Entering the World
One frosty night, Martin was born into a working-
Martin’s first taste of literary success was when he was just seven years old. His school entered Martin’s story into a competition – the theme being road safety, and Martin’s story about a magic ice cream van that helped children across the road won first prize resulting in the young curly-
Martin’s secondary school education found him being a student of decent ability but one who failed to fulfil his true potential. His outlook on school life was to have as good a time as possible, often leading others astray like Grade “A” student and best mate to this day – Kevin. There was many a time when Martin would plagiarise Kevin’s English homework by quickly analysing his friend’s efforts 10 minutes before the lesson began, quickly re-
Labours of Love
Never wanting to forget where he has come from Martin has always had aspirations to be a commercial success, be it as an actor, musician, footballer or writer – to be truthful in his earlier years Martin used to dream that he could achieve all four!
He enjoyed taking Drama at school and college, briefly belonged to a youth theatre, and at 18 seriously considered approaching RADA to firmly set him on a path towards an acting career, but alas decided at that particular time in his life he could not leave his family and friends in Birmingham for London (it has to be said that the joys of Birmingham’s nightlife and bars also influenced his decision). Ironically in more recent times the success of his daughter’s acting activities has inadvertently secured Martin the chance to appear as a Zombie in a Zombie film – many kind friends commenting on how Martin was a natural for the part with not a great deal of stage make-
Since an early age, Martin has always had a deep love for music and football. Once he realised that he wouldn’t cut it as a professional footballer, music became the desired career path and initially his love for writing materialised with his passion for writing songs. Regardless of his working-
Guitarist Lee Hughes has appeared in more than one band with Martin along the way including Mint which was Martin’s first ever band, co-
Living for the day…
Martin Tracey lives in Birmingham and is married with 2 daughters.
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