Marty Lundy Wiki – Marty Lundy Bio
Marty was the son of renowned fiddle player Arthur Lundy, who he played guitar with throughout the early ’60s.
Marty Lundy has passed away, it has been reported.
Marty Lundy Career
He then went on to play in numerous bands throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s, being a prolific musician until his death. Originally he directed a local band called Zenith in the early 1970s, which was well known on the concert circuit throughout Belfast. After this, he formed his most successful company, Kathmandu, with fellow musicians Peter McKinney (drums), Trevor Hutchinson (bass), Pat Fitzpatrick (keyboards), and Iggy Ward (guitar). They found initial success on the live scene when they moved to Dublin in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The band released their only official single, ‘I Can Make The Future’, in 1980, which led them to appear in live performances on RTE and UTV.
Despite never signing a major record deal and splitting up in 1983, Kathmandu were remembered for their ferocious live performances.
They were also known to reunite each year for their ‘Kathmandu-Do’ reunion gigs.
Marty Lundy Death & Cause
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This page will be updated upon confirmation of what led to the passing.
Tributes To Marty Lundy
Very sorry to hear of the passing of the great #MartyLundy I had the pleasure of joining him and #Katmandu onstage a couple of times and he was one of the best frontmen I ever saw. We’ll never see his likes again. If we could be heroes! https://t.co/eV1Fuyt6dg pic.twitter.com/jwgqJASy41
— Dónal O’Connor (@doconnormusic) April 15, 2020
Comedian Paddy Raff wrote a tribute to the singer on Twitter, saying that one of the first times he ‘snuck into a bar underage’ was to hear Marty doing a cover of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes.’
One of the first times I was ever in a bar was when I snuck into one aged 15 in Donegal because I could hear somebody doing a brilliant version of Heroes by Bowie, it was Marty Lundy & his band Katmandu. Found out recently he did comedic monologues & they’re on YouTube. RIP Marty pic.twitter.com/nRzRMR3Ovy
— Paddy Raff (@paddyraffcomedy) April 15, 2020
Radio DJ Johnny Hero also shared a tribute to Marty Lundy, writing on Facebook: “The genius that is Marty Lundy has passed away, and things will never be the same. Devastated.”
Donal O’Connor founder of trad band Ulaidh, said: “Very sorry to hear of the passing of Marty Lundy. An icon of the music scene in Belfast and Ireland. I was fortunate to join him and Katmandu onstage a couple of times and he was without doubt one of the best showmen I ever saw. I enjoyed the chats we’d have about music and he had a great interest in the fiddle as his father Arty was a fiddler. In fact Arty Lundy is the fiddler in the mural on the side of Maddens Bar. I’m sure we’ll never see the likes of Marty again. An absolute legend.”
Similarly, noted fan Drew McMenamin said that Marty and Kathmandu were one of the bands “that made you forget about the troubles.”
He said: “Belfast music has lost one of its stalwarts. Marty Lundy is no longer with us. For many, Katmandu were one of the ‘troubles era’ bands that made us forget about the troubles. Good music did that, you see.