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Martin Cilia's EP Sleepwalk - a quick impression

Submitted by Badger on August 16, 2016.
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Martin Cilia's "Sleepwalk" EP on Bombora label

Sleepwalk - This is Martin's cover of the title track (original by Santo & Johnny), with stellar playing as well as typically lush echoes. IMO this is one of those timeless tunes (or something like it) that everyone should have in their pocket for the moment when you need to get some folks close on the dance floor. A beautiful example. Evident here, and throughout the album, rock-solid drumming by Lloyd Gyi, who should be well-known to many here by now and is an established fixture it seems now on Martin's solo work - the guy is simply incredibly versatile.

Search for Surf - Prominently notable are some exotic keyboard/synth arrangements that really complement the guitar voicing. The tune is a bit haunting in its approach. There is a faint, chordal backing vocal credited to Carmine Warrington and the keyboard work is done by Jim Moginie. Cool stuff.

No Sign of a Pipeline - This is a driving instrumental ballad (composer Michael Simic) that reminds me of some of the best work done by Martin on the Atlantics' albums Flight of the Surf Guitar or Point Zero. I could visualize them doing this live.

Lost in Waikiki - A Martin Cilia authored straightforward surf tune, with almost a hip Nashville-picker structure, but laden with Martin's classic tone. I can see Brad Paisley sitting on his couch thinking he'd like to have a go at this, but he's gonna have to call Martin first. In concept, this tune would've fit hand-in-glove with the previous full album release, Going to Kaleponi.

Surf Explosion - A tune I have an earlier version of and this new version has a slow, foreboding intro with some grit and lovely tremelo before launching into blistering staccato picking for the song that is one of those 200bpm E-ticket rides. In my view, the new intro really sets up the song & makes for a much more finished piece. In the tradition of things like "Flight of the Surf Guitar" this is sort of like "get in, sit down, hold on & shut up." For those interested Martin makes the full tab & MIDI backing tracks (with and without melody) available here:

Martin's stuff continues to please and his generosity, both to players in answering questions and particularly to this site, is well-known. I'm often amazed at how down-to-earth some of the really great players are - and there are many here at Surf Guitar 101 - that one has a hard time imagining that rapport existing in many other styles of music. Folks who, absent the music, you could simply have a nice chat with, whether it's down by a canal under a city street or via email 12,000 miles away.

Sleepwalk is available here, along with the video of the title track. Get it.

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Martin Cilia - new EP - Sleep Walk

Submitted by Mandy on August 07, 2016.
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SLEEP WALK is an instrumental song written and released in 1959 by Santo & Johnny Farina (and Santo’s wife, Ann). It’s been recorded hundreds of times over the years by many diverse artists including The Shadows, Jeff Beck and Brian Setzer.

Now, in 2016, it’s time for Martin Cilia to release his version, accompanied by Lloyd G on the drums.

"As can be expected from Cilia, production is slick as all get-out with reverbed electric guitar floating on for miles on Sleepwalk."
Hunter, Storm Surge of Reverb

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Martin Cilia is Australia's premier surf rock guitarist, a member of legendary Australian surf band, The Atlantics and currently on the road with Mental As Anything. He has released six successful solo albums, with this latest, the 5 track Sleep Walk EP being released in August 2016.

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Watch the video here: Sleep Walk

You can buy the CD online from martinciliasleepwalk.com (free worldwide postage) or download from CD Baby.


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New album from Martin Cilia - Electric Christmas

Submitted by Surfersaurus on September 17, 2015.
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Martin has just completed his new album - Electric Christmas - an instrumental Christmas album. It will be released into shops and on iTunes on the 9th of October.



Pre sale copies are available right now at the Electric Christmas website with free worldwide shipping. You can also listen to some of the songs there. 

There's a video for the album's opening track.

Martin will have copies at his next Sydney solo (with band) gig at Lazybones Lounge on 25th September. So, if you're in Sydney, come along and be the first to grab a copy!


