The MS & Daintees is rapidly approaching
We kick off next Saturday. 2nd October with our London show @ the famous 100 Club, then October 3rd @ Brighton's Patterns, both fantastic venues with awesome history
Special guests include Angie McLaughlin and guitarist Shane McGrath of Dublin's finest... 'The Sick & Indigent Song Club' (Martin is currently helping Angie prepare her new solo album which also features Shane)
Also joining the Daintees on stage will be ace 'Harmonica Man' Spider MacKenzie, an old pal of Martin's from his heady Aberdeen days, wait till you hear this boy blow the reeds, jaw dropping, hear him on tracks 1 & 2 of Howdy Honcho the new dainties album now available @ daintees.bandcamp.com
We have had some trying times of late, our beloved of two major bassists Anth Dunn has been very poorly and standing in for him will be 25 yo Adrian Dunn, son of Anthony's brother Gary, Ade is a beast of a player.
Gary Dunn will be with us for London along with grandson of our original Bolivia/Gladsome/Boy's Heart drummer Paul Smith 20yo Charlie Smith (what a player). Charlie performed with us recently in Alnwick and Sunderland and simply knocked the good folks out, he might be only 20 but is a beast of a player...
To add to the eccentricity most fans are used to fromThe Daintees, we are also joined on 2nd rhythm guitar son of Hurrah guitarist Taffy Hughes, the lovely Rupert Hughes (a great pal of Martin's and also guitarist in El Cid, a psychedelic band with Martin's daughter Phoebe) Rupert will be coming to Brighton with us too, he is a fabulous musician and recently performed with The Daintees in Alnwick, and also performs in Martin's Blue Grass Trio
A very trying time but we welcome these young musicians into our fold to share our heritage
Christopher Mordey will be appearing on shows too but the set will be strong and vibrant and we hope to see you there
Please light a wee candle for our Anthony Dunn, we want him well for 2022/23 and back in action, he is a legend