The key to Marty Fields success is his versatility, having achieved popularity in comedy, acting and music. Musically, Marty trained for fifteen years at the Melba Conservatorium in piano, voice and theory. He became a professional at the age of 14, playing all over Australia and around the world as a piano bar performer. Marty also played in a number of successful rock bands and was a session vocalist for the ABC Network.
As an actor, Marty has appeared in most Australian TV dramas, featured and leading roles in numerous movies and has starred in successful stage musicals, High Society, Three Guys Naked From The Waist Down and Crazy For You, receiving Green Room Award nominations for each production as Best Actor in a Musical, and winning the Award for his performance in Crazy For You. During 2000, Marty played the role of “Nathan Detroit” in the sell out season of Guys and Dolls starring opposite Marina Prior. Marty returned to the stage in 2001, to play the hilarious “Moonface Martin” in Anything Goes at the State Theatre Melbourne.
Marty began his stand-up career in 1987, playing the comedy circuit in the hotels and clubs of Australia, which soon led to a four year run on Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday, resident comedian on the game show Blankety Blanks, and a regular role on Battle of the Sexes. He is a best selling author of three comedy books and has a regular national comedy radio show, taken by 105 stations. It is Marty’s ability to adapt to suit the taste of his audience that has allowed him to dominate both the corporate comedy scene as well as the more hard-edged pub circuit, resulting in him being nominated for a prestigious “MO” award as the best stand up comedian in Australia. He recently returned from the United States where he performed in Los Angeles, Vegas, and the New York Comedy Club.
As an M.C., Marty has taken the role to a new level in the corporate market. He combines his unique style of humour with a finely tuned sense of propriety and the occasion. Marty has hosted successful functions for most major corporations both in Australia, and overseas. He possesses impressive interview skills, and has chaired many lively Q & A sessions.