In November 2003, Martyn Bennett supported Peter Gabriel at a one-off concert in Brighton. Sadly it was to prove to be Martyn’s final live performance before his untimely death in 2005 at the age of just 33. In this clip, recorded on the night in Brighton, Peter reflects on the impact that hearing Martyn’s album GRIT for the first time had on him, as well as his thoughts on Martyn as an artist in general. You can listen to the short interview with Peter here, interwoven with some of the music from the GRIT album.
Real World Records will re-release the album GRIT on 19 May to coincide with the world premiere of a brand new theatre production based around Martyn’s life and work that will open at the Tramway in Glasgow on 3 June.