 years old. Martel is also a graduate of Central Michigan University, with a Major in Sport Management, and minor in Journalism.

Martel also got his name in the industry circles while living in Atlanta for a year. There he produced for artists such as 3D (106 & Park "Wildin' Out Wed." winners), Ee-De (Def Jam Visions artist), Off Da Meater (Radio Killer artist, and brother of The-Dream), and Atlanta artists Loced Out, Cash Boys, Flip Gucci, D.U. Boyz, Lucki DiGiano, Slim Jakson, Big Blaze, and Brayl Mack.

After finishing his higher education, Martel is finally putting out his second (1st official) album as an artist. To release Oct. 7, 2008, Club Bedroom is definitely an album that's self-explanatory. With a mix between R&B, Hip-Hop, and even Pop, Club Bedroom is the perfect all around album that takes your from the club experience to the bedroom. With techno driven' instruments and heavy bass lines in "Like Ecstasy," to the ATL down-south drums and T-Pain like vocalizer in "Rep Where You Stay," Club Bedroom sets the mood for a fun night at the club. With a slow hip hop sound and unique, clever, and catchy ode to green-eyed, light-skinned women in "Sexy Green Eyes," to the set-the-mood guitar rhythms and falsetto tones in "We So Ready," to the serious, heartache, Pop track "Why'd You Leave On Saturday," the bedroom setting balances out the album.

Martel is highly influenced by favorite artists Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Prince, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Usher, Outkast, Jay-Z, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Bob James, Grover Washington, Ella Fitzgerald, Billi Holliday and most of all mother and father.

Music, photos, and pictures can be previewed at www.myspace.com/musicmartel

Discography

"1 Shot 2 Many" from Club Bedroom - airplay in Tallahassee

"Rep Where You Stay," "Sexy Green Eyes," "Up Up & Away," and "We So Ready (Farther Than Mars)" are the potential picks for singles off the Club Bedroom album.

One other album/mixtape that was released in 2004 named "Both Of Me" - received a buzz around the campus of Central Michigan University, Flint, Lansing, and Detroit, MI.

Singles are available along with pics and videos at www.myspace.com/musicmartel

Set List

Set list (may or may not include): "Rep Where You Stay" - "We So Ready" - "Like Ecstasy" - "Sexy Green Eyes" - "Pop The Tops" - "Why'd You Leave On Saturday" - "Late Night Plans" - "For The Lovers" - songs from Both Of Me "What Color Panties?" and "After The Show"

sets are any where between 10 minutes - 45 minutes

Some covers can be done, includes J. Holiday, The-Dream, John Legend, Motown, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Alicia Keys, and Floetry. Mostly R&B genre.