|Short Name:||Martin Smith|
|Full Name:||Smith, Martin, 1970-|
Martin James Smith (born 6 July 1970) is an English vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter. Smith was the front man of the Christian rock and worship band Delirious?. Some of the most recognised songs by Delirious? include "I Could Sing of Your Love Forever", "History Maker", "My Glorious", "Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble?", "Shout To The North", "Deeper", "Majesty (Here I Am)", and "What a Friend I've Found". In 1995, Smith was involved in a near-fatal car accident, and during the weeks of his recovery, he decided to become a full-time musician. Smith is now a solo artist and his debut Album God's Great Dance Floor was released in the beginning of April 2013.
Smith also collaborated with the other members of Delirious? for the book I Could Sing of Your Love Forever.
Martin Smith is married to Anna, sister of Delirious? band-member Jon Thatcher. Together with their six children, they live in Brighton, England.
The band announced that they would be taking a break at the end of 2009 to focus on things close to them. Smith said that he wanted more time to spend with his family and devote more time to the CompassionArt project. The band later confirmed that they were breaking up permanently after a final concert in November 2009.
CompassionArt is an art and International development charity headed by Smith and his wife.
--excerpt from www.en.wikipedia.org