Its been a crazy few years. In 2017 he went from busking on street corners to selling out his first major theatre show, then opening for McLachlan at a 20,000 seat stadium, and landing his album in the Canada Top 10. It was an arrival for this globe-trotting singer-songwriter, having racked up passport stamps from 35 countries on his musical travels.
Since that breakout success, Martin has joined forces with producer Ryan Stewart (Carly Rae Jepsen, Owl City). The result is the new album 'Everything is Under Control', pairing Kerr’s intimate singer-songwriter approach with Stewart’s contemporary pop sensibilities. Think Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi - Martin fits with the current wave of confessional singer-songwriters, yet his voice takes you back to the 70s with a tone that reminds many of James Taylor and Don McLean.
For release day the entire album was re-arranged and performed with the Edmonton Symphony in front of 1200 people. Equally happy going solo or fronting a philharmonic, Martin performs all over North America for communities large and small, old and young.
Most of them go home singing ‘You’re Amazing’, the carefree, toe-tapping first single off the album. It's earned radio play the world and hit #4 on the Spotify Viral Chart.