Martin Stephenson & The Daintees ’You Belong to Blue‘





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Martin Stephenson & The Daintees new album tour ‘You Belong to Blue’

The album and tour see original Daintees members Gary Dunn, Anthony Dunn and Charlie Smith, plus a selection of special guests joining up with Martin once again, and the live set will showcase the new marterial amongst classics from the bands extensive back catalogue ging back to the the best selling and critically acclaimed debut ‘Boat to Bolivia’ released in 1986.

“… builds bridges between love and hate, between cradle and grave, between folk and pop, between past and present.” – NME

Martin Stephenson 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 doing just that.
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, Reggae etc. 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; Boat To Bolivia, Gladsome Humour and Blue, Salutation Road, and The Boys Heart.