Good Will Factory

From Martin's... Good Will Trio

The Good Will Trio comprise of Martin Stephenson: Lead Vocals/Acoustic & Electric Guitars/Percussion/Dobro

Rupert Hughes: Lead Acoustic Guitars/Harmony Vocals

Niles Krieger: Violin/Mandolin & Harmony Vocals


They were conceived in 2021 and first went busking together in their native Newcastle, Rupert and his father Taffy Hughes are old friends of Martin, Taffy and Martin were artists on the Kitchenware label along with Prefab Sprout between 1982 & 1992, they toured many times, Martin has known Rupert since he was a baby but Rupert first caught Martin’s full attention as a musician at the age of 17 whilst supporting Martin in the Kentucky Cowtippers, Martin was blown away by Rupert, not long after Rupert formed the psychedelic band ‘El Cid’ with Martin’s daughter Phoebe, Martin produced their debut album but soon split up but not after touring as support to The Daintees

Rupert shares his current band ‘The Oftern Herd’ with pal and fellow musician Niles Krieger, Niles originally American came to study in Newcastle over 10 years and fell in love with the city, he is a highly treasured member of the Newcastle musical community

Hence The Good Will Trio was born out of Martin, Rupert and Niles socialising one afternoon, they performed some old Charlie Poole songs in a pals clothes shop that was swiftly picked up on social media and were enthused by friends to do a recording, this became the Good Will Factory, a stunning album with a huge spirit

This trio is very unique, they contain art, musical savvy, a huge repertoire and bags of charm

If you see them you will never forget them

They are class A


In truth

Warren Gibbons


anitajoyce No surprise this latest album is a thing of joy when so many of us first saw this trio delightfully jamming together in a Newcastle Clothes shop. It’s the perfect 10, all tracks effortlessly catchy so just for today my Factory second is Early Morning Drive with the unique ability to transform even the School run into a feeling of freedom. The No 1 spot is The Most Peculiar Man for the storytelling partnership of the lyrics,vocals and sweetest melody. Superb playing all round on this new releas Favorite track: The Most Peculiar Man.


mikegilbey The word and music on Martin’s album supplies me with plenty of “soul feed”. I think it is one of his best and I so enjoy the variety; music styles and mood. Thank you so much Martin and friends.


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