MARTIN STEPHENSON & THE DAINTEES
Martin Stephenson & the Daintees are a British rock/folk/pop band combining elements of “rockabilly, show tunes, rootsy pop, straight-ahead rock and punk”. The band is fronted by songwriter/guitarist Martin Stephenson.
The band were signed to a recording contract with Kitchenware Records and released their first single in 1982. Like other Kitchenware acts the group had their origins in the North East England. The band enjoyed a high critical profile. Their best-selling and most acclaimed album is Boat to Boliviareleased in 1986. In June 1989, the British music magazine, NME, reported that Stephenson took part in that year’s Glastonbury Festival.They recorded three further albums — Gladsome, Humour & Blue in 1988, Salutation Road, produced by Pete Anderson, in 1990 and The Boy’s Heart in 1992.
After parting company with Kitchenware, Stephenson disbanded the group in 1992, but continued to record both solo and as part of a group. The Daintees reformed in 2000.
Daintees have signed a major deal with Absolute music and also have a new agent Neil O’Brien and will be playing festivals in the summer months as well as another UK tour!
Catch them live at The Borderline for the last gig of the year!