Independent, Bernhoft, Kurt Nilsen
For over 15 years, Martin Windstad has become one of Norway´s most respected drummers and percussionists. His dedication and his ability to master different styles of music have made him made a popular player performing Pop, Soul, Funk, Folk, Blues and R&B on both drums and percussion.
After starting to play drum set at age seven, he shortly after taught himself to play percussion by listening to Ralph MacDonald, Paulinho da Costa and Eddie Bongo Brown recordings. Growing up with Soul, Funk and Pop music made him focus on those aspects of percussion.
Playing professionally since 1996, along with many years of studio work and touring, has earned Martin a reputation as Norway´s most in-demand Pop and Soul percussionist. Throughout his career he has also worked extensively both live and in the studio for several of the most popular Norwegian artists.
Martin Windstad has recorded and toured with a wide range of prestigious Norwegian and Scandinavian artists including Bjørn Eidsvåg, Bernhoft, Odd Nordstoga, Bigbang, Kurt Nilsen, Hellbillies, Vidar Busk, Marit Larsen, Maria Mena, Kari Bremnes, Lisa Nilsson and Samuel Ljungblahd. Martin’s current projects include touring Europe with Pop/Soul star Bernhoft on percussion and World Idol winner Kurt Nilsen on drums.