The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland.
Inspired by artists such as Feist, Warren Zevon, Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, Villagers and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful.
Stunning audiences in support of Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Daughter and Jake Bugg, Martin has also played sold-out shows at prestigious venues such as Union Chapel, Roundhouse and The Sage Gateshead, as well as major festivals such as Glastonbury and T in the Park.
Début EP 'Honest Hearts' was released in 2014 receiving airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 & 6 Music. Martin’s music has also been championed by BBC Introducing, XFM and Amazing Radio.
Feist, Warren Zevon, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Villagers, Margaret Whitting, Elvis Perkins, Brendan Benson, Damien Rice, Ryan Adams, Kings of Convenience, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Squeeze, Richard Thompson