Martin Venegas is no stranger to show business. He was a former Viva Films child star with a string of movies, TV guesting and commercial endorsements to his name. At age five, he had appeared in commercials like Anchor Milk and Ajinomoto. Then he was in TV shows and series which paved his acting career. At ten, his love for acting got him into movies: Moron 5 and The Gifted.
At the age of thirteen, Martin took a break from acting. It was only through his brother who is fond of singing that got him interested in music and thought of trying singing this time. So he underwent a lot of singing workshops to hone his craft in singing and performing.
Now at fifteen, Martin Venegas is back in the limelight as Martin V. with a promising singing career. He recently signed a singing contract with Star Music and now he’s busy promoting his single, “My One and Lodi,” which was released last February 2, 2018 via Spotify, Amazon and iTunes.
“My One and Lodi” is written by an award-winning composer, Joven Tan. It is about a boy chasing the girl he idolized so much. This catchy song appeals to the young teens which Martin aims to do, to reach out to teens his age through his music and be a good role model to them, as well.
This year, aside from his singing career, Martin is open to future projects in TV and movies. According to him, whatever comes his way, he would gladly accept it. His comeback with a singing contract is more than a blessing that even if the transition from acting to singing is challenging for him. “Singing for me is challenging because I was used to acting before but I am getting by with the help of my mentors in my singing workshops,” he added.
The homeschool Senior high student plays the guitar and his music influences are Justin Bieber and James Reid but still he prefers to have his own style. That’s how he wants to be identified as a singer, dancer and actor.
He wants to work with Iñigo Pascual, James Reid, Andrea Brillantes and Bianca Umali someday. Right now, he’s busy promoting his carrier single and his first official music video. He’s also working on his first album which will soon be out in the market.
Martin V., the boy-next-door Chinito crooner is definitely the promising new voice of Star Music to watch out for.
Keep up-to-date with him through his Facebook page (@martinvenegasofficial) and Instagram (@martinsyvenegas).