SMITH, Martin. b. Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, England, 6 July 1970. He was raised in the north-east London suburb of Woodford Bridge where he grew up attending a small Brethren church. As a teenager, Smith moved to South London, where he first started playing guitar for a Brethren youth group directed by his father. In his autobiography, Smith specifically mentioned the transition from the Hymns of Faith hymnal to the praise choruses in Kingsway’s Songs of Fellowship as an important turning point in his childhood church experience.
In 1992, Smith was working as a freelance producer and audio engineer, where he first met keyboard player Tim Jupp. The two began working together to produce...
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