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About

Mornington Peninsula singer songwriter Marty Nelson-Williams has been writing, recording, collaborating and touring nationally & internationally for more than 20 years. 
He has opened for the likes of Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys & Bonnie Raite, as well as local legends Things of Stone and Wood, Ed Kuepper, Paul Kelly, Archie Roach, Shane Howard and more.
He is one of the prime movers in the burgeoning & vibrant original music scene on the Mornington Peninsula, an hour south of Melbourne Australia.

“a beautiful songwriter, musician and community activist, with a voice i love”
Wally De Backer (aka Gotye)

Passionate about music and community, he is co-founder and current president of the Mornington Peninsula Music Network, helped establish the Mornington Winter Jazz Festival, works with the local Shire on musical initiatives and events, as well as with local musicians of all levels through the Peninsula SongRiders Muso nights which he founded over 10 years ago. 

Album releases include : a debut solo record "Here & Now”(2011); numerous records with his band of 13 years Cousin Leonard ; as well as a collaborative world music project "Water - an Australian Story”(2004) made with Peninsula Hot Springs featuring Chris Wilson, Nicky Bomba & Kutcha Edwards.

His latest up-vibed and Pozible crowd funded release “The Seed EP” is a collection of indy, alt-folk, rock textures and colours, that pays homage to the spirits of Bon Iver, Michael Franti, Iron & Wine, Bill Withers & Neil Young.
The Seed EP is spearheaded by a title track that is a call to unity and re-connection, mankind and mother nature, returning to each others arms to begin again.

Successfull overseas tours of the UK & Switzerland in October 2016 to release the brand new Cousin Leonard album "Light Pass” as well as “The Seed EP” have led to Swiss Festival invitations to perform in August/September 2017!

He is a proud & loving husband and father to 3 daughters, and cherishes the simplicity of life & love, as well as the need to work more closely with mother nature!

"Marty has been a mentor and music peer of mine since we met and has been responsible for encouraging and inspiring countless musicians, writers and performers to share their stories and art with the world.... a true artist who is proving to us all that if you stick to your guns and speak from the heart you will transcend fashion and become an artist who will stand the test of time." Tash Parker

 

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CONTACTS

Representative | Reto Studer | Switzerland | reto@musicagentur.ch
Bookings | Marty Williams | Australia | info@martynelsonwilliams.com
Representative | Ben Waters | UK | benwaters1@aol.com

MUSIC

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Jammin In the Jungle One - By the Thin Green Line Foundation

Marty Nelson-Williams - Coming Home (live doco version)

Marty Nelson-Williams - My Friend (Official Video)

Balnarring Summer Solstice Chrissy Gig Dec 23.2012 @ Coolart Homestead. Somers.

This is the Seed, the start of all things, body of a star in butterfly's wings
This is the feather of an ancient king, with great pride he will whisper on our winds 
This land of great beauty lies within, shall I return in the 'morrow, or throw myself in?
      
Ride on ride on, I can feel the land she’s calling me ride on, ride on
till everything is done, everything is done, everything’s begun, ride on ride on till everything is one.
    
Can we stretch this, just to get this? Can we get this, just to fit this?
Can we fit this, just to be this, Can we be this, just to Be this! 

Through valleys of green I breathe you in, we’re just a drop in the ocean don’t sweat it. 
Ride on ride on, can you feel the mother calling you ride on, ride on, till everything is one, everything is one everything’s begun,    ride on, ride on, I can feel the land she’s calling me, ride on, ride on,
till everything is one.
This is the Seed the start of all things