Martin Stephenson and the Daintees
with Nicky Murray
Martin Stephenson is one of Britain’s best-loved musicians. As a solo artist and with his band The Daintees he has produced over 40 albums and played thousands of concerts. His live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force, combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. He is a unique, engaging, spontaneous and talented performer.
Martin has been in session with both Tom Robinson in London and Roddy Hart in Glasgow at the BBC Radio Quayside sessions and featured recently on the Roddy Hart show at BBC Radio Scotland. Billy Connolly came to visit and record him as part of the BBC tv documentary ‘Made in Scotland’ in which he referred to Martin as “My kind of musician“. Martin and the Daintees are regular and popular performers at Sage Gateshead and as a Washington lad, it is always a joy for him to be welcomed back to his roots in the North East.
“Martin’s shows are wonderful things, featuring songs old and new, stories both sad and hilarious and finger picking guitar of the very highest standard. The poet and the comedian in perfect synergy; an evening out that will gladden the heart in these times.”
ℹ️ Useful Information
🚧 Construction works near Sage Gateshead
Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.
with Nicky Murray
Scottish singer-songwriter Nicky Murray has been writing and recording music for around 8 years. Nicky’s first release of 2021 is entitled ‘It is So’ and features Glasgow’s Zoe Graham on harmonies. His latest single ‘It Was My Heart’ hit all the major streaming services on the 30th July and features Katie Gregson-MacLeod.