Bennett was influenced by the early 1990s dance music scene and regularly attended clubs. He released his first album, Martyn Bennett, in 1995, after recording it in seven days. The album had a "dramatic" impact on Scottish music. After writing scores for stage and television, he went on tour to America, supporting Wolfstone. He played at Hogmanay in 1995 and 1996. He released Bothy Culture in 1997, followed by Hardland. His piece, Mackay's Memoirs, was played at the opening of the new Scottish Parliament in July 1999.Glen Lyon was released after his diagnosis with Hodgkin's lymphoma. His final album, Grit, was recorded while he was ill, and he was unable to play his instruments. The album has been "credited with starting the musical evolution of Celtic fusion".