Michelle (Brown) Martin and her band Rhythm Method will be releasing their third album Friday. Martin, a Washington native, said the album, Eclectic One, has been a project in the works for several months.
"My band members are from Princeton," she said adding that Rhonda Bozikis, who plays piano and bass player Marc Bozikis are a mother and son duo. "We've been working on this album since winter." Also in the group is Gabe Wheatley who plays guitar.
The album, just like its name is eclectic, a blend of the many genres Martin and the other members of the group enjoy.
Martin got her start in music at a tender age and remembers when she was about 3 years old, standing in front of a mirror "singing" into a hairbrush microphone. She also performed at the local Civic Theatre with members of the Wood family as well as many other locals.
"My neighbors and I, the Heffernans, would put on our own shows int he backyard for our parents and friends," said Martin, who started formal voice training with Vicki Bubalo when she was just 8 or 9 years old. She also had music instruction at Vincennes University and Oakland City University as well as private instruction at Butler as well as Indiana University.
"I've sang with the Evansville Philharmonic in numerous holiday and christian performances," she said. "I played reggae while living in Florida and have also done rock, metal and alternative. I was also exposed to Jazz Jimmy Coe at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis."
Throughout her career, Martin has had the opportunity to work with many different song writers and artists including Chris Camozzi, who worked with Mariah Carey and Michael Bolton as well as Ron Miller of Motown and Burt Bacharach who have written hit songs for Barbara Streisand, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and others.