Marty was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and started playing music at a very young age. Learning on piano initially, he gravitated toward guitar. He admits the reason he wanted to play guitar was because of Ace Frehley, and considers him a big influence on his playing style. He also shares Ace's affinity for Gibson Les Paul guitars. Marty is also a big fan of Ronnie Montrose, Brad Whitford, and David Gilmour (just to name a few). He has said “the 70’s period was the most iconic decade for music – period”.
He initially played in cover bands in the later 70's into the 80's, before getting more serious and started writing his own songs. He continued playing music while attending Texas A&M University quite successfully. After graduation he became an entrepreneur, and essentially left music behind. He lived in Texas for many years before selling his company and going back to school at New York University to study Sound Design and Engineering. He returned to the music scene in the early 2000’s cranking out 2 studio albums in two years. In 2006 he moved back to North Carolina where he started the recording studio 'Studio 55'. There, he released Paris keeling's End Of Ride and Permanent Reverse's Darkness and Light. Between those two albums he also mixed and mastered the Nashville based Jimmy Mitchell and Double Down album. Shortly after coming back home and settling down, he also returned to his faith.
“My faith in Christ drives every aspect of my life and it’s never been better. Personal healing and true peace can only be found through His salvation and grace. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:17). I encourage you to give God a chance and to step out in faith. This world gets a little darker every day. There is hope in this world, and there is peace in this world if you know where to find it”.