For others of this name, see Ronnie Martin (ice hockey), Ron Martin (disambiguation), and Ronald Martin (disambiguation).
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Ronnie Martin is an American musician best known as the sole member of the synth-pop outfit Joy Electric, one of the few remaining major bands to model its music after classic electro-pop. His other works include:
Dance House Children (a relatively unknown techno/house group composed of Martin and his brother Jason, who went on to form Starflyer 59),
2 Ladds (his first effort, also featuring Jason and friend Randy Lamb),
In 1989, the three man trio of Martin, Martin and Lamb all signed with newly formed Narrowpath Records under the name of "The Chant" soon to change it to "Morella's Forest". The band recorded a full length LP entitled "Tales", engineered and produced by Chris Colbert, recorded at the then famous indie Orange County Casbah Studios, which never saw the light of day as the band dismembered shortly after its recording.,
The Brothers Martin (a pop rock collaboration with his brother Jason),
The Foxglove Hunt (formed with Rob Withem from Fine China),
Shepherd (rock side-project),
Ronald of Orange (acoustic-synthpop side-project),
Said Fantasy (a group formed in 2009, based out of Ohio),
He is also the founder and previous owner of the electronic music label, Plastiq Musiq.
Martin is an analog purist, meaning he uses only analog synthesizers such as the Moog Rogue and sequences in his music. He is a self-proclaimed Christian and appeared in the movie Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?.
Ronnie is currently a church-planter and Senior Pastor of Substance Church in Ashland, Ohio. Substance was established in the summer of 2013 and is affiliated with the EFCA denomination.