Marty Hailey: Canterbury Rock School’s Special Guest THIS Friday!

During this Friday’s 3:30pm – 5:30pm rehearsal, our Canterbury Rock School will host a very special guest – award-winning composer Marty Hailey!

Marty works internationally as a composer, producer and musician, and has performed on West End and Broadway, in Las Vegas, across the UK, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the music industry, made over 70 records, produced and engineered countless single sessions, and written and produced soundtracks for broadcast, independent film and the stage.

In 2018, Marty was nominated as Rock Producer Of The Year at the Independent Music Awards in New York City.

Working from his studio over at Edinburgh in Scotland called Metro 13 Music HQ, previous clients have included: BBC TV and Radio, the Discovery Channel, Hopscotch Films, Arpeggio Pictures, Infinite Content, Baille Gifford, Pirate Productions, GNWTV and The Gate Worldwide.

His performance and recording credits feature a diverse range of names in international music, from Jimmy Somerville to Human Nature and James Blunt, and Ireland’s Ronan Keating to Senegal’s Pape Mbaye.

Marty is the musical director for international cabaret sensation Le Gateau ChocolatThe I Hate Children Children’s Show from San Francisco, and punk cabaret outfit The Little Death Club.

Marty was also musical director for La Clique’s return to London’s West End in 2019.

This dedicated professional musician plays electric and acoustic guitars, lapsteel and even the mandolin!

Additionally, Marty is a talented arranger and producer for small and large ensembles and recording projects – regularly scoring for brass, string quartets and small chamber groups.

Much closer to home, he actually played some parts in our 2021 Performing Arts Captain Briana Dinsdale’s album Beginnings.

On Friday, Marty will be talking about his music industry experience and giving our students the opportunity to ask questions, and get to know more about music as a professional career.

He will also be working with some of our Rock School bands – giving them tips and advice for their upcoming performances.

Welcome to Canterbury Marty Hailey!

More information about Marty can be found on his website HERE.

NB: Big thanks to Canterbury Music supporter Mrs Louise Wheatley for the connection! 🙂