Martin Stephenson has long been considered on of Britain's
finest roving singer songwriters and managing to bridge the gap
between both roots music and pop music. Martin has released a
number of studio and live albums over the years both as a solo
artists and as a member of the ever popular Daintees.
After the demise of The Chefs, Helen formed Helen and the
Horns, shifting from bass to guitar and unusually, accompanying
her songs only with a 3-piece horn section, and no bass or drums.
Again, Peel was fascinated, and they recorded three sessions for
him, signing to RCA records shortly afterwards. Helen took a
break to raise her family, before an accidental encounter three
years ago put her back on the stage as a solo performer. Her
debut album as a solo artist, Suburban Pastoral (Big Song) was
well received and she released her second album Poetry and
Rhyme in late 2008 which featured Martin Stephenson on guitar.