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Mrs. Moto by Martin Cilia featuring Paul Johnson

Submitted by Surfersaurus on January 25, 2014.
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Martin Cilia writes:

When I brought my band to California from Australia last year I had plans to record a film clip of Mrs Moto, from my 2013 album "Going to Kaleponi", hopefully with Paul Johnson. I ran it past him and he agreed.

We decided to film at Huntington Beach. It was the perfect day for it. We got some great footage along and under the pier and also live as part of my set. Afterwards Paul surprised me by asking if we'd like him to edit the clip. We jumped at the chance to have him do it.

Paul went above and beyond - sourcing live audio of us playing the song onstage (thanks Chrome Oxide) and some extra footage from the Purple Orchid (thanks Unsteady Freddie -- would you hire a cameraman called "unsteady"?).

We love the clip. I hope you do too.


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New Martin Cilia album: Going to Kaleponi

Submitted by Mandy on April 10, 2013.
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The latest release from Australia’s favourite surf guitarist and member of the legendary Atlantics – Martin Cilia.

Inspired by a 2012 trip to Hawaii and California (the Hawaiians call it “Kaleponi”) and a chance meeting with surf guitar god Dick Dale, “Going To Kaleponi” has Martin and his classic guitar collection in full flight.

You’ll hear the sounds of cool breezes in palm trees, rolling ocean surf, skateboards on Santa Monica boulevard and many more.

Available now on iTunes and through www.martincilia.com. Listen to some of the tracks here: www.martincilia.com.


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Martin Cilia @ Lucky 13 Garage, Moorabbin VIC

Submitted by Mandy on November 09, 2012.
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Martin Cilia @ Lucky 13 Garage
Buy tickets here ---> http://bit.ly/Vtm6vd

Martin Cilia is Australia's premier surf rock guitarist and also long time member of legendary Australian band, The Atlantics. He's taking the sounds of summer to Moorabbin for a touch of rockabilly surf.

"Martin has been championing the surf sound down under as lead guitarist for the great Aussie surf band, THE ATLANTICS, and he is clearly one of the best $#&%*! surf guitarists to be found anywhere."
Paul Johnson, The Surfaris (writer of Mr Moto)

He has taken a step into the solo spotlight with the release of three solo albums to date, the latest being "Surfersaurus". In live performance Martin and his band draw songs from the Atlantics repertoire, including the classic "Bombora" as well as classics such as Pipeline, Miserlou, Wipe Out, Walk Don't Run.

Supported by the Jordan C Thomas Trio

Jordan C Thomas is a singer/songwriter working in the styles of Jazz, Swing and Rockabilly with master skill and effortless cool. In this niche he is one of the country’s most sought after musicians - playing with such luminaries as Imelda May, Royal Crown Revue, Brian Setzer, Deke Dickerson, The Porkers, the Louisville Sluggers, Lee Rocker, and many more.

The Jordan C Thomas trio is an empowering statement against the pre-packaged ‘flash in the pan’ pop idols that clog the airwaves. The sound is passionately traditional and authentic, but it transcends eras, fads and fashions.  It’s something else. It's cool, it's old school and it's coming soon to a venue near you...

http://martincilia.com
https://www.facebook.com/jasper6120
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-13-Garage/165474533471797?ref=ts&fref=ts


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Martin Cilia's Pre-Summer Beach party in Hobart, Tasmania

Submitted by Mandy on November 06, 2012.
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Pre Summer Beach Party featuring Martin Cilia and The Sin & Tonics @ The Brisbane Hotel
Get your tickets here->  http://bit.ly/V3DFSD


Martin Cilia is Australia's premier surf rock guitarist and also long time member of legendary Australian band, The Atlantics. He's taking the sounds of summer to Hobart for a pre summer beach party with the Sin & Tonics.

