Born on a Tuscan hilltop not far from Siena, Marti West spent his early years in Italy where he was first exposed to music through local opera performances in the town piazza. Musical masterpieces by Verdi, Puccini and Donizetti were often heard through an open window and instilled a love of melody and story-telling at a young age which still hold strong with him today.
Characterised by ethereal vocals in an affectingly atmospheric setting, Marti’s intimate lyrics and production have drawn comparisons to Bon Iver, Elliott Smith and Dustin Tebbutt. In addition to having radio support from European tastemakers BBC Radio 1 and FIP, West’s songs have also been licensed all over the world, including to Netflix’s “The Rain”, NBC’s “The Village” and Volvo’s “First Trip” commercial.
For fans of: Dustin Tebbutt, Novo Amor, Bon Iver, SYML, Hollow Coves, Tall Heights