About Martin.

Martin Meister photographed by Philipp Jelenska

Martin Meister

Born in the 1970s.

 

Occupation

Songwriter, Performer, Actor, Model, Artist

 

Since

1993

 

Studied

Music & acting at City Lit London & Claudia Bühlmann

 

Likes

Open minded people, alternative stuff, Ayurveda, vegetarian food, art.

 

Dislikes

High Society, Reality TV, disrespectful / impertinent people

 

Worked with/ featured by

Sony UK, Sony USA, Madonna (Maverick/ Warner Bros), Smashing Pumpkins, Timo Maas, The Cranberries, Ben Folds Five, MTV, GoTV, ORF, WDR, Puls 4, BBC, ATV, Pro 7, Channel 4 (UK), ITV (UK), John Maybury, Jonas Ackerlund, Vogue Italia, Rankin, Corinne Day, Philipp Jelenska, Andy Wolf, The Independent Newspaper (UK), Wiener, Wienerin, Heute, Falter Best Of,  Le Monde, Stern, Neon, Creative Review, Liga, Skin Two, Burst TV UK, Der Standard, Presse Schaufenster, Krone, Kurier, Elite, Calvin Klein, City, News, The Life Ball, Schauspielhaus, Victoria & Albert Museum London, Pete Burns /Dead Or Alive , Cathy Dennis, etc....


Bits on the side

Martin sold over 60000 copies of his own composed and written music. Martin has written over 70 songs in the past 2 decades with 3 worldwide Top 100 (Electronic Dance) Chart hits. Highest position at number 3 in the iTunes Top Songs Charts (2015 & 2016). Martin is one of the Top 3 Ranked alternative independent artists in recent years.

 

Martin was featured with one of his 1980s very own Goth outfit designs at the London Victoria & Albert Museum among Vivienne Westwood, Siouxsie Sioux, Adam Ant and Pam Hogg. His outfit design is now part of the permanent V&A archived Street Style Collection and can be viewed upon request.

 

Martin's first recording back in 1995 was produced by Dead Or Alive (Pete Burns) producer Barry Stone of Jewels & Stone. The first band was called Versus which switched then to Martin 101 derived from '1-0-1' (Das Einmaleins), which was also a drum machine Martin liked to use (the Roland 101).

 

Martin never pursued to model or act, his agent in London put him up in the mid 1990s after request bookings by various companies such as MTV, Vogue Italia, John Maybury, Madonna, Sony and other companies. To this very date Martin feels more at home as an artist & songwriter.

 

Martin started writing lyrics in the 1980s. His first song recordings appeared in the early 90s.

 

His first tech house club-track success (with his own tracks Shining & Elektrofunk) started off at the Miami Winter Music Conference in 2001.

 

Martin Meister and Amanda Lepore by Michael Duerr 2015
Martin Meister and Amanda Lepore photography by Michael Duerr in 2015
Martin Meister by Andreas Franke
Martin Meister by Andreas Franke
Martin Meister by Verena Mandragora
Martin Meister by Verena Mandragora