Martin Smith first burst onto the music scene with his band Cutting Edge in 1992.
Predominantly focused on writing and performing Christian worship music, the band had significant success both in the UK and internationally. A few years later and following a serious road accident which left him hospitalised for several weeks, Smith made the decision to become a full-time musician and the band Delirious? was born.
Over the next decade Delirious? became one of the world’s most successful Christian pop-rock bands, with sell-out shows across the UK. Unsurprisingly, their music crossed over to the mainstream UK charts with support from BBC Radio One and appearances on TV shows such as The Big Breakfast. The band went on to support Bon Jovi and Bryan Adams on tour and eventually split in 2009.
Continuing over the years both as a solo artist, and as part of his new band Army of Bones, Smith has made a name for himself as one of the UK’s most prolific songwriters. With a loyal army of fans, his work has amassed millions of streams across Spotify and YouTube.
From early in his career he has been both seeking to make history and encourage others to do so. This is not only evident in his songwriting and musical prowess, but through the various charities he is involved in, including Common Song, an organisation that donates songwriting royalties to domestic and global causes.
In 2019 Martin released a new solo album, Iron Lung to critical acclaim. Describing it as a “celebration of life, love, and faith" the album was a deeply personal reflection on his own life, a break away from the more conventional praise and worship sound that he is known for with elements of alt-rock and pop embedded at its core.
Fast forward two years and Martin has released a brand new record. Born out of the struggles of a world fighting the Covid 19 pandemic, times that have “gone beyond challenging and testing”, 'Dancing In The Fire' was written and recorded during the UK’s lockdown.