Martha and the Muffins emerged from the early punk/new wave/art pop scene in 1977 which was centered around various clubs along Toronto’s Queen Street West and the Ontario College of Art. They catapulted into the spotlight with the song Echo Beach which became a top ten single around the world in 1980. Where have they been? Martha Johnson and Mark Gane spent much of the ’90’s scoring music for various television and film projects. Martha also recorded a collection of children’s music called Songs From The Tree House in 1995, which won a Juno Award for Best Children’s Album. So it is; the new wave/synth pop band that time & fans haven’t forgotten have returned.
And for those of you not familiar with the classic Echo Beach….and dig the sax solo!