Musician, Racounteur, Bon Viveur, & Good Egg Martin Atkins presents Rock and Roll Myths and Legends
Two Sides to Every Story
Drawing on his legendary career in rocks most vital bands (PIL, Killing Joke, Nine Inch Nails. Ministry, Pigface and others)
We welcome Martin Atkins to share some of his hair raising stories of life on the road, in studios, bars and hospitals with the worlds most extreme and colourful bands.
For one night only we are delighted to welcome him to Morgans Bar Old Trafford Manchester
Tickets are limited for this intimate and fascinating evening
More about Martin
Much more than a drummer Atkins has taught at Columbia College in Chicago where he instructed the course 'The Business of Touring'. He is also an active guest lecturer, speaking at such institutions as the University of Southern California, the Midi School in Beijing and Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania.
Atkins has since become an instructor at the Madison Media Institute in Madison, Wisconsin. Atkins has announced plans to take his lecturing further by eventually opening a school of his own.
He is also a former department chairman for a music business program he designed at SAE Chicago.
He now is the acting Music Business program coordinator at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.
Atkins has held a number of seminars at Tech Music Schools (Drumtech, Vocaltech, Guitar-X and Keyboardtech) in London, with more planned for the future.
Atkins has written what he calls 'the first real book on touring'. The book Tour:Smart, featured contributions from Henry Rollins, Cynthia Plastercaster, The Enigma, the Suicide Girls, Zim Zum (formerly of Marilyn Manson), Kevin Lyman, Curse Mackey, CPA Lisa Malina and various other managers, journalists, venues, agents, sponsors, and radio personalities.
Atkins was on the tenth annual Independent Music Awards judging panel, and was also a judge for the seventh annual season of Independent Music Awards to support independent artists
Starting in 2015, Atkins has written and performed several podcast stories for The Martin Atkins Minute, included with the NPR All Songs Considered podcast.[
In 2018 Martin released Band:Smart, the follow up to his Tour:Smart book. This book covers record labels, book agents, crafting a stage show, band names, social media and lots more.
Everything you need to know about bands and were too polite to ask.
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