Nova’s Tony Martin like you’ve never heard him before
Radio and comedy royalty Tony Martin has embraced his musical talent on Nova 100 breakfast with Chrissie, Sam & Browny.
Martin suggested that British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn’s rise during the recent election had to do with a special ‘chant’ howled by his supporters.
The chant is sung – or, chanted – to the tune of The White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, with Martin giving an apt demonstration of the chant live on air.
He also came up with a chant for Prime Minister Theresa May all on his own.
Martin told Radio Today he struggles to keep pace with the latest music trends, admitting his tastes are rather archaic.
“I’m just happy if the Nova audience know any of my musical references from the last century.”
“I’m becoming very good at bluffing my way through segments about Harry Styles.”
Martin was originally on EON/Triple M Melbourne with D Generation during the late 80s and early 90s.
He was one half of Martin/Molloy from 1995 to 1998 and co-hosted radio comedy show Get This alongside Ed Kavallee for two years.
He now fills in at Nova for Sam Pang on a semi-regular basis.
“I am happy to fill in for Sam on the radio, but the problem is he has me filling in for him on the home front as well,” he told RT. “Last night, his girlfriend finally demanded to know who I am.”