October 31, 2013



Danny & The Champions of the World released their critically acclaimed album ‘Stay True’ through Loose Records on 16th September. ‘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. Danny describes the scene: “catching sleep on the control room sofa, recording deep into the night, friends and musicians dropping by, inspired by the great soul, country and rock n roll of Stax, Muscle Shoals, The Band, Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham, Dion DiMucci, Van Morrison…Ronnie Lane meets Ronnie Spector!”

November 2013 sees Danny & The Champions Of The World embarking on their most extensive UK and Irish tour to date. “Other Days”, the second single from the album is released on November 18th to coincide with these dates. Listen to “Other Days” at

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

“Wilson and the Champs’ finest set yet” ★★★★ – Mojo

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

“sounds as if it was made in Stax Studios by a collective of Nashville’s finest Country musicians… unquestionably their finest” ★★★★★
Maverick Magazine

“a mini-masterpiece of UK Americana” ★★★★½ – Shout4Music

“ragged but righteous country soul” 7/10 – Uncut

“rivals Springsteen in its blue-collar brilliance” ★★★★★ – Scottish Daily Express

Radio airplay for Stay True includes: Gideon Coe (BBC 6 Music & Radio 2), Marc Riley (BBC 6 Music), Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music) Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2), Ralph McLean (BBC Radio Ulster), Stuart Bailie (BBC Radio Ulster), Robert Elms (BBC Radio London), Iain Anderson (BBC Radio Scotland), Bethan Elfyn & Baylen Leonard (Amazing Radio)

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

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

“a wonderful album” – Bob Harris (BBC Radio 2)
“I’m very much championing Danny & The Champions Of The World as I think they’ve made a really good record” – Robert Elms (BBC Radio London)

13 Nov – Old Oak Bar, CORK
14 Nov – Whelans, DUBLIN
15 Nov – The Goats Toe, BANGOR
16 Nov – The Sky And The Ground, WEXFORD
17 Nov – Cleeres, KILKENNY
19 Nov – Caroline Social Club, SALTAIRE
20 Nov – Pivo Pivo, GLASGOW
22 Nov – Town Hall, STORNAWAY
23 Nov – The Greenhouse, DINGWALL
24 Nov – The Cluny, NEWCASTLE
25 Nov – The Basement, YORK
26 Nov – Rugby Club, RIPON
27 Nov – What’s Cookin’, LEYTONSTONE
28 Nov – The Bullingdon, OXFORD
29 Nov – The Donkey, LEICESTER
30 Nov – The Palmeira, BRIGHTON
01 Dec – The Maze, NOTTINGHAM
03 Dec – The Railway, WINCHESTER
04 Dec – The Fountain, HASTINGS

Recently announced headlining London show for 2014 :-
06 Mar – Jazz Cafe, LONDON

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