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Marty Naul

Marty Naul

Worhol, Oz Knozz, John Sellers, Chameleon, Midnight Circus

"Marty Naul is a native Texan, born in Ft. Worth and living there as well as Midland and Houston. His music career started the usual way, playing in various "garage" bands, each one better and more talented than the last. These bands also started playing "professionally" while Marty was still in high school. Marty joined Duane and Bill Massey in Oz Knozz (pronounced oz ka-nozz') in May of 1971, when original drummer Jack Alford decided to pursue another profession. Marty and Duane went to high school together in Houston and attended college together at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tx., where they both majored in Music. Marty has been part of every Oz Knozz project since he joined in '71, including live shows and recording projects, such as "Ruff Mix" in 1975, the EP in 1981, the long-awaited CD "10,000 Days & Nights" in 2008, and the GRAMMY-Nominated 2012 CD release, "True Believer".
Like most of the other "OK" members, Marty has played in numerous other projects, both Original and Cover Bands, with and without Oz personnel involved, (Hi Fi, Hit And Run, Chameleon, Midnight Circus, Evolution, Saltwater Flys and others), and has many years of experience playing and recording a variety of musical styles. However, it is Oz Knozz that seems to be the "glue" that holds this group of musicians together.
During the years from the late 1970's to the 1990's and on into the 21st Century, Marty and Oz Knozz did extensive touring, opening for the likes of Peter Frampton, The Producers, Bloodrock, Canned Heat, Supertramp, Kansas, Point Blank, Judas Priest, Spinal Tap, Mark Farner, Jackyl, UFO, Queensryche, Tesla, Survivor, Blue Oyster Cult, and many others. During this time, Oz Knozz also headlined many of their own shows, at one time traveling with a full concert entourage, including a portable 32' x 32' stage, concert PA and lighting system, and a large road crew to set everything up!
In March of 2012, Oz Knozz was signed to a Multi-Year, Multi-Album contract with Prog Rock Records ( ) and on June 5th, released the CD "True Believer". In the fall of 2012, "True Believer" was listed on the GRAMMY Nomination Ballot as many as NINE TIMES in SIX different categories!
Late in the summer of 2012, Marty, along with other members of Oz Knozz, was inducted as a Full Voting Member into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), the governing body that oversees the GRAMMY Awards.
Marty is also a member of ASCAP, a Performance Rights Organization (PRO) that collects and disburses mechanical and performance royalties in the "Terrestrial Domain" (Broadcast Radio, TV, Motion Pictures, etc.) and Sound Exchange, a PRO that collects mechanical and performance royalties in the Digital Domain (Internet Streaming, Satellite Radio, etc.). These organizations have reciprocal agreements with PRO's around the world.
In November of 2012, Marty was endorsed by and uses SilverFox drum sticks.
In June of 2014, Marty auditioned for John Sellers, a well-known singer/songwriter/pianist in the Praise/Worship music genre', and Marty was asked to be the drummer on John's next CD/DVD project, as well as being the live drummer for the follow-on tour! Recording sessions for this CD were commenced on January 31st, 2015. The album will be produced by none other than Mike Deasy, and horn arrangements will be done by THE Jim Horn!
On February 13th, 2015, the Symphonic Rock band Worhol announced that Marty has joined the group, in time to start rehearsing for their Spring/Summer tour, which took the band to Florida in May. Worhol later embarked on a tour of the Western United States in late October and November of 2015.
As of July 2015, Marty and his band Worhol, were featured in the "Emerging Artist" Section of the July 4th, 2015 issue of "Billboard" Magazine. In addition, Worhol appeared in a Full Page Spread in the July/August issue of "Revolver" Magazine, and was also inteviewed by "Metal Onslaught" Magazine. Furthermore, Worhol has been reviewed in the September/October issue of Fireworks Magazine (Issue #71) and has had a multi-page article appear in "Katy" Magazine of Katy, Texas. These were the first steps in a summer-long media blitz to promote the band and its upcoming tour of the Western United States, beginning in late October, 2015.
On January 27th, 2016, Worhol announced that they had been signed to a worldwide management contract with Extreme Management Group (EMG) out of the New York City area, and on March 13th. 2017, Worhol announced that they have been signed to a multi-album deal by Imminence Records.
Starting in the summer of 2017, Worhol began work on their second CD release at Red Room Studios in Arkansas. The album is being engineered and produced by former Evanescence guitarist John LeCompt. John and the band have continued to work on the project into 2018, adding extra players on violin and other instruments. The album is due for release in either late 2018 or early 2019.
In addition, Marty’s old band Oz Knozz will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2019, so the band is planning big things in order to celebrate!
Marty became an official endorser of Phoenix Drums on November 15th, 2016, and on April 19th, 2017, became an official endorser of Soultone cymbals. He also endorses SilverFox Drum Sticks and DreamEarz In-Ear-Monitors. Marty currently uses Gibraltar hardware and pedals, Evans Drumheads on his new Custom-Made Phoenix Drums, and Aquarian Drumheads on his other “legacy” kits.

My Soultone Set: 

14" Custom Brilliant Hi Hats
20" Custom Brilliant Ride
10" Custom Brilliant Splash
17" Custom Brilliant Crash
18" Custom Brilliant Crash
16" Custom Brilliant Crash
18" Custom Brilliant China