Alistair Martin - an experienced and versatile bass player

Alistair Martin is an experienced and versatile bass player based on the south coast of England with over twenty years' experience playing at the highest level in corporate, tribute and function bands both nationally and internationally. He has played for venues and clients that include: The Isle of Wight Festival, Rewind Festival, Abbey Road Studios, Hard Rock Cafe, Virgin, Sega, Microsoft, Amazon and Sony.

Video demos and repertoire

Check out the video section for a growing library of live and promotional videos playing either as a principal or dep bass player and a selection of songs from his extensive repertoire that spans the sixty years of popular music.

The Live Karaoke Band

In 2008 he setup The Live Karaoke Band which has gone on to be the country's leading bandeoke and rockeoke experience. To that end he is a quick thinker and good listener, able to adapt and improvise on the spot and has notated over 500 songs covering the last 60 years of rock and pop music which he can play at a moment's notice.

Pink Floyd, Duran Duran and Muse

He also plays bass and backing vocals for a two Pink Floyd touring theatre tributes. The first is for Pink Floyd Legacy, an international band that stars Durga McBroom with sang with Pink Floyd for twenty years under Dave Gilmour's leadership. The other is The Wall of Floyd which regularly performs in theatres throughout the United Kingdom. Other current projects include returning to DURAN2, the Duran Duran tribute he setup in 2012, and dep performances for another act DURAN. He is currently in early stages of pre-production and rehearsals for Muse tribute MUSƎ.

Cosmograf and more...

In 2021 he was asked to play for Cosmograf, a stunning original prog rock band featuring Robin Armstrong, as they returned to the stage to critical acclaim after a seven year hiatus. Explore the journey to today from 70s disco tribute Saturday Night Beaver and 80s school disco themed Skool Daze, to 90s/00s indie rock with The Modern Fix.

Looking for a professional, experienced dep? Get in touch!

Alistair is a member of The Musicians' Union with Public Liability Insurance and full Covid vaccination. With a professional setup including IEM system and able to sing backing vocals as well, if you're looking for a one-off or long term experienced dep bass player for your band then get in touch!

Latest blog entries

Duran Duran tribute

Pink Floyd and Duran Duran

Monday 09 May 2022
I’ve just finished a three-day weekend playing the music of three of my bass guitar heroes: Roger Waters, Guy Pratt and John Taylor - and three very different playing styles and techniques. Friday…
Captain Big Band

Captain's Big Band

Sunday 01 May 2022
Now assuming the recovery position after a raucous night of rock playing in Captain's Big Band with Garry, Zac and Rob in Poole These guys are so entertaining and fantastic performers, sooooo much…
Miss-Chief and The Makers

Miss-Chief + The Makers = Massive Fun

Tuesday 19 April 2022
I've just finished the first two shows stepping in with the brilliant Claire, Lewis and Aaron, aka Miss-Chief and The Makers and, wow, they have been a lot of fun and I'm looking forward to the third…