Dimanche

I have been trying to work out a solo piece for universal pedal steel and it has been slowly taking shape.

Here is a home recorded demo of it:

Recorded on Williams U12 and Yamaha G100 amp.

Posted in Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar

Champs Summer Tour

We’re off on tour again! Come and see us, dates below…

http://loosemusic.com/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world/danny-the-champs-announce-new-album-summer-tour-dates

Danny and the Champions of the World

Danny and the Champions of the World

Reviews!:

 

Islington

https://redrospective.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world/

Lovely review of our gig at the Bullingdon in Oxford:

http://www.threechordsandthetruthuk.co.uk/2015/06/danny-and-champions-of-world-bullingdon.html?m=1

Colchester:

http://www.therockclubuk.com/index.php/reviews/live-reviews-72036/2220-dcotw

Wakefield:

http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2015/06/20/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-the-hop-wakefield-18th-june-2015/

Glasgow:

https://paulkerr.wordpress.com/2015/06/23/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-worldthe-goat-roper-rodeo-band-broadcast-glasgow-saturday-20th-june/

Nottingham:

http://theafterword.co.uk/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world/

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A couple of tunes with Keith Munday

Last weekend took me to EQ Studios  where I put some pedal steel and a bit of dobro down on a couple of tunes for Keith Munday.

It’s Magic

 

Living It Up

 

Keith said he had a guitar instrumental in mind and might want some steel guitar on it so I’ll be hoping we might do that sometime in the future..

Posted in Dobro, EQ Studios, Pedal Steel Guitar

Leaving Home EP with Kelly Lethbridge and Jimmy Owen

Last December saw my first trip to Hackney Road Studios whose empresario is pedal steel player Steve Honest.

Kelly and Jimmy were recording a country-rock EP called Leaving Home. The title track ‘Leaving Home’ is  laid-back, country-rock and Two Steps Forward is more on the rock end of the spectrum.

Steve suggested I put my pedal steel (I was using my Marlen S10) through his Fender Bassman combo.

The tracks came out great, the pedal steel is quite low in the mix but its ability to cut through helps it play a useful part in the end product.

Two Steps Forward

Leaving Home

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New Danny and the Champs Album – What Kind of Love

After our October tour of the UK, road-weary and ragged, we went straight into the studio (Reservoir Studios) to begin recording the next Champs album.

Many hours in the bus were spent listening to Soul classics from the 60s, and this has shone through in the resulting feel of the new album.

All the rhythm section and most of the lead vocals were recorded in the first four days as a live four-piece of Dan, Chris, Steve and Paul (Paul bought a Silverface Princeton Reverb that he could crank in the studio and not overpower the room).

The results were fantastic! Four musicians attuned and balanced!

Then some guitar overdubs, me and Geoff put down pedal steel and saxophone, a bit of brass, some backing vocals, a few days of mixing with Chris developing a severe case of cabin fever offset only by boxes of red wine.

New Champs Album

Recording the new Danny and the Champions of the World album at Reservoir Studios

It’s almost there.. now the eternal conundrum – What’s it gonna be called?!

Should be available some time in the spring…

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Update

The album is now out, it’s title is ‘What Kind of Love’ this is the cover (photo by Tom Sheehan)

 

What Kind of Love - Danny and the Champions of the World

What Kind of Love – Danny and the Champions of the World

Reviews:

http://www.pennyblackmusic.co.uk/MagSitePages/Review/81174/T/

http://www.americana-uk.com/index.php/cd-reviews/item/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love

https://rockingmagpie.wordpress.com/2015/06/03/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

http://www.folkradio.co.uk/2015/06/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

https://paulkerr.wordpress.com/2015/06/11/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love-loose-music/

http://bluesdoodles.com/2015/06/08/cd-review-danny-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

http://renownedforsound.com/index.php/album-review-danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

http://www.eventhestars.co.uk/2015/06/danny-and-champions-of-world-what-kind.html

http://folkandtumble.com/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

http://www.vanguard-online.co.uk/danny-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

http://www.outlineonline.co.uk/music/albums/danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world—what-kind-of-love

http://www.bluesinthenorthwest.com/index.php/2015/07/17/review-danny-and-the-champions-of-the-world-what-kind-of-love/

Five Stars from Rock and Reel!

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Mojo gave us a four star review!

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