Been born in 1982, Filippo starts playing guitar at the age of 13 years old, following some basic guitar courses and listening bands as Guns'n Roses and Metallica, which feed his passion for rock music.
When sixteenth, Filippo starts playing with "Fuso Orario", a rock Italian cover band, while taking lessons from some local artists to perfection his style.
In 2000 he leaves the "Fuso Orario" and founds the "Felt Illusions Last", a new rock/crossover band.
Filippo plays with F.I.L. until 2004 and, thanks the band, has many interesting experiences recording two demos and playing live in many concerts and competitions (the most important are a live acoustic set on a local radio, an apparition on a local TV net and the participation to the Venice Festival at the Cinema Palace of Venice).
In 2002 he enters the Lizard Modern Music Academy of Padova, obtaining the Lizard Licence.
In these years he studies with Nicola Balliana, former guitarists of the metal-prog band Stramonio, and participates at some clinics of Alex Stornello, Carl Verheyen and Massimo Varini.
In 2005 Filippo realizes the solo instrumental demo "The other side", clearly inspired to the Joe Satriani style, but with a various and original approach in the arrangements. This extremely interesting work is entirely composed, recorded and mixed by Filippo.
The opener of the demo, the song "Ice track", is enriched by the guest artist Nicola Balliana, axeman of the Stramonio, with a beautiful line between his own guitar and the Filippo's one.
"Ice track" has been also used in a video for the inauguration of the "Roxy Bar" in Bologna and the demo has received many positive reviews.
From october to december 2006 Filippo is involved in a particular deep experience, accompanying the chorus of "mental health center" of Piove di Sacco.
In the first months of 2007 the song "Cloudy day", an extract from the new album, is used into the soundtrack of the Dvd "Fezzano and the history in dvd vol. 2".
In May 2007 Filippo Martin releases the new album "Still in my dreams" with ALEX DE ROSSO (ex DOKKEN; JOSEPH WILLIAMS former singer of Toto...) as a special guest on the lead guitar. An other guest artist is the singer Massimo Danieli. The new album is produced by Crotalo Edizioni Musicali and NewLM Records and distributed by Masterpiece Distribution.
In december 2009 Filippo releases the new album " I will find you" , produced with New LM Records, with a big guest American guitarist-singer JON BUTCHER (Jon Butcher Axis; Barefoot Servants, rock band with Leland Sklar on bass, bass player of Phil Collins, Toto and may others; Grammy Awards in the '86 for the best rock instrumental), and other guests such as Nupachino, musician from Bangkok and the bass player Filippo Testolina (Yumiko)
Filippo Martin and Jon Butcher recorded a new version of Bruce Springsteen's cover, "Streets of Philadelphia".
In 2011 Filippo releases the new album feat. the big guitarist STEF BURNS (Vasco Rossi, ALice Cooper) !!!
Filippo is currently working at his home recording studio with different artists.
Filippo Maci Martin’s tracks