MARTIN STEPHENSONAND THE DAINTEES 2023 UK TOUR ANNOUNCED
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees have announced major live dates this autumn including a show at London’s Bush Hall on Wednesday 1st November.
County Durham singer-songwriter Martin Stephenson’s early love of literature and music led to the formation of the first Daintees line-up in his early teens. Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country. Eventually, this glorious collision of styles would become the trademark which Martin has carried through his career of almost 40 years.
Martin formed his band The Daintees, who became busking sensations and were signed by Kitchenware at around the same time as Prefab Sprout and Hurrah! The band, and indeed Martin, have always been known for their incredible range of styles, each album covering a multitude of genres, tempos and moods. The Daintees went on to release four critically acclaimed albums between 1986 & 1992; their landmark album Boat To Bolivia, Gladsome Humour and Blue, Salutation Road, and The Boys Heart.
Martin Stephenson and The Daintees must-see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.
They will be performing a few choice songs from their stunning new album ‘You Belong To Blue, along with many old Daintees classics, check out the tour later this year HERE
Tickets go on sale Friday 28 April at 10AM via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Sun 29 Oct 2023 Leeds City Varieties Music HallWed 01 Nov 2023 London Bush Hall Thu 02 Nov 2023 Manchester Stoller Hall
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.