"Martin has been championing the surf sound down under as lead guitarist for the great Aussie surf band, THE ATLANTICS, and he is clearly one of the best $#&%*! surf guitarists to be found anywhere."
Paul Johnson, The Surfaris (writer of Mr Moto)

In live performance Martin and his band draw songs from the Atlantics repertoire, including the classic "Bombora" as well as classics such as Pipeline, Miserlou, Wipe Out, Walk Don't Run.

Supported by the Sin & Tonics and King Shark.

The Sin & Tonics

This Tasmanian Three Piece act has been building momentum since 2009 with their first nine track release “Happy Hour” - a total self-produced mini album which received praise Australia wide. The band prides itself on its open-minded approach to both sound and performance. The Sin & Tonics are the sort of band that can and does play alongside punk bands, swing bands, country, psychobilly and Rockabilly acts, blending well but still standing apart.

http://martincilia.com

http://www.thesinandtonics.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thebrisbanehotelhobart?ref=ts&fref=ts


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Gig news: Bombora - Martin Cilia

Submitted by Mandy on April 17, 2012.
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Australia's King of Surf Guitar Martin Cilia (Of Legendary 60's Surf band The Atlantics!), Atom Bombs (Party Favourites/Surf Revivalists), DJ Blackbear & Wolf Call! DJs Spinning Rare, Raucous & Raging Surf 45s till the break of dawn...

Free Shot of Sailor Jerry Rum Upon Arrival with Online Ticket Purchases! Then $5 Sailor Jerry Drinks All Night! Also sponsored by Route 66 clothing.

Goodgod Small Club
55 Liverpool St
Chinatown, Sydney

The Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161532850635949/

Buy tickets: http://goodgod.iwannaticket.com.au/event/bombora-MTAwMw.dt


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Paul Johnson & Martin Cilia Together Live!

Submitted by pjmoto on March 01, 2012.
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Coming SOON: One of those “ya gotta be there” events...!

A rare and special So Cal appearance by AUSTRALIA’S #1 surf guitar star, MARTIN CILIA. Martin has been championing the surf sound down under as lead guitarist for the great Aussie surf band, THE ATLANTICS, and he is clearly one of the best $#&%*! surf guitarists to be found anywhere.

Now, for the very first time, Martin will be making musical waves here in California. There will be TWO local opportunities to catch his act — one in the LA area and one in Orange County — both featuring Martin playing with California surf guitarist Paul "Mr Moto" Johnson from the seminal surf group the BELAIRS.

Friday, March 9 in Hermosa Beach — at SUZY’S Bar & Grill (1141 Aviation Blvd, Hermosa Beach). Tix are a mere $8 at the door; show starts at 9 PM. Also on the bill: Banned from the Beach.

Sunday, March 11 in Huntington Beach — at Don the Beachcombers (16278 PCH). No cover; show starts around 6:30 in the “Dagger Bar.” Martin & Paul will be backed in this show by drummer Dusty Watson and bassist Matt Quilter. Come early for a casual “meet ‘n greet” with Martin, featuring a jam session with Matt Quilter and his “wave machine.” (Pre-show activities commence at around 5 pm; note: Don’s serves excellent food and drink.)

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Martin Cilia presents: SURF, SUN & SEA in Melbourne

Submitted by Mandy on June 02, 2011.
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Martin Cilia, Australia's premier surf rock guitarist and also member of legendary Australian surf band, The Atlantics is making the trip down from Sydney to Melbourne to play some surf guitar to warm up the traditional Melbourne winter.

He has taken a step into the solo spotlight with the release of two solo albums with a third album “Surfersaurus” released in June 2011.  Martin and his band draw songs from the Atlantics repertoire, including the classic "Bombora" as well as tunes from his solo albums.

Grab your Hawaiian shirts and sunnies and head on down to Spensers Live 419 Spencer Street, West Melbourne on Saturday 11th June 2011. Doors open 7.30pm. Band starts 8.30pm.

Tickets available through Moshtix

More info: http://martincilia.com


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