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Rainy Boy Sleep RIP

Derry-based singer-songwriter Stevie Martin passes away at the age of 29

Stevie Martin AKA Rainy Boy Sleep

Mon, Aug 15, 2016, 08:59


Very sad news over the weekend about the death of Stevie Martin AKA the Lifford-born and Derry-based singer Rainy Boy Sleep. Martin has been missing for a number of weeks and, after a widespread appeal for information about his whereabouts, his body was discovered on Strandhill beach, Co Sligo on Saturday.

Martin was a bright, considerable talent with well crafted tracks like “Ambulance” attracting the attention of bookers and fans throughout Europe and collaborations like “Spotlight” with Limerick’s MC Lynchy. Aside from appearances at Glastonbury, Reading, Hard Rock Calling and the usual rake of homegrown festivals, he’d also toured with James Morrison and Cyndi Lauper. Condolences to his family and many friends.