Martin Coughlin


Band to Join, Vocalist, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Soprano, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Piano, Background Singer, Vocalist - Alto, Ukulele.



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Martin Coughlin is a Scottish-born singer-songwriter, who has been living and playing in San Diego most of his adult life. As a founding member of nineties pop/rock band, Square Go, and joining forces with his brothers in helping to kick off the career of American Idol singer-songwriter, Morgan Leigh, he released his solo debut 4-song EP, "Occupy Yourself", in March of 2012, under the pseudonym "The Gaffer", to rave reviews. In October of 2013, Martin released a single, “Forever True (Cleopatra)”, recorded at local La Mesa studio, Track Star. In 2014, Martin recorded his first full length solo album, "Postcards From Purgatory", at Studio West in San Diego with co-producer, Phil Higgins.

Screen name:
Martin Coughlin
Member since:
Oct 01 2015
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:


The Beatles, The Eagles, Neil Finn, Squeeze, The Band, Oasis, Del Amitre, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sheryl Crow. etc.

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - Tenor:


Hofner Violin bass, Epiphone Casino guitar, Studio Les Paul, Taylor acoustic guitar, Vox AC 12, Fender Blues Jr. amp, Fender bass amp