Michael Marton

Michael Marton

 Surrey, British Columbia, CAN
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

My music is a cool sounding contemporary Alt-Pop/Rock mix.

Biography

Artist Information

Biography
Artist Information

Biography
Artist Profile – Michael Marton
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.

Michael Marton.

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

Stations that picked up 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)

Stations that picked up 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)

Lyrics

Dogs

Written By: Michael Marton

Dogs

I got a problem I invented for my alibi
I will remove all doubt
I got addiction on addiction but I’m gonna try
I’m gonna work it all out

But oooh, I can’t sleep I can’t dream
With those dogs
Going off all night

I know a woman got a lover with a heavy hand
She’s just his reason to swing
She wrote a letter saying that she hoped he’d understand
She hoped he hear some angels sing
But oooh, she can’t sleep she can’t dream
With those dogs
Going off all night

Dogs in my back yard
Digging up my life
Dogs in my kitchen
Sharpening the knives oh yeah

Instr

Dogs in my back yard
Digging up my life
Dogs in my kitchen
Sharpening the knives oh yeah

My love is happy now she never wants to tell me why
But I just love that smile
I guess I’m happy now dreaming of that better life
I know it’s just another mile

But oooh, I can’t sleep I can’t dream
With those dogs
Going off all night

But oooh, I can’t sleep I can’t dream
With those dogs
Going off all night

Once Alive

Written By: Michael Marton

Once Alive

Once alive she’s a spirit who takes wing on the wind
Yeah the light in her eyes like the mirror of her soul
It shows the day
Rain, rain God it rained the day she went away
Now it seems the low light bid her last goodbye

Chor
I’ve seen I’ve seen her run I’ve seen her fly
I’ve felt I’ve felt the wind rush as she blows by
Yeah she could make me what I’ve never been before
Now this broke love lies on the ground

Once alive she’s a raging storm whispers rolls away
Like the setting sun, she surrenders to the moon
I could not carry her I did not have the strength to fight again
Yeah these precious moments seem so few and they
Will not come again

Chor

Bridge
Keep your dream alive against that drowning tide
Fight the fear, the tears how they haunt you
Now it’s the end of night, you walk in your own light
The love of one the love of all can touch you
Once alive

Once alive she’s a raging storm whispers rolls away
Like the setting sun, she surrenders to the moon
Rain, rain God it rained the day she went away
Now it seems the low lights bid her last goodbye

Chor…end

I Won't Go

Written By: Michael Marton

I Won’t Go

I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go
I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go
I won’t go where you’re going
Cause there ain’t no cool wind blowin
I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go

I don’t see what you’re seeing
I don’t see
I don’t see what you’re seeing
I don’t see
I don’t see what you’re seeing
I can’t wrap my mind around your way of being
I don’t see what you’re seeing
I don’t see

Chor
It’s just that when you cry out (cry out)
For the love you sent away (she went so far away)
And then you lay your lines out, baby
And say the world’s to blame (why is my life so hard?)

Instr

Chor
It’s just that when you cry out (cry out)
For the love you sent away (she went so far away)
And then you lay your lines out, baby
And say the world’s to blame (why is my life so hard?)

I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go
I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go
I won’t go where you’re going
That’s where the devil’s showin’
I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go
I won’t go where you’re going
I won’t go

Dear Boy

Written By: Michael Marton

Dear Boy

Dear boy, I was there so long ago
When your spark was lit
My joy don’t you hide your love away
Or turn your back on it

Every day that gets you down
Your private little battle grounds I’ve been
And you can spread your dream around like
Trade winds blowin’ sailing ships again

And when you cry, well I cry too
The doors you pry, we’ll crash on through
And you can never leave them
Desires and hopes of what you cannot see

Dear boy, your night has gone
Your sun is up and shining still
This world was never meant to
Hold a heart of such good will

Love and life just bleed to one
Time and touch your rivers
Run away
And your eyes tell the stories more than
Little lips that mumble as they pray

