Martin has a varied career as an actor, singer and musician. He performed as singer/guitarist in local rock bands from the age of 16, then trained as an actor at East 15.
After three years of rep he portrayed 'Joseph' and went on to play other title roles including Tommy in The Who's rock opera, both Jesus and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar and specialised as Frank 'n Furter in The Rocky Horror Show, appearing in five different productions in the UK, South Africa and Europe over a 15 year period. He has played principal roles in the West End shows Les Misérables, Godspell and Return to the Forbidden Planet.
He continues to have a long association with Opera Della Luna and since 2012 has been a member of The Flying Pickets, who have recently released a new recording.