Five Firsts: Voley Martin of Bulletproof Messenger

Bulletproof Messenger

Bulletproof Messenger

NAME: Voley Martin
BAND AFFILIATION: Bulletproof Messenger
INSTRUMENT: Guitar, electronics and backup vocals

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Man, this is kind of embarrassing now, but it was Arrested Development. I was probably somewhere between 10-12 years old, and new to music in general. Genres didn’t really mean anything to me back then. Innocence was a wonderful thing.

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Stone Temple Pilots with the Smashing Pumpkins. STP rocked. Smashing Pumpkins sounded like noise and feedback. My ears hurt for days after that one.

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3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … The first instrument I ever played was trumpet. Did not like it at all. It gave me the chills. The first instrument I ever owned was a guitar. It was also the only instrument I actually enjoyed playing.

4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … I think it was “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in the third grade.

5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS … Serfus. It was a band basically formed just because we were in our senior year in high school, and we got together for the sole reason of playing our “senior celebrity night” at the end of the year. We all went away to college after that and disbanded. But it was fun.

Voley Martin and his Bulletproof Messenger bandmates will be playing at Northern Lights in Clifton Park on Sunday (March 14), sharing the bill with Cold and Nonpoint.

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