And when you cry, well I cry too
The doors you pry, we’ll crash on through
And you can never leave them
Desires and hopes of what you cannot see

Bridge
And all of what you want
Inside those walls you made
Like picture that can’t mean enough
Like words you long to say

Dear, dear boy
Dear, dear boy

And when you cry, well I cry too
The doors you pry, we’ll crash on through
And you can never leave them
Desires and hopes of what you cannot see

Dear boy, I was there so long ago
When your spark was lit
My joy don’t you hide your love away
Or turn your back on it

Dear, dear boy

Attention

Written By: Michael Marton

Attention

Stop your running now love
Just catch your breath
The chase has cut you down
Don’t bleed to death
You got the heart of a child
Dreams of a madam
And anything that you can’t find
Got hidden by the fall of Adam

You say it’s what you want
You say it’s what you need
But you don’t have to…

Chor
Cry for attention, lie for attention
You don’t even have to paint your eyes for attention
Crack the door for attention
Lick the floor for attention
And never baby ever play the whore for attention

I need you closer, right inside my skin
I’m gonna wrap you up
And fill your cup of tin
I only got words that roll
Right off of your lips
You only got some empty promises
To fill your jar of tips

Just listen now
You are so beautiful
And you don’t have to…

Chor
Instr
Chor
End

Off To War

Written By: Michael Marton

Off To War

I’m off to war with a man
I’m gonna show him just how right I am
Or kill him trying
My flag is prettier, my book is holier
How can I be wrong
I believe I believe so hard

I’m off to war for a girl
I’m gonna tell her that for every kiss
My life gets longer
Her face is prettier, her love is holier
How can I be wrong
I believe, I believe so hard

Chor
And all the races run, finish lines I never crossed
And now I only wanna be with you
And can I feel your touch just a little while
A little while, just a little while with you

I’m off to war for the world
It’s gonna love me for the greater good
I know I’m doing
My light is prettier, my hope is holier
How can I be wrong
I believe, I believe so hard

Bridge
I heard a noise like a knocking on my door
It was a gunshot/siren
Breaking all our hearts again
It was a song that I never heard before about how
Love would come and never go
It was a song I needed to know

Chor

I’m off to war in my head
I just wish that when I pray
I got my answer right away
My light is prettier, my hope is holier
How can I be wrong
I believe, I believe so hard

Ultra Glide

Written By: Michael Marton

Ultra Glide

So yesterday, I got dreaming, in my childhood
I got caught stealing
The heat from the summer days, a vision through the
Orange haze around you

The other day you caught me lying
Right next to you
I could’ve swore you let me in

The door from the other side
Hold on tight to the ultra glide I’m flying

Chor
It’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright now
It’s all light it’s all light, shining on
It’s alright, it’s alright
Ultra glide….aaaahh

She’s talkin’, and she don’t lie
‘bout the secrets I hoped she’d never say
Making deals and other plans, holding out for
Half a man I’m crying

Wide awake, with golden eyes
The hidden child just can’t get away
Never mind the empty rooms where
Years ago the dreams came from she’s cryin’

Chor
Instr

And freedom is such a dream
And your hands of love
Will bring my soul back from the fire
So bring your lips right next to mine
After the dance you know it’s time
We’re flying

Chor
Instr…end

Blinded

Written By: Michael Marton

Blinded

Blinded, see no evil, see sunken eyes of naked people
Needles stick through the cages
Nothing changes through the ages

Stranded, but not alone
She said she loved you, and then she’s gone
She meant it, but there’s no sign, no trail of crumbs
No dotted line
Chor
Can you feel it, feel your heart beat slowing down
And love you need it
Stop the curtain from coming down now
Stop that curtain from coming down

Daylight on the water
The ark’s aground, the lamb to slaughter
Kings and shepherds seek the town
Where time began
It’s winding down

