MrWishyWashy presents Launderette Sessions
Fancy staying over somewhere in Durham that’s a little quirky?
Old Cinema Launderette is a mix of standing and seating. If you wish to be seated it is best to arrive early. Doors open at 7pm.
If you have any special needs please advise us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to accommodate these. The launderette is wheelchair friendly as is our beautiful toilet.
All timings are approximate but generally:-
Doors – 19.00
Support 19.45 (if programmed)
Headline Between 20.15 & 20.30
Please check Old Cinema Launderette Facebook page for more up to date information.
Old Cinema Launderette & bar serves craft beers on draught and a small but perfectly formed gin menu. We also serves OCC Coffee and Yorkshire Tea. We have a selection of fruit Teas and posh soft drinks.
MARTIN STEPHENSON has been one of the UK’s best-loved musicians for over 30 years.
Always popular on the circuit, Stephenson’s must see live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation.
The Daintees’ critically acclaimed 1986 debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA opened up an always interesting story. It showcased Stephenson’s songwriting, poetic romanticism and spiritual depth so marking him out as a soulful cream of the leftfield crop during the self-obsessed 1980s.
Never pandering to a particular scene, Stephenson’s lightness of touch on a varied mix of musical styles was immediately apparent. His path was destined to be a lifelong journey through the music he loved: folk, ragtime, jazz, rockabilly, show tunes, punk-pop and country.
CALIFORNIA STAR & HAUNTED HIGHWAY continue his tradition for eclectic roots songwriting, adding to a discography now amounting to over 40 albums.
Last year he re-recorded his classic debut BOAT TO BOLIVIA, with The Daintees, the band he’s intermittently fronted through a string of albums and hundreds of gigs since his teens in the North East.
His latest release is another one with the Daintees, BAYSWATER ROAD is a gem of a piece recorded at Sheffield’s Yellow Arch. Featuring some lovely artwork by Martin’s daughter Phoebe, it depicts various characters Martin has encountered over the years. Featuring ten new tracks it is a gem not to be missed.