Steelgrimage! New pedal steel blog from Matt Allwright

Steelgrimage!  Is Matt Allwright‘s new blog about his ventures into pedal steel guitar land! Great to have someone with such a profile putting the pedal steel into the limelight!

This is where it begins Opening Bars ..

He’s certainly done his homework, and bought into the well held tradition of pedal steel puns!

2.The First Lap

4.Call Me C6 Steve

9. Pedals and Pedagogues

Thank you Matt!..

Brilliant Light Reviews

Thanks to Peter Churchill from Americana UK!

“a finely balanced body of work that is a credit to Danny, producer Chris Clarke and all the many who have contributed to this terrific example of collaborative working at its best.”


Thank you Paul Kerr from Blabber and Smoke!!! 

“..80 minutes of unalloyed joy..”

Danny & The Champions Of The World. Brilliant Light. Loose Music


A very comprehensive review from!

“…a journey of searching, discovery, love and loss led by flawless musicianship…”

Album review: Danny & the Champions of The World – Brilliant Light


FIVE STARS From Country Music People! ?????

“..a country soul band that sound as much E-Street Band as they do Swampers..”

Brilliant Light Review by Country Music People

Brilliant Light Review by Country Music People


FIVE STARS From The Daily Express! ?????

“More hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box”

Five Stars for Brilliant Light from The Daily Express

Five Stars for Brilliant Light from The Daily Express


Q Magazine – You are really spoiling us!! ????

“…beaming with tales of singer Danny Wilson’s life and filled with the same bonhomie in which he perpetually exists.”


Q Magazine Review

Q Magazine Review


Wow thank you Mike Davies and FolkRadio!

“This is assuredly their masterpiece”


Thank you Rocking Magpie!

“..the layers and emotions peel away leaving you stunned with the quality of songwriting”

A great review from ShireFolk!

“life affirming, soul stirring stuff and should be in everyone’s album collection”

Another great review from Three Chords and the Truth:

“the ‘soundtrack of the summer’”

Thank you MOJO! ????

“..Wilson’s eloquence of sentiment never allowing affection for his inspirations to lead him in the direction of pointless pastiche when he could break your heart or make you smile instead”..!

Wow thank you Rob Hurley!

“In the mix of the album we get Soul,Country,Americana,Rock but above all we get Orgasmic music.”

Thank you Ian Hall from Liverpool Sound and Vision! ?????

“Danny & The Champions of the World have produced something, not just special, but damned awesome”

From Slim Chance is Back!

“…steaming hot pot of rocking soul with a country edge…”

Thank you Dave Franklin from Dancing About Architecture!

“..timeless sounds with a contemporary delivery..”

Brilliant Light – Danny and The Champions of The World (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Ross McGibbon 

“..emotional ups and downs, tales of desperate love, stories of battles won and overall, an innate optimism.”

Robin and Stewart from Rock Music blog!

and more… !!!

Danny and The Champions Of The World: Brilliant Light

Danny and The Champions Of The World – Brilliant Light – Album Review

Danny & The Champions Of The World “Brilliant Light”

Danny & The Champions Of The World New record ‘Brilliant Light’, due out on 30 June 2017.


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Session for Francis Rossi

Had  a great session today with Andy Brook and Francis Rossi at Francis’s home studio.

There were some tough chord changes to play, however Francis went to great lengths to assure me he was only using three of them (but I’m sure he snuck in some secondary dominants!)



Brilliant Light Available for Pre-Order

Brilliant Light - Danny and the Champions of the World

Brilliant Light – Danny and the Champions of the World

Brilliant Light – the new Danny and the Champs album, is now available for pre-order in double and triple formats!

Written and recorded over a period of six months, with much of it rehearsed, arranged and recorded in the same session, it’s a rambling treasure trove of artifacts and rarities!

New Champ Andy Fairclough has added clavi, mellotron, rhodes, hammond, wurly and piano to the sonic arsenal, not forgetting his large box of primordial percussion instruments!

We are very proud, hope you like it!

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Session for Don Wheatley

I spent this afternoon with Wheatleys Don and John (from Suburban Dirts) putting down some pedal steel on a track for Don’s album in the making. Can’t wait to hear the rest of the album..

The reception to his recent release ‘Mad Dogs and Moondogs’ has been phenomenal, may this continue..!