"There might be an imbalance between them in terms of age and experience, but as SA singers, songwriters and guitarists Andy Armstrong and Marta Bayly are extremely well matched, their voices and instruments blending beautifully in harmony and unison."
-Tony Hillier, Rhythms magazine

"Their sound is impressively reminiscent of the great American folk outfits of the '60s and '70s: The Seekers, Joan Baez, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac"
-Monika Stasiak, Music SA review

"Andy Armstrong and Marta Bayly are two very clever musicians and they keep raising the bar. Their music has strong folk/country links, but their versatility extends beyond that into the catchy sounds of the twenties and thirties – a bit of ragtime, a bit of good time.  This likeable couple, with their strong and distinctive voices, exquisite harmonies and complementary guitar work (with a plunk of ukulele), write very strong hooky material."
-The Acoustic Peacock
Short Bio

Drawing from a deep well of influences and experiences, Andy and Marta pour out their songs with an ear for sifting out the true and essential elements. Rich, emotive vocals overlap and intersect with intricate, rhythmic and soulful guitars, fingerpicking the heart.

Press Release for 'Dressed in blue':

Over the last 6 years Andy Armstrong and Marta Bayly have carved out a well-recognised niche in the Adelaide folk scene. The duo, known simply as, 'Andy & Marta' are about to release their eagerly awaited third album.

“Dressed in blue” is Andy & Marta stripped back to what they do best – two acoustic guitars and two voices blending in beautiful harmony. Recorded by Brett Sody at Sodypop in Norwood SA, the album is sparsely arranged and focuses on the quality of the vocal sound. 
 
Drawing from a deep well of influences and experiences, Andy and Marta pour out their songs with an ear for sifting out the true and essential elements. Rich, emotive vocals overlap and intersect with intricate, rhythmic and soulful guitars, fingerpicking the heart.

This album is a close listen. There's vulnerability in the words and voices which speak directly into the ear like a whisper of a confidant, an old friend. The track list showcases the breadth of the duo’s range - from the delicate dreamlike reverie of the title track to the driving optimism of ‘She’s coming home’, the breathtaking and ethereal ‘Promise’ to an elegant country jaunt, ‘Dancing in the moonlight’, featuring violin by Mick Albeck.
 
‘Dressed in blue’ will be launched at The Wheatsheaf Hotel on Sunday 11th October 2015 at 4pm supported by Cat Dog Bird. The album will be also available online from 11th October 2015 via andyandmarta.com, iTunes and CD Baby.

PRESS RELEASE 2015