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Saturday, 24 November 2012

LINK: Martin Stephenson and The Daintees play Darwen


Martin Stephenson and the DainteesMartin Stephenson and the Daintees
MARTIN Stephenson and The Daintees, like Aztec Camera, Prefab Sprout and Orange Juice, trod a lighter musical step, immersing themselves in divine melodies and romantic lyricism.
Stephenson’s album Boat to Bolivia established him as one of the finest songwriters of his generation and that mix of rockabilly, show tunes, rootsy pop, and straight-ahead rock and punk won him a devoted following that has endured since arriving on the musical scene in the 1980s.
However, the trappings of fame was never likely to turn the head of this affable Geordie, who now lives quietly in the Highlands of Scotland.

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