FUTURE HOTSPOTS

Schedule:

HOTSPOT PERFORMER DATE
Martin Stephenson 8th July 2019
Campbell Taylor 12th August 2019
Ian Bartholomew 9th September 2019
Sarah Paterson 14th October 2019

Martin Stephenson (Monday 8th July 2019)

Martin is a teacher at Beverley School for Autism in Middlesbrough and has worked in East Cleveland and Middlesbrough for 30 years. He lives in Saltburn and is a regular performer at the Saltburn Monday Night Folk Club and at the Saltburn Conservative Open Mic nights. He performs well known songs along with a few of his own tunes about family, life and love.

Martin grew up in South East London as part of a large Anglo-Irish Catholic family. His musical influences from an early age involved older brothers and sisters listening to The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan and the Kinks to name a few. David Bowie was an ever-present musical influence throughout his life. Martin's more recent influences have been Rufus and Louden Wainwright, Tom Waites, Nick Cave and more and more the folk scene. Anything with a good tune and a bit of a story behind it.

Martin plays the baritone ukulele. His style is gentle and laid back and most suited to the more intimate atmosphere provided by the folk club scene.

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