Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Martin Joensen, born 1953 in Vestmanna, Faroe Islands, is a faroese guitarist, singer, songwriter and visual artist. He is an educated graphic artist, however he is very well known in the Faroe Islands as a musician, singer and songwriter. Since his early years he has played with several bands and many of his lyrics have been released on various albums with different artists. He gathered all of his poems and lyrics into a complete collection in 2006.
Martin Joensen’s first lyric, “Svarti Ravnur”, was released by the band Kræklingar in the mid 1970’s. He has been a member of the band Vestmenn since 1982 and they have released 5 abums to date.
In 1986 Martin Joensen released the solo album, “Morgun”. The titel track was printed in “Grøna Sangbók” (The Green Songbook) in 1993 along with 35 other lyrics which he wrote most of the music for as well.