Fresh From The East Coast – Thursdays 6pm

Martin Hickey

Fresh From The East Coast

Hosted by Martin Hickey, “Fresh From The East Coast” is a one-hour program focused on new East Coast music.  Each week, Martin will introduce you to some of the new and current names on the East Coast music scene.  Tune in to hear the freshest and best this region has to offer.  Weekly features will include an artist spotlight and The Halifax Musicphile’s “Top 5” songs of the week.

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About Martin

Originally from St. John’s, Newfoundland, Martin attended Memorial University in the late 1980′s – early 1990′s. During his time at MUN, Martin wrote music reviews for The MUSE and hosted a number of radio programs on CHMR. In 1996, Martin moved to Halifax to attend university. Between 1996 – 2000, Martin wrote music reviews for The Weldon Times (Dalhousie). Following graduation, Martin remained in Halifax.  He is married with two wonderful children.

Martin has always been a lover of East Coast music and the East Coast Music scene, which is home to some exceptional musicians. He has been listening to, watching and talking about the great music this region has to offer for many years.

Martin’s vast music collection (vinyl, cassette, CD, digital) features music from old favourites (such as Black Pool, Chad Richardson, Dead Reckoning, Drive, Eric’s Trip, Figgy Duff, Gearbox, Gravel Pit Campers, Joyful Noise, Julia’s Rain, Thomas Trio & The Red Albino, Thrush Hermit and Timber), enduring artists (like Bruce Guthro, Christina Martin, Dave Gunning, David Myles, Gordie Sampson, Great Big Sea, Hey Rosetta!, In Flight Safety, JP Cormier, Jenn Grant, Joel Plaskett, Laura Smith, Lennie Gallant, Matt Mays, Ron Hynes, Rose Cousins, Sloan, Slowcoaster, The Trews and Wintersleep) to some new favourites ( including: Andy Brown, Ben Caplan, Bloody Diamonds, Breagh MacKinnon, Carleton Stone, Dana Beeler, Jennah Barry, Jenny MacDonald, Matthew Pickup, Mo Kenney, Molly Thomason, Ria Mae, Three Sheet and Tim Chaisson).

In September 2012, Martin started a music blog about the East Coast Music Scene called The Halifax Musicphile.  Martin loves and writes about all genres of music.


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