Tim Casey & the Martyrs stand out from other bands because the songs are so good: they are the kind of songs that you sing along with the first time you hear them; the kind of songs that stick in your head for days; the kind of songs you have to replay because you connect with them right away; the kind of songs you tell your friends about; songs with great melodies, great hooks, lyrics you instantly connect with...and great rock'n roll guitars. That's great songwriting - that's Tim Casey & the Martyrs. Listen for yourself, and you’ll agree!
The band has a classic recipe for R&R: guitars, bass, drums, a Hammond organ, and great songs! The debut CD, Boom, gushes with strong musical and vocal hooks; muscular, soulful grooves; fun, witty and insightful lyrics; power pop and timeless rockers! Veteran rockers in Minneapolis call the Martyrs “the cities best kept secret”, and “the best band in town”, and they’ve called Casey “the best songwriter in town”; pretty good feedback from icons of the local rock scene. Another reviewer said: "Tim Casey & the Martyrs play all originals, but we hear a collection of references peak through — the Stones, the Replacements, John Mellencamp, even the Tubes or a hint of Queen. It’s vocals-driven rock, with strong, entertaining hooks. The kind of music that’s naturally brewed in towns like Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago." Another reviewer said, “Boom is filled with sparkling pop rockers heavy on melody, light on attitude.” The Martyrs spent 10 years proving it all night to audiences locally and in Chicago, and now it's time to move on - to reach out to larger audiences. Join us at the next gig; the Martyrs are making converts at every show!