DEMOS (EP) 1971​/​2 Andy Staines Martin Valins

by Andy Staines and Martin Valins

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Andy Staines in the 1970s had long hair a beard and was a very happy hippie. He had a voice like honey and a beautiful smile.

I met Andy at Loughton College in Essex UK. The same college that Mark Knopfler taught at before turning pro in ‎Dire Straits. I just loved the music Andy played and after I showed him some of my songs we became good friends.

Andy and I wrote songs just two two acoustic guitars and an old Philips reel to reel tape recorder to capture the moment. We did a lot of live concerts. If you were at University in London during the early 1970’s chances are you saw Andy and I play at the college gigs.

I lost contact with Andy - but these songs even though they are home recordings are too precious not to share with my friends and fans around the world.

Martin x


released April 23, 2017

Andy Staines & Martin Valins Vocals and Guitar.

All songs were recorded at home as part of the rehearsals for Andy and Martin's concerts, they were to give throughout the early 1970's. They were never intended for professional release however, its the only recording that exists of this amazing songwriting duo that lasted just a few short years. -

"Their music remains as beautiful now as it was so many years ago".



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Martin Valins Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Martin Valins hails from London England. He grew up in the technicolor world of Beatlemania and then the resurgence of London cool with Brit pop. As a singer/songwriter Martin creates a rich musical landscape that captures that sound fused with an eclectic and baroque mix of chamber pop and alternative rock. 

Martin now lives in Lancaster Pennsylvania USA where he writes and records his music.
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