Jack Martin


About Jack Martin

jack Martin is a singer guitarist with many years of professional experience around the NSW Central Coast. He has performed at pubs, clubs, cafes, retirement villages, aged care facilities and birthday parties. Focussing mainly on performing the great hits from the sixties and seventies Jack’s repertoire also spans “The Classics” in popular songs from the forties to the nineties.

Jack has recently recorded a CD entitled “UNFORGETTABLE’. Professionally presented – this music CD captures these classic favourite songs. Jack’s musical style has elements of Jazz, blues, through to soft rock. Often described as having a cabaret style, influenced by the great crooners of yesteryear.

His repertoire includes artists such as: Michael Buble, James Taylor, Nat King Cole, Jim Croce, Carole King, The Everly Brothers, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, The Eagles, Crowded House, The Beatles, The Commitments, and many more. This music is magically blended to provide a wonderful musical event for a variety of occasions. Also available as a duo.

Sample Songlist

  • ALL OF ME (G) – WILLIE NELSON written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931
  • YOU”D BETTER BE HOME SOON (A) – CROWDED HOUSE written by Neil Finn 1988
  • HARVEST MOON (D)  – NEIL YOUNG  written & performed by  Neil Young 1992
  • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME (C) – MAMMAS & PAPPAS  written by Fabian Andre 1931
  • TEQUILA SUNRISE (G) – EAGLES  written by Glenn Frey (1948-2016) and Don Henley 1973
  • BAD BAD LEROY BROWN (G) – JIMCROCE written by folk rock singer Jim Croce 1973
  • WALK RIGHT BACK (D)-  EVERLY BROTHERS song by Sonny Curtis recorded by The Everly Brothers 1961
  • DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE (G)- CRYSTAL GAYLE written by Richard Leigh,  1977
  • SISTER GOLDEN HAIR (C) – AMERICA written by Gerry Beckley and recorded by the band America 1975
  • JUST THE TWO OF US (G)- GROVER WASHINGTON JUNIOR written by Withers & Salter 1981
  • GUITAR MAN (G) Bread written by David Gates and originally recorded 1972
  • MR BOJANGLES (C) – JERRY JEFF WALKER written by  country music artist Jerry Jeff Walker in 1968
  • LONG TALL SALLY (E) – LITTLE RICHARD written by Blackwell, Johnson, and Little Richard 1956
  • PEACEFUL EASY FEELING (D) – THE EAGLES written by Jack Tempchin and recorded by the Eagles 1972
  • QUANDO QUANDO (G)- Italian song bossa nova style, with music by Tony Renis and lyrics by Alberto Testa 1962
  • OLD MAN (D) – NEIL YOUNG written and performed by Neil Young on his album Harvest in 1972
  • LONG TRAIN RUNNING (DM7) – DOOBIE BROTHERS written by band member Tom Johnston 1973
  • TREAT HER RIGHT (A7) – Written by Roy Head and Gene Kurtz recorded by Head and The Traits 1965
  • SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME (C) -THE DRIFTERS written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, 1960
  • BLUE BAYOU (D) written by Joe Melson & Roy Orbison who had an international hit with his version in 1963.
  • SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES (A) The Drifters written by Robson & Gerome sang by 1964
  • YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU (A) by Monaco & McCarthy sang by Al Jolson in the Honeymoon Express 1913
  • YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND (Em) – CAROLE KING  written by Carole King 1971
  • ALL MY LOVING (Am) – THE BEATLES written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) 1963
  • I’LL HAVE TO SAY I LOVE YOU IN A SONG (Amaj7) – JIM CROCE reached No1 in March 1974
  • FIRE & RAIN (A) – JAMES TAYLOR written & performed by James Taylor 1970
  • BLAME IT ON THE BOSSA NOVA (C) – EYDIE GORME written by Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann 1963
  • ONLY YOU (G) – THE PLATTERS composed by Buck Ram recorded by THE PLATTERS in 1955.
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (G) FATS WALLER written & recorded by  HARRY BROOKS & FATS WALLER 1942
  • EVERYBODYS TALKIN’ (D) – HARRY NILSSON written & recorded by singer-songwriter Fred Neil in 1966
  • SWAY (Dm)  – DEAN MARTIN written by Mexican composer Luis Demetrio 1953.
  • STAND BY ME (C) – Ben E. King and written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller in 1961
  • UNFORGETTABLE – NAT KING COLE written by Irving Gordon and produced by Lee Gillette 1951
  • SOUTH OF THE BORDER (C)  – GENE AUTRY  written by Jimmy Kennedy and Michael Carr 1939
  • ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK (E) BILL HALEY THE COMETS written Freedman & Myers 1952
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