Martin Stephenson formed The Daintees in his teens with the deliberate intention of showcasing a broad range of musical styles. Their debut single 'Roll on Summertime' was issued by Newcastleâ€™s Kitchenware Records in 1982. It became 'single of the week' in Sounds Magazine. Successful and critically acclaimed albums 'Boat to Bolivia', 'Gladsome, Humour and Blue', 'Salutation Road' & 'The Boy's Heart' followed over the decade.
Martin Stephenson and the Daintees have performed alongside John Martyn, Aztec Camera, Hothouse Flowers, The Go-Betweens, Del Amitri, Jania Ian, Melissa Etheridge, Indigo Girls and many more.