The Armada (band)

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The Armada
Armada-band-group photo.jpg
Wayne Sheehy, Gareth Forsyth and Jeff Martin
Background information
OriginCork, Ireland
GenresHard rock, world music, blues
Years active2008–present
Associated actsJeff Martin 777
MembersJeff Martin
Wayne Sheehy
Jay Cortez
Past membersGareth Forsyth

The Armada was a three-piece rock band based in Cork, Ireland. Fronted by Jeff Martin of The Tea Party, The Armada aimed to encompass the tone of The Tea Party, while moving it forward.

The band was formed when Jeff Martin and Wayne Sheehy met in an Irish Pub. The two hit it off immediately and soon started making music together.[1]

The name of the band refers to the Spanish Armada:

"We were like, what is this?" [Jeff Martin] said. "It's massive, but what do we make of this?" That's when Sheehy commented, "It's kind of like the Spanish Armada . . . attacking you from all fronts."[2]

On 27 September 2008, Gareth Forsyth was announced as the bassist/keyboardist through the band's MySpace.[3]

Their debut album The Armada, was released through the Kingdom Records website on 4 November 2008.[4]




  1. ^ :: Spotlight :: The Calm Before The Storm - Jeff Martin on his Solo Tour and ‘The Armada’ Mediasearch
  2. ^ Tea Party over; Martin bringing his two-man show to the Esplanade Medicine Hat News
  3. ^ Bass Player Blog Entry The Armada Myspace Archived 11 December 2012 at
  4. ^ CD release Blog Entry The Armada Myspace Archived 30 November 2012 at

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