DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD
UK TOUR IN DECEMBER
100 CLUB, LONDON – 3 DECEMBER 2015
NEW ALBUM ‘WHAT KIND OF LOVE’ OUT NOW ON LOOSE RECORDINGS
“if there’s a better country soul band in the UK, hats may have to be eaten” MOJO
“”brassy, Caledonian soul that will inevitably prompt thoughts of Van (and perhaps Sam Cooke) tempered with northern and Memphis colours and burnished with some country pedal steel. An unabashedly upbeat and romantic album” FOLK RADIO UK
“honest soulful, powerful music with a lot of purpose and feeling” AMERICANA UK
“Wilson’s delivery is straight out of the Otis Redding playbook and it works.”NO DEPRESSION
Danny & The Champions Of The World have announced a series of live dates in December, including a show at London’s 100 Club on December 3rd.
03 Dec – 100 Club, London
18 Dec – Town Hall, Selby
19 Dec – The Cluny 2, Newcastle
20 Dec – Town Hall, Kirton In Lindsey
21 Jan – Fat Lil’s, Witney
The band have recently recorded a few live tracks for Daytrotter, you can hear the entire session here.
Danny & The Champions Of The World have released their fifth studio album, What Kind Of Love, via Loose Recordings earlier this year. Led by Danny Wilson (Grand Drive), Danny & The Champions Of The World spent much of last year on the road (one such night was captured on 2014’s justly acclaimed Live Champs!), touring across the globe. Following the end of their travels, the group repaired to the studio and cut ten new songs with home team producer Champs bass player Chris Clarke at his north London studio Reservoir Sound.
As the title suggests, the album finds Wilson and his bandmates exploring love in all its facets. “Every song on the album is a love-song of some fashion,” Danny explains. “These are love songs about friends, about ex-friends, about wives… All different kinds of love. Also, the title made me think of some mythical jazz or soul record – you could totally imagine an album on Blue Note called What Kind Of Love.”
A joyful riot of Caledonian soul, proud horns, country pedal steel and ballads that either break your heart or send it soaring, What Kind Of Love contains some of Danny Wilson’s greatest music yet. It’s the kind of album that will leave you itching to catch them live again – and you’re in luck, as they’ll be touring across the UK in June and will be playing festivals over the summer.