Marty

Kristian

Singer/Songwriter from 1970’s to date, founder member of The New Seekers

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Marty Kristian

Marty Kristian , of Latvian heritage , emigrated to Australia after the second world war with his widowed mother.
He studied architecture at Melbourne University in the 60’s but dropped out to pursue a singing career in Australia. This eventually led him to work his passage to England on The “Fair Star “as an entertainer. Coincidentally following in the footsteps of ‘The Seekers’, who also worked their passage on the sister ship ‘The Fair Sky’.
He became a founder member of The New Seekers – a vocal harmony group who enjoyed enormous worldwide success in the early 70’s. Their biggest hit was ‘I’d like to Teach the World to Sing in Perfect Harmony’ which reached number 1 across the globe selling in excess of 7.5 million copies.
The New Seekers appeared in front of Her Majesty the queen at The Royal Command Performance. They Represented the U.K. and came second by a narrow margin in the Eurovision song contest in 1972 with the hit ‘Beg Steal Or Borrow’. They were regulars on Top Of the Pops and performed on all the variety shows of the day including the legendary Morecambe & Wise Christmas special. They toured all over the world, lived in America for a time and even sang at President Nixon’s inauguration. They had Numerous no 1 and top 10 hits including I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing, Never Ending song Of Love, Beg Steal Or Borrow’ Circles’ Look What They’ve Done To My Song Ma,’ ‘I get A Little Sentimental Over You’, ‘You Won’t Find Another Fool Like Me’ to name a few.
Marty’s show biz career spans more than 4 decades during which time he has encountered numerous show biz, political and Royal personalities and has amassed a veritable arsenal of insights, humorous anecdotes and stories about his encounters which he relates as a Cruise ship and after dinner speaker.
Marty’s interests cover a wide spectrum including philosophy Yoga Meditation and Esoteric Sciences. He has also developed artistic skills in sculpture and painting being highly privileged by having the Queen Mother attend and open one of his murals.