Martin Coughlin

San Diego
Acoustic Guitar
Electric Guitar

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Play Song Road Back Home
Play Song Take Time
Play Song Postcards From Purgatory
Play Song Shout It Out

Martin Coughlin is a Scottish-born singer-songwriter, who has been living and playing in San Diego for most of his adult life. Leaving high school at seventeen in 1994, he pursued a three-year professional soccer career playing for Scotland's Glasgow Celtic. Upon returning to San Diego in 1997, Martin and his brothers, Gerald Coughlin and Paul Coughlin, founded a pop/rock band, Square Go, with moderate local success.
In the early 2000's, taking time off from music, Martin attended CSUSM, earning a B.A. in history, a teaching credential, and an M.A. in teaching. Putting his music on hold while starting a family, Martin has also been teaching history and coaching soccer at Westview High School since 2002.

In 2012, Martin returned to the San Diego music scene with the release of a 4-song EP, "Occupy Yourself", under the pseudonym The Gaffer.

In 2014, Martin released his first full-length solo album, "Postcards From Purgatory", co-producing, singing, and playing almost all of the...

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GigTown User  December 24 2022

Amazing singer. I watched him play as a Celtic and I was a big fan. I went to one of his shows and was star struck!! Amazing 🤩!!