Rainy Boy Sleep – singer-songwriter Stephen Martin, R.I.P.
“Three single notes on ‘Teenage Kicks’ wasn’t enough for me. I needed to make a bigger noise.”
The Irish music scene is in mourning after it was confirmed that Stephen Martin, a.k.a. Rainy Boy Sleep, had been found dead after a search that went on for over three weeks.
Martin’s BreakingTunes profile is humbly-written and enthusiastic, now a tribute to a body of work and live experience that encompassed a pair of extended-plays under his pseudonym, and a star that was on the rise in music, with live supports for the likes of Cyndi Lauper [see below) and James Morrison, and endorsements from Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody among others.
In tribute to Martin, The Thin Air has uploaded a previously print-exclusive interview, documenting Martin’s musical firsts. Martin’s wit and humour make the piece a thoroughly charming read, prefaced by a moving tribute by editor Brian Coney.
The thoughts and sympathies of the Broadsheet team go out to Stephen’s family and friends.