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 forty 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 and 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.



Date Venue
Sat 30th Wreckingball Arts Centre Hull


Date Venue
Sun 1st Caroline Social Club Shipley
Thu 19th The Sub Rooms Stroud
Thu 26th Acapela Studio Cardiff
Fri 27th The Boiler Room Guildford
Sat 28th Pop Recs Ltd Sunderland
Sun 29th Leeds Cities Varieties
Mon 30th Rescue Rooms Nottingham


Date Venue
Wed 1st Bush Hall London
Thu 2nd Stoller Hall Manchester
Sat 4th The Tree House Frome
Sun 5th Thekla Bristol
Sat 18th Square Chapel Arts Centre Halifax


Date Venue
Fri 8th Oran Mor Glasgow
Sat 9th The Sage Gateshead

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