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DANNY & THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD TO PLAY JACK WHITE’S THIRD MAN RECORDS + NEW LIVE ALBUM DETAILS ANNOUNCED

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Soulful folk-rockers Danny & The Champions Of The World have been invited to Nashville, Tennessee to play an official showcase at the 2014 Americana Music Festival, with their key appearance set to be at the wonderfully weird music spot that is Jack White’s Third Man Records (Fri 19th Sep, 11pm).

The news coincides with the announcement that the band will be releasing their long-awaited, first ever live album, “Live Champs!” through Loose Records on 29th September, with an extensive UK tour to follow throughout October (see below).

“In a way it’s the ultimate Champs album” enthuses Danny & The Champions Of The World front man Danny George Wilson on new record “Live Champs!”, and he’s not wrong. The double album runs from 2008′s These Days taken from their self titled debut, to a selection of favourites from last year’s critically acclaimed album, Stay True (“their finest set yet” ★★★★ MOJO”), via the likes of Henry The Van from 2010′s Streets Of Our Time and Colonel & The King from 2011’s Hearts & Arrows. It’s almost like a greatest hits of Danny & The Champions The World.

However, this particular hits package captures what the studio recordings can’t quite convey – the raw passion and energy of a Danny & The Champs live show. As Danny explains “ever since I was a kid I’ve absolutely loved live recordings, ever since we played those bootleg cassettes in our dad’s car again and again… its something that a studio album cannot capture. This is what we sound like right now and I’m thrilled we were able to capture that”.

Recorded live at a sold out hometown show at Jazz Cafe, Camden on the 6th March this year, featuring co-conspirators Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou, you can either take this as a welcome reminder of a shit-hot show, or a harsh lesson on how you should never pass up an opportunity to catch this band live.

“Live Champs!” – Danny & The Champions Of The World, live at Camden Jazz Café, is out 29th September via Loose Records.

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SUMMER SHOWS & FESTIVALS
22 Aug OPEN HOUSE FESTIVAL, Bangor
23 Aug DUNDALK, Spirit Store
07 Sep SCFM FESTIVAL, Winchester
19-20 Sep AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL, NASHVILLE, TN (US)

UK TOUR – OCTOBER 2014
01 Oct ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
02 Oct CARDIFF, The Moon Club
04 Oct BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre
05 Oct EXETER, Phoenix
07 Oct HULL, Fruit
08 Oct BARNARD CASTLE, The Witham
09 Oct DUNDEE, Buskers
10 Oct ABERDEEN, The Tunnels
11 Oct EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
12 Oct GLASGOW, Broadcast
13 Oct LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
15 Oct SHEFFIELD, The Greystones
16 Oct MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
17 Oct LEICESTER, The Donkey
18 Oct BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy3
20 Oct NORTHAMPTON, Playhouse Theatre
21 Oct HERTFORD, Corn Exchange
22 Oct PORTSMOUTH, The Cellars
23 Oct NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
24 Oct LONDON, Dingwalls
25 Oct BRIGHTON, Bleach

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Danny & The Champions of the World – Live Champs!

Danny & The Champions of the World Live

Loose Records have announced details of the upcoming live album from Danny & The Champions of the World, the album will be available on double CD and as a digital download from 29th September 2014 – pre-order now.

Track listing:
01. (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket
02. Cold Cold World
03. Let’s Grab This With Both Hands
04. Colonel And The King
05. Darlin’ Won’t You Come In From The Cold
06. Stop Thief!
07. Henry The Van
08. Other Days
09. Every Beat Of My Heart
10. You Don’t Know (My Heart Is In The Right Place)
11. Restless Feet
12. Been There Before
13. These Days



Tickets for the bands October tour are now on sale.

