About Us

David Martin

Singer – Songwriter

David MartinIn the early 70’s David signed as a singer to Pye Records which was rapidly followed by a stint at EMI. Here he was approached to sing on a demo for a couple of songwriter friends, Chris Arnold and Geoff Morrow, which ultimately became a successful recording by the legendary Billy Fury.

The song “In Thoughts of You” reached the number 7 spot in the UK charts. The three men decided to team up together and became the celebrated song-writing trio, known throughout the music world as Arnold, Martin and Morrow.

The AMM partnership lasted 15 years and achieved song covers by many major recording artists including “There’s A Whole Lot of Loving” (Guys and Dolls), “Let’s Be Friends”(Elvis Presley), “Don’t You Know” (Butterscotch), “The Right One Is Left” (Cilla Black), “So Long” (Cliff Richard), “Can’t You Hear The Song?” (Wayne Newton) and of course the now famous standard pop song, “Can’t Smile Without You.” This song was eventually recorded by Barry Manilow and in 1975 reached the number 1 spot in the USA. Since then it has been recorded by a host of familiar names including The Carpenters, Englebert Humperdinck and Boyzone, as well as being featured in the film “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.

During this period, which lasted three years, he wrote for and produced the incomparable Mo-Town singer Edwin Starr and the unforgettable Dusty Springfield.

The Arnold-Martin-Morrow partnership ended amicably and from 1979 – 1982 David went on the road as a singer with the James Last Orchestra. He travelled the world with the band. He was the lead vocalist on two major hits, “Don’t You Know She Said Hello” in 1974 for Butterscotch and on the 1975 hit for Guys and Dolls “There’s A Whole Lot of Loving.”

HIT SONGS SALES 26.5 MILLION WORLD WIDE

Julie Samuel

Producer

Julie SamuelJulie attended the Italia Conti Stage School, making her professional acting debut at the age of twelve, when she appeared on stage at the Victoria Palace Theatre. From the age of seventeen she appeared in countless films, television series and other programmes, in addition to theatre performances in London and around the UK.

After marrying the renowned First Assistant Film Director, Derek Cracknell, and later bringing up their daughter (pop singer Sarah Cracknell), Julie decided to resume her acting career.  She went on to appear in over one hundred television shows playing many leading roles.

Among the television plays in which Julie starred were ‘Love Story’ (opposite Malcolm McDowell), ‘The Four Ages Of Women’ (with Ray Brooks), ‘With the Cherry Blossom the Dawn’ (with John Carson) and three Armchair Theatre productions. Television roles also included the part of Dawn in the series ‘Honey Lane’.  Other notable performances were in ‘The Rag Trade’, ‘Dixon of Dock Green’, ‘Z-Cars’ and ‘Coronation Street’. Her film career included roles in ‘The Long Ships’, ‘Dentist on the Job’, ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’, ‘The Day The Earth Caught Fire’, ‘Jigsaw’, ‘Deadline’ and the leading role opposite Gerry Marsden in the feature film, ‘Ferry Cross The Mersey’.

Julie crossed over into Music Management in 1983, managing her daughter Sarah,  lead singer with the band St. Etienne, teenage pop duo Crush, (one half which was TV presenter Donna Air) and Cola Boy (featuring Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace).

She joined Wild Thyme Productions in 1999 as Associate Producer on the following productions; ‘Moses!’ (A new musical), ‘A Midsummer Nights’ Dream’ (tour to Germany), ‘Romeo and Juliet’ (UK and German tour) and the all-female adaptations of ‘Hamlet,’ ‘The Comedy of Errors’, and ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ and other Shakespeare Plays.

In addition, Julie has produced a number of shows and concerts for the Thames Hospicecare Charity, including Opera Concerts at Windsor Castle and Eton College and a Midsummer Jazz Night at the Savile Court Hotel.