William Dean "Billy" Martin
Martin in 2008
William Dean Martin
June 15, 1981
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Alternative rock, pop punk, emo, dance punk
Musician, guitarist, songwriter, author, illustrator
Guitar, keyboard, piano
William Dean "Billy" Martin (born June 15, 1981 in Annapolis, Maryland) is an American musician best known as the guitarist and keyboardist of the pop punk band Good Charlotte.
Early life and Career [ edit ]
Annapolis, Maryland, Martin has been playing guitar since he was in 6th grade when he received his first guitar for Christmas. He went on to attend Severna Park High School in Severna Park, Maryland. He started his first band, Overflow, with Steve Sievers, who later helped Martin run his clothing line, LeVeL 27. Martin is a vegetarian and is a huge animal lover. While recording Good Charlotte's third album , he and The Chronicles of Life and Death Benji Madden switched guitar roles. Martin also plays keyboards on the album, with the exception of "The Truth", and occasionally plays keyboards at their concerts. Martin, who enjoys drawing, created the artwork for album sleeve and cover. He also designed all the artwork for the videos " The Chronicles of Life and Death Predictable" and " The Chronicles of Life and Death". Martin has also written a children's book, published in 2009. In December 2009, Martin liquidated his clothing company Level 27 saying that it was a great outlet for his artistic whims, it had served its purpose and would not be kept going as a clothing brand. Damious McDreary: A Boy and His Bat He also appeared with his band mates in the 2001 film [1 ] and the television special Not Another Teen Movie iCarly . iGo to Japan
Personal life [ edit ]
On March 1, 2008, Martin married hairstylist Linzi Williamson, who he had been dating for eight years. On January 26, 2009 she gave birth to their son Dreavyn Kingslee Martin in
Pasadena, California. In September 2012, Martin's wife Linzi gave birth to the couple's second son, Zander Jace Martin. [2 ]
Discography [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Martin, Billy (22 December 2009). "Level 27 Clothing Farewell". bloodzilla.com. Bill Martin. Archived from the original on 13 December 2010 . Retrieved 17 January 2014.
^ "Billy Martin & Wife Welcome Son Dreavyn". Celebrity Baby Scoop. 2009-01-28 . Retrieved 2009-10-03.