Martin Stephenson and The Daintees

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Inspired by early Cure and the Brighton scene, Martin began his career as a busker aged 15. He then spent three years plying his trade as the guitar player in various bands in the North East of England. But Martin wanted more, he wanted to tell stories of his own and he was quickly developing ways of dojng just that.

There are a limited number of Exclusive ‘Sound Check Experience’ tickets available to witness Martin and The Daintees perform the last two songs of their soundcheck plus Meet and Greet with Martin (please arrive by 5.45pm latest for this). Tickets; £45 Standard and VIP £75 Soundcheck Experience.


Book tickets for Martin Stephenson and The Daintees

He developed his song writing technique by firstly learning a few licks from a Spanish guitar book and repeated the process with Jazz, Blues, Country, Skiffle and Reggae. Eventually, this glorious collection 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 a busking sensation and were signed by Kitchenware at the same time as Prefab Sprout and Hurrah. The Daintees went on to release four critically acclaimed albums between 1986 and 1992; Road To Bolivia, Gladsome Humour and Blu, Salutation Road and The Boys Heart.

His must-see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart in your mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self deprication.