Martin Stephenson was born in Durham, in 1961. He formed The Daintees in his teens with the deliberate intention of showcasing a broad range of musical styles.
Debut single ROLL ON SUMMERTIME was issued by Newcastle’s Kitchenware Records in 1982. became single of the week in Sounds thanks to the then editor Dave McCulloch following with a centre page spread!
Successful and critically acclaimed albums BOAT TO BOLIVIA and GLADSOME, HUMOUR & BLUE, SALUTATION ROAD & BOY’S HEART followed over the decade, before Stephenson began cutting his ties with the mechanics of the mainstream music business.
Over the two decades since, Stephenson has released a succession of strong self-produced albums from his home in the Highlands of Scotland, including 2013′s CALIFORNIA STAR & the 2015 classic HAUNTED HIGHWAY. 2016 sees the special release of the Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic debut album, the band have returned to the studio in Stirling and recording the album again in it's entirety.
Stephenson has played literally thousands of concerts in thirty-plus years of gigging – and it is a safe bet that there will have been a unique moment in each of them from this engaging and spontaneous live performer.