03 November 2013

Martin Byatt

Martin Byatt is a Scottish exile who has made London his home, having taught and performed in the capital since 1980.

He has been the founder member of various ensembles, most notably The Janimar Trio ( Guitar/Flute/Mandolin ) and Zaramba  ( two Guitars and Percussion ).

In 1996 he arranged and performed the music for the prize-winning Radio 3 production of “The Sea Urchins” by Sharman MacDonald ( mother of Keira Knightley ).

He was deputy for two of the guitarists in the hit musical Zorro at the Garrick Theatre.

His new solo CD  -“The Way It Was”  - comprises material arrangements of classic rock and pop tunes by Steely Dan, Focus, Leonard Cohen, Beatles and others.

He will be performing tracks from his new CD as well as his own compositions.


House of the King / Sylvia                Focus

Norwegian Wood                              Lennon/MacCartney

Out of Towner                                   Byatt

Take Five                                           Paul Desmond

Haitian Divorce                                 Steely Dan

Desperado                                          Eagles

Rikki Don’t Lose That Number        Steely Dan

Foxy Laddie                                      Byatt

Little Martha                                      Duane Allman

Back In The USSR                            Lennon/MacCartney


Silent Rag(e)                                        Byatt 

Classical Gas                                      Mason Williams

Theme from Taxi                                 Bob James

Acquiescence                                       Byatt

Reelin’ In The Years                            Steely Dan   

Hallelujah                                            Leonard Cohen

Street Life                                            Crusaders

Will You Still Love Me                       Carole King

The Way It Is                                       Bruce Hornsby

Birdland                                               Weather Report