Danny & The Champions Of The World Release New Album + UK/Ireland Tour‏

September 20, 2013



Danny and the Champs head out on the road next week in support of their amazing new album ‘Stay True’, which was released this week through Loose Records.

24 The Railway Hotel, SOUTHEND
25 Also Known As, BANBURY
26 The Chattery, SWANSEA
27 Windmill, BRIXTON
28 South Street Arts Centre, READING
29 Hare & Hounds, BIRMINGHAM
13 Old Oak Bar, CORK
14 Whelans, DUBLIN
15 Open House Festival, Bangor, BELFAST
16 The Sky & The Ground, WEXFORD
17 Cleeres, KILKENNY
20 Pivo Pivo, GLASGOW
22 Town Hall, STORNAWAY
24 The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
25 The Basement, YORK
26 Rugby Club, RIPON
28 The Bullingdon, OXFORD
29 The Donkey, LEICESTER
30 The Palmeira, BRIGHTON
03 The Railway, WINCHESTER

Here are some of the nice things that people have been saying about ‘Stay True’ :-

“a gold standard album for UK Americana” ★★★★
– Q Magazine

“ragged but righteous country soul” – Uncut

“with Stay True Danny and his wonderful band have fused blues, country and even gospel to provide a truly magnificent album”
10/10 – AmericanaUK

“a mini-masterpiece of UK Americana”
9/10 – Shout4Music

“a band that seem to be getting better and better and more soulful with each release”
– Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music / Radio 2)

“An instant classic”
– Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster)

“sounds as if it was made in Stax Studios by a collective of Nashville’s finest Country musicians” “This is Danny and the Champions fourth album and unquestionably their finest in a long lineage that dates back to Grand Drive’s debut in 1997” – No Depression

“Album of the year? Too early to say. Contender? Definitely.” – FATEA Magazine
“Straight into top spot for my album of the year” – Beat Surrender

“an excellent album, a fine collection of eleven songs that tell stories and evoke deep feelings” – Glasswerk
Radio airplay for Stay True includes: Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music & Radio 2), Marc Riley (BBC 6 Music) Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster), Robert Elms (BBC Radio London), Iain Anderson (BBC Radio Scotland), Bethan Elfyn & Baylen Leonard (Amazing Radio)

“the real thing – they are the champions” ★★★★ – Q

‘Stay True’ is the fourth album from Danny & The Champions Of The World. It’s also Danny George Wilson’s eleventh album which includes six long players from the much loved Grand Drive plus a solo outing (as Danny George Wilson) entitled ‘Famous Mad Mile’. Danny has been touring the world and making critically acclaimed records for nearly 20 years now, the first Grand Drive release was on Loose back in 1997. ‘Stay True’ was recorded this year over five days at North London’s Reservoir Studios with Champs bass player Chris Clarke (ex Rockingbirds) and Danny at the helm.

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