Mermen Surf Music Band

Martyn Jones

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Martyn was first exposed to music as a toddler while watching the house band at THE AKEY DACKEY, a burlesque club in Liverpool England owned by his father. He was fascinated by the drums and would sit in the wings and bang on biscuit tins while drummer Stubby Stubbs pounded out stripper rhythms on stage. The club was sold in 1964 and Martyn immigrated to San Francisco with his parents.

Although he majored in film and television production in college, Playing the drums has always been the priority. He has performed with the likes of THE KRONOS QUARTET, TINY TIM and JOHN LEE HOOKER.

Martyn also works as an actor; He recently appeared as a security guard in NEIL YOUNG'S ROCK OPERA, GREENDALE, as the drummer and Jewish porn king in MY DEAD UNCLE'S BAND, and as the mean spirited corporate goon in TEENAGE LYCANTHROPE. Martyn also acted as consultant for the surf music chapter of THE DRUMMERS BIBLE.

As well as the Mermen, Martyn's current musical endeavor is a folk rock opera entitled: DONNER, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF AMERICA'S FAVORITE CANNIBALS. For this he has written twenty one songs and is in the process of recording them.

Martyn currently resides in San Mateo, California and welcomes any correspondence:

phone: 650 455 5111

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