Origin: London, United Kingdom
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, New Orleans Jazz & Ska
Years Active: 2012 - Present
Label: Hot Sausage Records
Official Websites: thefallenheroes.com
Brothers Ben Martyn (singer/bass) and Emile Martyn (drums) spent their formative years living in New Orleans surrounded by world-class musicians from the New Orleans music world.
They play a selection of tunes from their favourite artists such as Ray Charles, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong, Fats Domino, Elvis and others whilst adding more and more original songs written by Ben. But still keeping close to the sounds and flavours of the music they loved. So when you hear their original material, you feel as if you’d heard it before. It’s instantly likeable and kind of familiar at the same time without actually copying. We’re often asked “Who’s that song by? Jerry Lee Lewis, Professor Longhair, Chuck?” “No, it’s one of our own actually”.
So here they are a number of years later, bolder and stronger than ever. They've played all over the place in all kinds of venues, tv, radio shows for the BBC, festivals, parties, clubs, everywhere you can name. Emile even played the Royal Albert Hall on a Friday night and Wembley Stadium the following day!... A great way to make a living. The band, collectively or with other projects, play such events as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, London’s Camden Roundhouse, private functions for the queen, and the list goes on. The band is now based in London but they play worldwide.