Martin Lane was born in Germiston to a family of talented musicians. He is one of few natural musicians that have the capability to play any tune he hears immediately in any key without any notes and chords. He received formal piano training until completing school and starts focussing on the organ, one of his beloved instruments.
Martin Lane has been a well known face in his local community, playing piano at church and other events. During his Grade 11 year he started an orchestra with three of his friends. They are invited to play at parties and school concerts. He attended schools in Lictenburg, Klerksdorp as well as Carletonville.
During his military training in the Cape, he started yet another band, bringing music to the locals.
Martin Lane is an avid music fan, and adores classical and opera. His broad musical knowledge is apparent when testing his skills to recognize tunes. He loves a challenge and will play the tune of any famous song from hearing only 2 notes.
He performs as a solo artist but also enjoys playing for other artists. He regularly plays the organ, piano and keyboard and has a repertoire of over 1200 classical and light music items, all memorized!!
He has written several songs (either composed or written lyrics) for artists including Ge Korsten, Rina Hugo, Herbie and Spence, Roy Bulkin, Tameletjie, Vicki du Preez, Sonja Herholdt, Jurie Els, Rudi Neitz, Barbara Veenemans and much more. As translater, he is well known for the song "Heidi", recorded by many South African artists.