Music and Art

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Martin Mickels is a musician and artist from Oxted in Surrey (UK), playing guitar in Randy and the Rockets, Moonshine & Molly, The Sweet, Statetrooper, Never The Bride, Violent Storm, Empire Kill, and teaching guitar at Idol Hands Music School in Oxted. Martin is also a critically acclaimed artist, selling original artwork and commissions at exhibitions and online. 

Prints of original artwork is now available in various sizes and materials.  Please message for further details. 

Denbies Exhibition 

I am exhibiting some of my artwork at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking until Sunday 12th Feb. Original artwork, prints and cards will be for sale.

Art exhibition this weekend (9th & 10th Dec)  

I will be exhibiting at Meldon House in Oxted this weekend along with some other artists.  Sunday is meet the artists day.  I have been working on a few new pieces that will be for sale, as well as prints, canvas prints and cards.  Hope to see you there. MM x  

Getting married and new album! 

I'm getting married next week! Me and Maz (Molly) are tying the knot and are off to the US for our honeymoon where we will be writing our next Moonshine & Molly album. Good times ahead! x

Art exhibition  

I have been exhibiting my art work at Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking this week and have nearly sold all of my paintings which all kinds of awseome.  There is only one day to go, so seven new paintings have just been dropped off for tomorrow.  Hope you can make it. xx

Fender Strat Plus for sale! 

I'm selling this gorgeous Fender Strat plus from 1995 in rare metallic silver burst. Maple neck, locking tuners, Gold lace sensor pick ups which sounds crystal clear. Mid boost on the bridge tone control. In fantastic condition. The neck has playing ware on the edges - some of the finish has worn away, but it is 21 years old and not unusual on maple necks. Includes hard original hard case which is missing a couple of the locks. I've seen a lot of these going for £1200, but I'm getting married in just over a week so I need a quick sale! Get in contact if interested. 07799150693

Busy Times! 

We've been having a lot of fun making our new Moonshine & Molly videos.  We will eventually have one for every one of our songs, but for the moment we have finished 'Two sides of the same coin' and 'Carousel'.  Hope you like them!

Accidental Statetrooper reunion 

Last Friday I went to a Loudshirts gig (featuring the guys from Weapon) and Gary Barden (ex-MSG) was there, so we all got up together and played Armed and Ready amongst other things...was like being back in Statetrooper again!  

Radio Show 

Thursday 30th August I will be on 107 Meridian FM talking guitar stuff and playing a bit.  Tune in at 8pm

BB King 

Very sad to hear the new about BB King today.  Wonderful player, would love to have seen him live.  I played a little tribute at last nights gig in honour of the great man. 

Guitar Star 

Hi!  All busy at the moment, lots of gigs, writing new Moonshine & Molly songs and involved in a Sky Arts television programme called 'Guitar Star'! 

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