“I have been thrilled with the work Martin has done for me. After discussing website and artwork ideas, he produced beautiful layouts that showed an intuitive understanding of what I had envisaged, but WAY better! In addition to being very pleasant to work with, he is an incredibly talented artist and designer. After working with him on the website, I went on to engage him to do my album artwork. I would recommend him – and, indeed, have done – to anyone who wanted to produce something really special.”
Kami Thompson, Musician
“You have done me such a service! Your work is great. Your heart is true”.
Linda Thompson, musician
“Following a personal recommendation from one of our labels signed artists, I contacted Martin to enquire if he’d like to quote for the future design work of my record label and management companies. His work from the first project has been in every case exceptional, highly creative, delivered on time, on message and to the highest standards of proofing and layout.
He has consistently delivered the artworks within our agreed budget and I have really appreciated finally being able to trust someone to deal directly with my main suppliers and distributors regarding our print and advertising artwork.
Since working with Martin over the last year or so, I have suggested to all of my artists they let Simply Marvellous handle the design and lay out of any upcoming projects. I would rate Martin as a first class creative professional, one of the best I have had the pleasure to encounter in over two decades of working in the music business.”
Tom Rose, Reveal Records
“SMM have helped us put together many elements of an entire album campaign in a quick, responsive, positive and highly professional manner. We went to them for layout and design of album art, e-design, flyer and merchandise, and an entire new website.
SMM have given us a co-ordinated visual backbone to the campaign all the way from the T-shirts to the mail-outs, they have been a pleasure to work with throughout.”
Martin Green, Lau
“Martin and Simply Marvellous worked with me to create the Website for Chappell Productions. This was a new task for me and Martin made it very easy, talking me through the process in a clear with and patient way. He is prompt with maintenance and keeping the site fresh. You wont find a lovelier person to work with, his rates are very reasonable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. Top Notch!”
Kim Chappell, Chappell Productions
“Martin is an exceptionally creative human being who gets business. Martin skillfully and expertly understood my needs in terms enabling me to reach and connect to as many people through web-based means. He designed and implemented a website from an inexperienced and vague brief that I gave him. I have exceeded my own expectations thanks to Martin’s skill! He came recommended to me and subsequently I have gone on to recommend his services to as many people as possible.”
Hannah White, musician
“Love the artwork you have done for my album. It’s edgy dark and broken. Perfect for Imperfectly Me!“
Frances Ruffelle, Singer (via Twitter)
“The task was to create a website and to assemble the artwork for my album ‘House Of Cards’ that when presented together showed a coherent and strong image. With notebook and cup of coffee in hand, “[SMM Creative Director] Martin seemed to bring to life my idea within a few seconds. It was brilliant. They worked within my budget and left me with all the information I would need to do any basic maintenance. I recommend them whole heartedly and will certainly be working with them in the future.”
Emily Baker, Singer/Songwriter
“[SMM Creative Director] Martin Rowsell is a wonder. He has a brilliantly creative brain. This and an amazing way with layout, text and colour. He captures the spirit of a sleeve, a poster, a flyer, a booklet, artwork – whatever it may be – he offers a service that is second to none. And he keeps going. He sticks at stuff where others would give up. Martin makes sure you get to the place where you are absolutely, totally and utterly certain that whatever he gives you is the right way to go. And he does it with the minimum of drama or fuss. Cost-effective and immediately responsive – I can’t recommend Simply Marvellous Music highly enough.”
Hermione Ross – H&I Music
“I have worked with Simply Marvellous Music on two projects, and both times I have been very pleased with his creativity and ability to meet deadlines.”
Florence Halfon, Warner Classics
“Simply Marvellous Music have created a fantastic website for me, taking original album artwork ideas and transforming them into a beautifully designed, easy to navigate, professional website. I’m continuing to work with them on a variety of design jobs and I’m constantly recommending them to other people as the best people to go to to transform an idea into a beautiful finished product.”
Boo Hewerdine, Singer/Songwriter
“Martin is an extremely creative designer with great ideas and a terrific eye for design and layout. He created both the new Hafdis Huld website and the artwork for her Synchronised Swimmers album. In both cases he interpreted our rather vague brief really well, coming up with ideas and approaches that absolutely ‘hit the spot’. I would definitely work with him again and I’d thoroughly recommend him to anyone wanting an original and eyecatching website or album cover. He’s also a very good bloke.”
Kerry Harvey-Piper – owner, Red Grape Management
“Martin has been working on our campaign for our O’Hooley & Tidow album ‘The Hum’ for over a year now; adverts, posters, flyers and the CD layout. His work is always to the highest standard, quick, efficient, professional and affordable. We can’t recommend him enough!”
Heidi Tidow, musician