Martin joined Crew as drummer and songwriter of: 'Different Cities' / 'Lady Of The Night' / 'Open Another Door' in 1971.
Previously (1967–69), he played in Germany, with The Vagabonds and Jigsaw Puzzle and, in 1969 in London, after a short stint with Jackie Edwards, he joined the short-lived Pure Gold and then Heatwave.
From left to right - back: Terry Shea (vocals/rhythm guitar), Richard Steen (vocals/lead guitar) - front: Martin H. Samuel (drums), John Fellows (vocals/bass), Peter Allat (lead vocals/percussion).
A regular on the BBC, they recorded 'Sister Simon (Funny Man)' b/w 'Rastus Ravel (Is A Mean Old Man)'. Written by John Edward and released by Larry Page on Penny Farthing Records (13th November 1970), the B-side featured Rick Wakeman on piano and back-up vocals by Doris Troy.
Martin joined Simon Raverne and Cigarette and Burning Boots on Jersey, C.I. – who also played in Dubai, U.A.E.
Cigarette and Burning Boots at The Deep, St. Helier ... Left to right: Richard Melhuish, formerly of The Kult, (guitar/vocals) - Martin H. Samuel (drums) - Taffy Edwards (lead vocals/bass).
Relocating to the U.S.A., and while a recording studio session drummer in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Honolulu, Martin designed the Chord Board.
He went on to form the Kailua six-piece, Sweet Fire and later played in a Waikiki band with Sly And The Family Stone saxman, Jerry Martini.
Martin does long-distance, blue-water sailboat deliveries, for which he won Sabre Yachts 1987 Outstanding Performance Award.
He is also an award-winning [traditional, table-top, board, card & dice] game designer at Games Above Board.
Martin co-wrote the songs:
'Be My Rock', with Renard Cohen – sung by Ms. Nancy Reed, won the December 2015 Best Singer-Songwriter / Ballad in Los Angeles.