Ralph McLean Played Cat Doggin’

Thank you Ralph McLean for opening your show with Cat Doggin’ from my forthcoming album. A real thrill to hear it over the airwaves!!!



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Plates of Meat Album / Maiden Voyage Label Launch Party!

I am proud to announce the launch of my instrumental album ‘Plates of Meat’ on the 3rd September  at The Betsey Trotwood pub in Farringdon.

It is also the launch of Del Day and Danny Champ’s new label Maiden Voyage Recording Company.

There is a great line up of bands, John Wheatley from Suburban Dirts, Hannah Lurati from Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, Society, Andy Fairclough and Del Day and Danny Champ will be DJing until late o’clock..!

Tickets available HERE!

Plate of Meat Album Launch

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I bought an ebow recently, what brilliant things they are!

Using the little Rickenbacher lap steel

Richenbacker Model 59


I’ve been having a great time recording ambient, sustained, I dont know how to describe them, ‘ebowey’ tunes!

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The 2016 AMA UK Awards Ceremony

2016 was the year of the hotly anticipated first AMA UK awards.

Inspired by the success of the AMA in the states, a committee of Americana advocates from the UK including Bob Harris, Stevie and Jamie Freeman, and many put on a fantastic show.

The line up included both up and coming and established artists from the UK and the US Billy Bragg, Gretchen Peters, Jason Isbell, The Dreaming Spires, BJ Cole, Cale Tyson.

An a great pleasure to see Bonnie Raitt there, if only she had played..

Anyhow, one way or another, to our delight, the voting members found it within themselves to award Danny and the Champions of the World best UK album, best UK Artist and best UK song. We couldn’t really believe it and almost felt guilty given the amount of great bands and music that were nominated for the same awards.

Anyhow, here is the moment we made our entrance.. !

AMA UK Ceremony

Danny and the Champs at the 2016 AMA UK award ceremony.

Let’s hope we’re back next year!

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Session for Alexander McKay

Had a great session today with Alexander Mckay and his band and musicians at Miloco – The Pool studios in South London today.
We were set up in big room in the studio and got a nice live sound with good separation.
Great bunch of players, I look forward to hearing the results..

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