There are not many musicians who can make one guitar sound like an entire band. Mart Hillen is one of them: he plays the melody, the bassline and simultaneously drums on the body of his guitar.
Back in 2016 he created his first solo concert with the guidance of theater director Leoni Jansen, where he connects virtuoso guitar playing with personal stories. The combination of his way of guitar playing and his arrangements of songs from bands like Queen, U2 and Michael Jackson, creates a very accessible theater concert.
In 2016 Mart has won several music competitions: Rabo On Stage (a theatercompetition in the the Netherlands) and the Fingerstyle Academy Awards in Amsterdam, where he played with Tommy Emmanuel. “Well… I guess I can retire now” was Tommy’s reaction to his playing.
guitar: Mart Hillen
director: Leoni Jansen