"Allison Scull and Victor Martin form a duo of unique talents. Allison writes epic tales full of feeling and meaning, sings like an ethereal phoenix and plays guitar while Victor harmonizes and decorates tunes with soulful sax bridging the gap of culture, geography and language with vibrations through time, Drawing energy from nearby Mount Shasta where they plan to hold up for the winter and emerge with CD number four, the pair delight audiences across the Pacific Northwest."
Mari Erin Roth, Radio Personality and interview 91.9FM
Sip some wine, listen to some tunes at Harvest festival
By Amy Maginnis-Honey From page B1 | August 21, 2015
FAIRFIELD — It was a match made on the stage for the duo Allison and Victor, who will perform Sunday as part of the Suisun Valley Harvest Celebration.
Allison Scull was performing as a solo act when Victor Martin stopped in to hear her play. She was recording her CD and had one song she felt would sound good with a saxophone. Martin joined her on the song “Mirror Me, Mirror You” and the duo was born.
“Victor came to a couple of my gigs and just improvised to the original songs,” Scull wrote in an email to the Daily Republic. “With both of us having a love for similar music, we incorporated our different styles of folk and jazz and have grown from there to a new sound.”
They have released three C Ds?.
Martin said he fell in love with music listening to the radio and hearing songs from The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Beatles, to name a few, and some of the jazz greats.
He heard all the different instruments and harmonies interact with each other while in the high school marching band and symphony.
Scull started on a classical path. Her mom played Burt Bacharach tunes on the piano.
“My twin sister and I would dance for hours to her playing,” Scull wrote. “We also took piano lessons and studied mostly classical music.”
She switched from folk music to jazz when she and Martin connected. The transition was smooth.
Her older sister left her guitar and sheet music around the house. Scull would pick them up and work on tunes from Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens and the Beatles.
“I have always felt my voice was more jazzy than folk,” Scull wrote in the email. “I especially was akin to Brazilian jazz, and so it was a matter of growing into it and reaching for it. Victor brought out the jazzy side in me.”
Spring 2015 Southern Oregon Magazine Music Pick