AN AMBITIOUS singer who grew up in Hucknall is to take part in a music masterclass at the legendary Abbey Road studios in London.
Kurt Martinez (pictured) will represent Nottinghamshire at the BBC Introducing event at the venue made famous by The Beatles.
Kurt’s music has been promoted by radio presenter Dean Jackson, of BBC Radio Nottingham, who has nominated him for the Abbey Road berth in January.
Speakers at the event are likely to include heavy-hitters from the music industry.
Last year, guests included Take That front man and ‘The X Factor’ judge Gary Barlow, producer Mark Ronson, who worked with the late Amy Winehouse, and DJs including Jo Whiley and promoters of new music such as Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.
Kurt said: “I am hugely excited to be invited. Obviously this is a huge honour for me, not only as an unsigned artist but also as a solo performer.”
Also in January, Kurt will be taking part in the Live&Unsigned competition at the Birmingham LG Arena. It will provide an opportunity to showcase his material in front of industry professionals and record-label bigwigs.
Booking is also well under way for a UK tour next June before Kurt heads out to play shows in Holland. He will then hit music festivals on home soil.
Throughout these events, Kurt will be playing tracks from his long-awaited debut album — ‘The Idiot’s Guide To Breaking Hearts’, which is available on iTunes.