What is this all about?

Marty and The Martians, a fixture on the NY/NJ club scene, has maintained a positive, high energy set list that keeps the party going. If you're looking for a band for your private party, corporate event or the 4 hours club show, Marty and the Martians can fit the bill. Playing current pop releases to the hits of yesteryear, The Martians can cater to your request.

Over the years, The Martians have played a rather impressive list of venues: Martells Tiki Bar (Pt Pleasant), Joe Pop's (LBI), Moore's Tavern (Freehold), The Seashell (Beach Haven LBI), The Old Causeway (Manahawkin), Nardi's (Beach Haven, LBI) Big Shots Sports Bar and Grill (Woodbridge), Kenny's Castaways (NYC) and the legendary The Stone Pony to name a few.

Playing today's hits: Niall Horan, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Tones and I, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa and more! And party songs to keep the crowd on their feet: Sublime, Blink 182, Pink, Jimmy Eat World, Prince...


Tour Dates
Date/Time Location RSVP
Sat, Jan 15, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327
Fri, Feb 25, 6:30pm
The Salty Whale, Manasquan, NJ 732.592.3344
Acoustic Show
Fri, Mar 25, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327
Sat, Apr 23, 7pm
The Salty Whale, Manasquan, NJ 732.592.3344
Acoustic Show
Sat, May 21, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327
Fri, Jul 1, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327
Sat, Jul 23, 10pm
The Waterfront, Forked River, NJ, 609.888.6063
Sat, Aug 27, 10pm
The Waterfront, Forked River, NJ, 609.888.6063
Fri, Sep 16, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327
Fri, Sep 23, 10pm
The Waterfront, Forked River, NJ, 609.888.6063
Fri, Nov 18, 10pm
The Old Causeway, Manahawkin, NJ, 609.488.1327

Our material is constantly evolving—here's a just a sample of what we do!

Don't Start Now - Dua Lipa
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Nice to Meet Ya - Niall Horan
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
When You Were Young - The Killers
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Feel It Still - LovelyTheBand
Doin' Time - Lana Del Rey
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Gimme One Reason - Tracy Chapman
No Roots - Alice Merton
Roam - B52s
Motown Medley - Various
Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John & Kiki Dee
No Rain - Blind Melon
My Kind of Night - Luke Bryan
Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphys
Bye Bye Love - The Cars
Ain't It Fun - Paramore
Cruel Summer - Bananarama
Hit Me With Your Best Shot - Pat Benetar
SOB - Nathaniel Rateliff
Wonder - Natalie Merchant
Cake By The Ocean - DNCE
Breakfast at Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
You Oughta Know - Alanis Morissette
Jolene - Miley Cyrus
Suddenly I See - KT Tunstall
Exes and Ohs - Elle King
Friend of the Devil - The Grateful Dead
Country Roads - John Denver
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
I Think We're Alone Now - Billie Joe Armstrong
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Shimmer - Fuel
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Broken Halos - Chris Stapleton
Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Inside Out - Eve 6
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Heartbreaker - Pat Benetar
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
One Love - Bob Marley
Raise Your Glass - Pink
Black Horse and the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
My Own Worst Enemy - Lit
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
This Love - Maroon 5
Play The Funky Music - Wild Cherry
Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
Cars - Gary Numan
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
All The Small Things - Blink 182
American Girl - Tom Petty
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Kiss - Prince
I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
Zombie - Cranberries
All About That Bass - Megan Trainor
Prove It All Night - Bruce Springsteen

Marty Mayo [Vocals, Stunts, Guitar]

Marty Mayo, co-founder and namesake to the Martian legend, continues to leave audiences both entertained and highly amused with amazing gymnastic abilities and a variety of on stage looks that draw in even the coldest of party killers. Step right up and see the greatest show on two feet. A man with a guitar and a voice that has endured from the humble beginnings to the most recent event. In addition to his on stage presence, Marty has been an accomplished artist with a degree from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. Check out his art outlet at Marty cites hot candle wax, LL Cool J's abs and iron-oxide tacos as his main influences.

Desiree Leonardi [Vocals]

Desiree Leonardi—"Queen D" took the NJ Music scene with force and grace when joining the Martians in 2018 as a lead vocalist. Her vocal talents, range, tone, pure harmonies and collaboration with Marty on stage has brought the band to the next level and beyond!! Queen D has expanded the creative range and production of the Martians and has quickly become a fan favorite and a priceless irreplaceable addition to the Martian lineup. Desiree comes from an extensive musical background and family. A multi-talented vocalist who has also been known to dabble on piano, ukulele, and even the clarinet as a part of the Rutgers University Marching Band. Over the past decade, she has sung with various a capella groups and coffee house combos. Her experience and professional, artistic abilities are respected throughout music circles across the state. A beautiful addition and new Queen of the Martian court!

Mike Kaminski [Drums]

Mike is the newest member of the Martians. As a recent Music Technology graduate, Mike brings his theater and amateur pumpkin-carving experience to the band.

Mark Lyngholm [Bass]

Mark first picked up a bass when he was drunk...and still sounds like it. Known for once dating Tom's neighbor, Mark's influences include beer and songs in the key of E.

Mike Leonard [Guitar, vocals]

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Tom Torhan [Synth]

Tom is no stranger to the stage—playing in clubs throughout NJ from around 1990–2003, and then hit the stage with Martians around 2012. You may remember [most likely not] some of these heavyweight NJ cover bands: Tin Pan Alley, Electrico, Twist of Fate and Katalyst. When not with the Martians, Tom composes/produces tracks for Premier Tracks, a leading production music library for TV, film and digital media. Recent credits include E! News Live (E! TV), National Enquirer Investigates, Real Housewives of the Potomac.