Martin Stephenson plus Michelle Laverick

Event information

Date: Thu, 5 December 2024

Time: Doors 7.30pm - Performance 8pm

Cost: £17.50 + Fees

Type: Music , Performance



Inspired by early Cure and the Brighton scene, Martin began his career as a busker aged 15 . He then spent three years plying his trade as the guitar player in various bands in the Northeast of England. But Martin wanted more, he wanted to tell stories of his own and he was quickly developing ways of doing just that. By Firstly learning a few licks from a Spanish guitar book and repeated the process with Jazz, Blues, Country, SkifFle, Reggae etc. Eventually, this glorious collision of styles would become the trademark which Martin has carried through his career of almost 40 years.

Martin formed his band The Daintees,who became a busking sensation and were
signed by Kitchenware at around the same time as Prefab Sprout and Hurrah! The band
and indeed Martin have always been known for their incredible range of styles, each
album covering a multitude of genres, tempos and moods.

In the early days of The Daintees, the band toured with the likes of Aztec Camera and
The Bluebells. In 1985 , they became Roy Buchannan’s backing band on a month long
tour of Europe and the following year joined John Martyn on his ‘Piece by Piece ‘tour. As
a solo artist , Martin also toured around this time with such artists as Hothouse Flowers
and Janice Ian.

Disenchanted at the way the industry was moving and following the band’s break up
shortly after The Boys Heart , Martin distanced himself from the main stream music
industry and relocated to the Scottish highlands in order to recharge and re-evaluate.
Then followed a number of years in which Martin supported himself through a
combination of extensive live work and a multitude of self Financed solo albums.

Martin is supported by Michelle Laverick.

All tickets sold online via TICKET SOURCE, no tickets on the door.

Bags will be checked on entry.

Tickets for this event are non-refundable. However, If for any reason the event is cancelled by SGCT, we will refund your ticket. If you have bought a ticket but are unable to attend the event, please contact [email protected] so we can try to reallocate it.

This is a SGCT volunteer led event. This is a fundraising event for Sheffield General Cemetery Trust and proceeds go to fund the charitable aims of the Trust. Email [email protected] with any questions about this night.

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