Martin Stephenson +// Support – The Prohibition Sessions

Date and Time:

April 22, 2022 7:15 pm - 11:00 pm

Events Location:

Prohibition Recording Studios, 24a Arrad Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L7 7BP, United Kingdom

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We are thrilled to announce Martin Stephenson will be joining us for April’s Prohibition Session! “MARTIN STEPHENSON – A BIOGRAPHY / QUITE A STORY TO TELL 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 North East of England . But Martin wanted more,  he wanted to tell stories of his own and he was quickly developing ways of doing just that. He developed his song-writing technique 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.” The Daintees released four albums between 1986 and 1992: Boat to Bolivia was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies/Gomez/James) In a review of ‘Bolivia’ at the time , the NME said ‘ it builds bridges between love and hate, between cradle and grave, between folk and pop, between past and present.’ Incudes ‘Rain’, ‘Crocodile Cryer ‘and ‘Running Water’ Gladsome Humour and Blue was produced by Paul Samwell Smith (Cat Stevens, All About Eve, Carly Simon) Includes the hit ‘Wholly Humble Heart ‘, ‘Nancy’ and ‘There Comes a Time’ Salutation Road was produced by Pete Andersosn (Dwight Yoakam, Michelle Shocked) Includes ‘Morning Time’ , and ‘Left Us To Burn’ The Boys Heart was produced by Lenny Kaye (Suzanne Vega, James) Includes ‘ Big sky new Light ‘ and ‘We Can Roll’

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Consider this your chance, as a fan, to come hear the artist you love perform in an intimate, inner-city studio environment and also discover new, similar and fantastic musicians.

This is a unique gig experience that puts you at the heart of the artist’s performance.

A large proportion of the revenue raised from ticket sales is returned to the artists as payment for their talent and musicianship.

Prohibition Recording Studios prides itself in having musical integrity on behalf of ourselves and the artists.

Tickets are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

No under 18s allowed.

Doors open at 18:30 and the show starts shortly after.

We politely ask all guests to arrive before the start time to ensure performances are not disturbed.

Main Act : Martin Stephenson

Support Act: TBC

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Ticket sales end at 12pm on the day of the event – No tickets will be available on the door unless specified by Prohibition Recording Studios. 

TICKETS AND VALID I.D. (DRIVING LICENSE OR PASSPORT) ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL GUESTS ON ENTRY.

Sold Out? Drop us an email on info@prohibitionrecordingstudios.co.uk with the subject title ‘SIGN ME UP!’ and we’ll add you to our exclusive events newsletter so you don’t miss out next time.


Note: There is limited seating at the venue – to avoid disappointment, please arrive for the event start time, which coincides with the doors opening. There are steps on entry to the building, so we are very sorry, but unfortunately due to restrictions of the building management we cannot offer a ramp for wheelchair users at this time. There may be a small card processing fee, unfortunately Prohibition Recording Studios cannot control this. We absorb all other fees where possible.

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