The turning point of Martin's career was when he was asked to join Santana's percussion-section, Raul Rekow and Orestes Vilato, who started the band Congarilla. Together they have toured all over Europe between 1986 and 1989. In 1990 Martin was asked to join the band Lois Lane for a tour as support act for Prince. While playing in Stockholm Prince asked Martin to sit in with him that night. More nights followed including 4 times at the Wembley Arena in London.
The following years Martin has been highly in demand for his talent to tastfully mix all possible styles.
Today Martin is known to be one of Europe's most versitale players, covering pop, rock, jazz, latin, fusion, r&b, world music, new age and played with Donna Summer, En Vogue, Son by Four, Lionel Richie, James Taylor and Steve Winwood amongst others.
Martin teaches at the World Music Dept. of the Rotterdam conservatory. In 1995 he received the award for 'outstanding service to Jazz education' in Los Angeles. The readers of the Dutch drum magazine 'Slagwerkkrant' choose Martin several times as best percussionist.
He is also a well known clinician and a very popular "teambuilder" and "percussion-motivator"
Martin recorded two CD's : Tribal Fusion and Old School New Sound.