This statement by Jeff Martin was given because of public pressure and after he hasn’t come back to Stephen Bennett since October 2014 to solve the issue. When this issue came up, Jeff Martins Management denied the allegations. A few days later JM worte on his FB page this message:
“The song ’1916′ from ‘The Ground Cries Out’, featured the composition and performance of Stephen Bennett’s ‘Perestroika’, and was not properly credited on the album.
Unfortunately due to oversights that I will take full responsibility for, Stephen Bennett was not given proper credit. I am currently looking into royalties for the track, and whatever royalties exist, if any, it is my decision to pay in full all royalties of this song to Stephen Bennett.”
Jeff Martin, March 2016
On January 8, 2016, Jeff Martin played a solo show at Mavericks in Ottawa.
You can download a bootleg of the show by clicking with your right mouse button on the song titles:
01. Hurdy Gurdy Solo
02. Still Water
03. The Maker
04. The Bazaar
06. I Love You / The Messenger
07. Winter Solstice / Sun Is Going Down / Save Me
08. A Line In The Sand / Stairway / Watchtower
09. Coming Home / LA Woman
10. Zahira / Favourite Sun / Sister Awake
11. Inertia Creeps
12. Black Snakes Blues
Thanks to Kevin for recording the show!
The work on the new Tea Party album has continued. The band just finished the writing sessions in their Hometown Windsor. The recording of the 13 songs will start now in Toronto. The yet unnamed album is scheduled for release in early 2014.
Jeff Martin is working together with his band mates Stuart Chatwood and Jeff Burrows on the new Tea Party studio album.
For Tea Party news check out theteaparty.de on Facebook.
Australian fans of THE TEA PARTY can rejoice at the news that the iconic rock trio will hit Australia to tour Nationally in July 2012.
by Kylie Cox for thedwarf.com.au
The first time I ever saw Jeff Martin play, it was a few years back, with a little outfit called The Tea Party fresh out of Ontario, Canada. Jeff mesmerized and intrigued his fans then, with his astounding collection of unusual instruments and a heavy influence of Indian and Middle Eastern music. Jeff continues to astound us today with his musical expertise and we are lucky enough for this talented man to now call Australia home. read more
… about the current Whole Lotta Love tour and future plans with the Tea Party…
JEFF MARTIN & TEREPAI RICHMOND
Brass Monkey- 01/09/11
by Kristy Wandmaker for Drum Media
Tea Party fans are devout – and a little intimidating – and this reviewer has often been encouraged by fans to give them a listen. Tried, but just never got it. Until seeing Jeff Martin live, joined by percussionist doyen Terepai Richmond. A twelve-string acoustic accompanied by a modest jazz-set drum kit – yet with Martin’s use of effects paired with Richmond’s Mary Poppins-like supply of noisemakers, they produced a wall of sound Spector would be proud of. The violent tenderness of Martin’s voice enveloped the room, reaching out with Sad Eyes to give everyone a spine-tingling embrace. Despite being ill, Martin had lost only the tippy-top of his vocal spectrum, imbruing the audience with his ethereal timbre. Tea Party favourites were covered including The Bazaar and a killer rendition of Requiem that managed to weave into a tearing sample of Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt. The medleys of You And Me, Stairway, All Along The Watchtower, followed later with Hoochie Coochie Man, Black Snake Blues and Five To One, were phenomenal. Mind blowing tempo and timing changes that drew on his plenary music knowledge and devotion to his craft turned Martin into a human sampler.
Both gents were celebrating the recent births of their sons and Martin kindly dedicated Harvest Moon to Richmond’s, who was only born two days previously. With Coming Back Again [correction: Coming Home], Martin promised to always come home. While the crowd was agog at the thought of The Tea Party possibly visiting our shores, this reviewer
was simply glad to fi nally see him live – to fi nally get it.
We are happy to share with you our new video for ‘The Cobra’ produced by RED TAPE PICTURES in Brisbane. ‘The Cobra’ is the second video from our latest album The Ground Cries Out.
Click the enlarge symbol to view the video in Full-Screen Modus.