Mike Martin has been holding the low-end backbone in bands for the better part of 3 decades throughout the New England area.
His driving, relentless 'three quarter finger-tip' attack has shared the stage with such renowned musicians as Green Day, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones and been heard thundering through all the hot spots between New York’s CBGB’s to The Paradise in Boston Ma.
Born and raised in Woonsocket, Rhode Island during the eighties Mike was inspired to play bass during the birth of the original Alternative music scene. Performing with many bands in the area, his formative years and early influences ranged from artists such as Geddy Lee and Chris Squire, to John Taylor of Duran Duran.
After years spent travelling in the Air Force and being exposed to some of the best musicians from every corner of the globe, Mike returned to his hometown in the early 2000’s to raise a family and to reignite his musical aspirations on his home turf.
Fast forward to today, and the story picks up when he bumps into an old high school friend and guitarist named Scott Motyka in 2020. Add another chance meetup while sitting in on a rehearsal session for a local cover band, where Mike happens to be introduced to a young, up and coming female singer/performer named Amanda Mograss. With these two chance encounters, and his foresight to bring the 3 of them together, Mike’s fate would be sealed and the seeds sown, for what would soon become PLATINUM THRILL!
Mike describe's his musical journey and newfound future with PLATINUM THRILL as:
“..a crazy roller coaster ride that’s barely scratched the surface! It’s only been a year since the current PT line up and I’m so lucky and grateful to have been given this opportunity!”
In the Summer of 2022, Mike and PLATINUM THRILL take on the local music scene with a fervor and passion for their performance like no other, with shows from Laconia Bike Week in NH, to The Hard Rock Café – Foxwoods.
“I can’t wait to see where else our music takes us!” - Mike Martin