meet Martin


My name is Martin Bates

My part of London Forest Gate

My earliest musical memory of London My mum singing Handel’s Silent Worship

The moment I realised I could sing Music class at 8 years old

When I am not at a Snapshot Songs rehearsal you will mostly find me at home

A song that changes the way I’m feeling no matter where I am when it comes on is a Puccini aria

If I could only listen to one song for the rest of my life it would have to be Shenandoah

A typical thing you might hear me say “See you later”

One word I would use to describe the Snapshot Songs choir is “all sorts”