Firefight, jealous lovers
Kneeling down on twisted covers
Love me baby, we all cry
Eyes are red, mouths are dry

Chor
Instr
Bridge
Oh my love would it be so hard
To reach so far inside me
Heaven and the dreams I dare
Crosses brought to bear invite me
Inside the smoke I see a promise held to me
But I’m blinded

Chor

A broken vow I took to town
And sold it for a cheap rusty crown
Because I’m blinded, blinded,
Blind

Baby Don't Cry

Written By: Michael Marton

Baby Don’t Cry

Baby don’t cry, you said your daddy was your God
And you know God wouldn’t lie
Baby don’t cry, now you’re feeling kinda odd
And all you do is sigh so
Baby don’t cry

Precious, things that you see and touch
Faithless and your heart says you had enough
You’re gonna take it gonna give it gonna live it
You’re gonna set it on fire just a little bit

Baby don’t cry, you thought your daddy was your God
But he had to go and lie so
Baby don’t cry, now you’re livin’ on the road
Without an answer why so
Baby don’t cry

Lovely with your lips pressed up to the glass
Lonely, too tired to pull the weed out from your grass
You got to beat it got to bleed it to defeat it
Deny the voice of sadness that you’re hearing
All around

Bridge
You got to give away your love
Courage is laying it all down
It’s the things that you fear
That build your walls all around

Baby don’t cry, you said you’re feeling kinda odd
But now you’re knowing why
Baby don’t cry, you got your clothes and your dreams
And your dreams will never die so
Baby don’t cry

Bridge
You got to give away your love
Courage is laying it all down
It’s the things that you fear
That build your walls all around

Lovely with your lips pressed up to the glass
Lonely, too tired to pull the weed out from your grass
You got to beat it got to bleed it to defeat it
Deny the voice of sadness that you’re hearing
All around

Baby don’t cry, you know the sun is gonna shine
On everything you try so
Baby don’t cry, I know the sun is gonna shine
On everything you try so
Baby don’t cry, don’t cry, no don’t cry

Jive

Written By: Michael Marton

Hey, there you go
watching everybody
that you know
walk away
walk away

Once in your life
you got to rise a little higher
in your light
and have your say
have your say

CHORUS
It's been a long day
running for the last train
aiming for the right vein
trying to pull your stars to the ground
And it's a hard day
not knowing when to cry or pray
saying how you lost your way
trying to save the love that you found

And everything you see
is like a sleepy footstep closer
than it seems
just close your eyes
close your eyes

Well, there you go
you're asking everybody willing
to your show so
dance away
dance away

CHORUS

Well there you go
you're asking everybody willing
to your show so
dance away
dance away

CHORUS

end

I Love

Written By: Michael Marton

Yes I know
from the stories that you told me
that place I know
will do nothing but amaze me
reach down, grab some money
from my pocket
gonna get us there, no matter what I gotta do

We got sunshine 'cause your smile
moves the clouds away
side step all the blues that try to come our way
I'm looking back at all the good things that we've said and done
but I know that the best is surely yet to come

CHORUS:
I love all the time that you're giving me
I love all the places that we're gonna be
I love all the days that we're gonna ride
I love that we're never gonna hide our love

What's left just the world here for me and you
ur heart is the anchor that will pull us through
this day is the one that isn't gonna end
the sun is gonna find us with our cares behind us
CHORUS
Bridge:
Don't stop just go l can't quit you know
looking to find what was hidden
sunset first snow looking out your window
knowing time is on your side
-Repeat 3rd verse
Chorus
Chorus
End.

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)

Stations that picked up 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
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/
http://www.musictogousa.com/
www.krocksradioone.com
www.gortonradio.com
www.blast386.com
ButterfliesRadio
Deuce Radio Show-London, UK
CountryHome Magazine / Radio4Humans / iWebRadio-Germany

Contact Info:
Email: m.marton@telus.net
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.michaelmarton.ca

Set List

I'm presently not performing/touring on a regular basis.