Martin Roman Rebelski is the unofficial fourth member of Doves. When Doves were recording Here It Comes in 1998, to be released on their own Casino label, they were looking for a keyboardist to play on the track. Doves heard of Rebelski through a mate of Rob Gretton, who recommended him. Rebelski was hired as a session musician, but would soon be performing live with the band.
That still remains the case to this day. Whilst playing with doves, Rebelski has also released some of his own music. His first release was a 7" vinyl single called Scarecrow. This was sold at doves winter tour shows of late 2002. The debut album Thanks For Your Thoughts soon followed in 2003.
See the video for Walkie Talkie, directed by Matt Norman here.
Rebelski's debut live performance was at the Royal Albert Hall. Supporting Doves, as they played a show for the Teenage Cancer trust on March 27th 2003. He was joined on stage by Jimi & members of Beats For Beginners.
Beats For Beginners singer and songerwriter Mike TV joined Rebelski, for the writing & recording of the second album Stickers On Keys. With a recommendation from Damon Gough, Twisted Nerve signed up for the release of the second album. See BBC News Article.
Rebelski played several support slots for Badly Drawn Boy in 2004.
In 2007 The Swarm was used on a tv ad for hiscox.
In 2008, Rebelski scored the soundtrack to the short film "The Value Of Hard Work".
Rebelski has remixed several doves tracks. His most popular, is his take on The Sulphur Man. Arguably even better than the original. (Ok that's my opinion anyways). Initially only available on the Caught By The River vinyl. The track was finally made available on CD, when it appeared on the Lost Sides Bonus disc in 2003. A remix of The Storm appeared on the Sky Starts Falling CD single in 2005.
A new Rebelski album Witch In A Bottle was released worldwide to itunes November 2009.