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A special Christmas full band show from Martin Stephenson and 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 and some minor commercial success.
Their best-selling and most acclaimed album is Boat to Bolivia released 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 — but sales fell short of expectations and the band were dropped by their label.
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.
In April of this year(2012)Martin compleated an eleven date high profile tour with The Daintees playing The Boat to Bolivia album in full to critical acclaim,The touring Daintees line up since 2010 feat:original guitarist John Steel(Boat to Bolivia/Jackdaw4)John's wife Kate Stephenson(Midge Ure/Sam Brown/Jackdaw4)on Drums and Lou Short(Martin Stephenson/Girls who love sci-fi)on Bass Guitar Martin Stephenson
Martin George Stephenson was born on 27 July 1961 to Alfred and Francis Stephenson in Durham. In January 1990, he married Angela Cape who appeared on the cover of the album Boat to Bolivia, though they later divorced. Stephenson has two daughters. Stephenson's work has increasingly drawn on folk music and traditional musical roots, and his performances have often taken in low-key live events and venues for recording. He has recorded albums in a Scottish church and a disused lighthouse.
Stephenson's albums have been released on various UK and U.S. labels, including Kitchenware, London, Capitol USA, Floating World Records, Fresh Ear Records, Ramseur, and most recently, his Barbaraville label with Voiceprint.
Martin Stephenson & The Daintees albums:
Boat To Bolivia (1986) Gladsome, Humour & Blue (1988) # 39 UK Albums Chart Salutation Road (1990) The Boy's Heart (1992) There Comes A Time - The Best Of... (1993) Live In The 21st Century (2001) Western Eagle (2008) Live at Town & Country Club, Camden Town 1990 (2011) California Star (2012)
With others or solo albums:
High Bells Ring Thin (1993)
Yogi In My House (1995)
Sweet Misdemeanour (1995)
Beyond The Leap Beyond The Law (1997)
Martin Stephenson (1998)
When It's Gone, It's Gone Red Man's In Town Songs For The Floating World The Lilac Tree (1999)
The Church & The Minidisc The Disciples Of Merle & Doc The Incredible Shrinking Band Collective Force (2002)
Down To The Wood The Well of Harmony The Haint of the Budded Rose Airdrie Live at Lincoln Cathedral (2005)
Wheel Of Fortune (2005)
Hell's Half Acre High 7 Moon 5 Hamilton Square (with Helen McCookerybook) Beyond Leap (2011)
Welcome to Scullyville (2011)
Rock'N'Roll Jamboree (2011)
(as Stephenson's Rockets) Your Kinda People, My Kinda Folk (2011)
(as Martin & Shippy) Bolivia (2011)
(acoustic versions from "Boat to Bolivia") Gladsome (2011)
(acoustic versions from "Gladsome, Humour and Blue") Salutation Road (2011)
(acoustic versions from "Salutation Road") Boy's Heart (2011)
(acoustic versions from "The Boy's Heart") Cafe of Tiny Kindnesses (2012) (with Helen McCookerybook)