We are super pleased to have been able to secure a festival warm up show from ace Americana act Danny & The Champions of the World, a band who have been nominated twice at tonight’s UK Americana Awards – for Best UK Album and Best UK Artist. The band will be playing at The Victoria in Swindon on 6th July. Tickets are £12 plus booking fee from Seetickets or save the booking fee and buy direct from the venue.
Led by the enigmatic Danny Wilson, once of the amazing Grand Drive, Danny & The Champs have been making waves on the circuit for a few years, but 2017 has proven to be something of a watershed with the release of the ward winning Brilliant Light. With this album Wilson has made his All Things Must Pass – a big record of hit after hit stretching over two albums plus a further bonus set of instrumentals. He’s allowed both himself and his band the absolute freedom to explore, experiment, and collaborate, and they’ve grabbed it with both hands. Hidden away somewhere in this diverse collection you’ll find the question “can we release ourselves back into the brilliant light?”. For Danny the brilliant light is creativity, but more than that it’s collaborative creativity, and the process of birthing these songs, both by design and then serendipity, has been to maximise the creative potential of all The Champs. Furthermore, in a local twist, former Swindon musician Carra Bacon (Josh Jumra) contributed to album track ‘Swift Street’.
Full details of the show, plus details of the not quite fully confirmed support line up will be on the Facebook event page.