Durham-born singer-songwriter, Martin Stephenson, will return to Stockton as part of a string of intimate gigs across the UK throughout September.
Known for his role as frontman of the rock folk band The Daintees, Stephenson is an experienced and well-loved musician whose shows never fail to disappoint.
The Daintees signed to the renowned Newcastle label, Kitchenware Records, and released their feel-good debut single ‘Roll on Summertime’ in 1982. Since then, Stephenson has expanded his musical style, delving into different genres showcased through critically-acclaimed albums ‘Boat to Bolivia’ and ‘Gladsome, Humour and Blue’ which experimented with reggae and elements of spoken word.
Despite the Daintees disbanding in the early 90s, Martin Stephenson has continued to record music and has drifted towards a more folky and traditional sound with self-produced albums like ‘The Lilac Tree’ and ‘Airdire’. Stephenson sought to disconnect himself from the mainstream music business and has previously recorded music in Scottish churches and even a disused lighthouse.
He’s played thousands of shows throughout his career both independently and with the Daintees during the 80s and since their reformation in 2000. Each of the artist’s performances is different to the last one: sharing jokes, stories and engaging with his audience to create an intimate and unique environment, unlike other live shows.
With the recent refurbishment of the venue, the show in Stockton is not to be missed by any fans of folk-rock music or by anyone who appreciates the intimacy of gigs that is too often lost in other performances.
Martin Stephenson plays at the Georgian Theatre, Stockton on Saturday 16th September. Tickets, priced at £12.00 in advance, are available from teesmusicalliance.org.uk.