Hometown: Chicago, IL
Occupation: Musician/Real Estate Appraiser
Marty is the youngest of six children. He attended the University of Illinois, Champaign, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. Upon completion of his studies, he interned for the Illinois Board of Trade for six months and then with a record label.
In 1998, Marty began working as a commercial real estate appraiser. Also, his original song "Rain on the Brain" was a finalist in the Pop Category of the John Lennon songwriting contest.
Marty started his band, Lovehammers, when he was 14 years old, and they've been together ever since. The band has sold over 12,000 records and is a Chicago area favorite. Marty's style has been described by critics as a cross between Mick Jagger and Iggy Pop. The Lovehammers recently completed a 21 city national tour, where they opened for Cake and Gomez.
Lovehammers have also opened for Nickelback, Jerry Cantrell, Puddle of Mudd, Interpol, Lifehouse and New Found Glory. The band's single "The Tunnel" will be featured in the motion picture "Communication Breakdown." Their single "Say You're Sorry" will be featured in the motion picture "Greener." And, another single, "This Town," has been chosen to be the theme song for the World Shidokan Championships on ESPN. The band was recently seen in a Commonwealth Edison regional television commercial.
In March 2003, the Lovehammers DVD Live/Raw debuted at #1 on the Billboard Musical DVD Chart.
Marty's birth date is September 26, 1973.