Martin Rotsey

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Martin Rotsey
Martin Rotsey.jpg
The Midnight Oil guitarist, at the Souths Leagues Club in Brisbane, 2007
Background information
Birth name Martin Rotsey
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Rock, alternative rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1977–2002, 2006–present
Labels Powderworks, Columbia
Associated acts Midnight Oil, The Break

Martin Rotsey is an Australian guitarist, and was a member of the rock band Midnight Oil from 1977 until the band's dissolution in 2002.


In 2006, he joined fellow Midnight Oil member Rob Hirst's projects Ghostwriters and The Angry Tradesmen. He is also featured – together with Hirst – on the track "Around the world" from fellow Midnight Oil guitarist Jim Moginie's solo debut album "Alas Folkloric".

In 2010 Rotsey teamed up with two other former members of Midnight Oil, Hirst and Moginie, and Violent Femmes bass player Brian Ritchie to form a new surf rock band, The Break. Their debut album Church of the Open Sky was released on 16 April 2010 on the independent label Bombora, distributed by MGM. A tour of Australia followed.