Marty started playing bass and singing as a freshman at Clayton High School
with the band Satisfaction that he put together with marching band members and friends. This group played from 1977 to 1981.
In the fall of 1981 Marty entered East Carolina University's School of Business.
He soon formed a group called Southwind with friends he met while in
high school from previous gigs together. Southwind played for clubs, parties, and even competed in the ECU battle of the bands.
This group later became Quailfire that performed original music as well as classic rock. Their last gig was being the opening act for Nantucket at The Attic in Greenville, NC in fall of 1986.
Marty was approached in 1988 by Keith Ferrell to join Deep Gap, and performed Keith's original music as well as classic rock covers. This band played clubs festivals and various other functions until 1993, when Marty formed the band Spur of the Moment. This group played original music as well as classic rock.
After a short retirement from music Marty's good friend Tom Bagley invited him to become lead vocalist for the Central Park Band. In 2012, Marty added his bass guitar skills to the mix after a line up change.
In the spring of 2017 Marty joined The North Tower Band as bass player and