Martin’s solo career launched when The Tea Party went on a hiatus in 2005, before getting back together in 2011. The break provided an opportunity for the three bandmates to reset and explore different opportunities after a long stint together. Martin and Burrows had a band when they were 10 years old, and met Chatwood only a few years after that. And the best is yet to come.
“For the three of us, it was a necessary separation that brought us back together with a stronger respect for one another,” said Martin. “I mean, we’re talking about a band of brothers. There’s a bond between the three of us that will always keep us together. Let’s face it, there’s not many other bands to have travelled and stayed together through the high seas of rock ‘n’ roll for almost 40 years! I feel blessed.”
As for other plans during his first trip to the Yukon, Martin has been promising his wife Melissa that she may see northern lights, and hopes they can make that happen.
“I’m truly looking forward to seeing the beauty of Yukon with my own eyes,” he concluded. “It might inspire a new song.”
Yukoners know there’s no better place for inspiration. Jeff Martin concert tickets are available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3615046 or at Triple J’s Music at 301 Main Street.