01 Oct ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
02 Oct CARDIFF, The Moon Club
04 Oct BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre
05 Oct EXETER, Phoenix
07 Oct HULL, Fruit
08 Oct BARNARD CASTLE, The Witham
09 Oct DUNDEE, Buskers
10 Oct ABERDEEN, The Tunnels
11 Oct EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
12 Oct GLASGOW, Broadcast
13 Oct LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
15 Oct SHEFFIELD, The Greystones
16 Oct MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
17 Oct LEICESTER, The Donkey
18 Oct BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy3
20 Oct NORTHAMPTON, Playhouse Theatre
21 Oct HERTFORD, Corn Exchange
22 Oct PORTSMOUTH, The Cellars
23 Oct NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
24 Oct LONDON, Dingwalls
25 Oct HOVE, The Palmeira

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Trent Miller – Burnt Offerings

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Trent Miller’s new album Burnt Offerings is his third full length release and follows up the excellent Welcome to the Inferno which we wrote a few words about on Beat Surrender back in 2011, the Italian born singer-songwriter has come-up with another winner, the new album is a little more rounded, polished and electric than his predecessors but just as impressive.

Trent recorded Burnt Offerings at Chris Clarke’s Reservoir Studios London with his band – Graham Knight (Jason McNiff) on bass, piano and backing vocals), Steve Brookes (Danny And The Champions of The World) on drums and Barbara Bartz (Dan Raza and Simon J Alpin) on violin, additional support on the recording coming from Ben Walker on electric guitar and Paul Cuddeford (Bob Geldof, Ian Hunter) on electric guitar and lap steel, the core band have now added Paul Lush (Danny And The Champions of The World, Lost Sons of Littlefield) on electric guitar to their live line-up.

 The title track that opens the album sets the standard for the recording with Trent’s laid back vocal floating across the atmospheric guitar lines and hypnotic back beat to great affect, it’s the slightly more up-beat track two Lupita Dream On which steals my heart and plaudits as the best track on the album, aurally seducing me with it’s wonderful guitar work, after resisting hitting the repeat button for the upteenth time and moving on to the rest of the album I was not left disappointed as the subsequent tracks again had me wondering how on earth musicians and songwriters of this calibre do not gain the wider recognition they deserve.

The b-side to Trent’s recent single release Lupita’s Dream On is a song from the Welcome to Inferno Valley album and written as a tribute to the late-great founding member of The Byrds, Gene Clark – whose influence permeates and guides Burnt Offerings .

Burnt Offerings is released today and you can pick up a copy direct from the man himself – highly recommended.

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Danny And The Champions Of The World Announce UK & Scandinavian Tour Dates

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SCANDINAVIAN / SPANISH TOUR – MAY 2014
08 May HALMSTAD, Immanuelskyrkan
09 May FALKENBERG, Grand
10 May AVESTA, Blue Monkey
11 May ÖREBRO, Scandic
12 May GÖTEBORG Pustervik
13 May UDDEVALLA, Bastionen
14 May OSLO, Buckleys
15 May TRONDHEIM, Garden
16 May ÖSTERSUND, Storsjöteatern
17 May SUNDSVALL, Aveny
18 May STOCKHOLM, Akkurat
20 May NORRTÄLJE, Stället
21 May UPPSALA, Katalin
24 May KRISTIANSTAD, Biljardkompaniet
28 May BARCELONA, Rocksound
29 May MADRID, Boite Live
31 May BILBAO, Azkena



UK TOUR – OCTOBER 2014
01 Oct ALDERSHOT, West End Centre
02 Oct CARDIFF, The Moon Club
04 Oct BRIDGWATER, Arts Centre
05 Oct EXETER, Phoenix
07 Oct HULL, Fruit
08 Oct BARNARD CASTLE, The Witham
09 Oct DUNDEE, Buskers
10 Oct ABERDEEN, The Tunnels
11 Oct EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s
12 Oct GLASGOW, Broadcast
13 Oct LEEDS, Brudenell Social Club
15 Oct SHEFFIELD, The Greystones
16 Oct MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
17 Oct LEICESTER, The Donkey
18 Oct BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy3
20 Oct NORTHAMPTON, Playhouse Theatre
22 Oct PORTSMOUTH, The Cellars
23 Oct NEWBURY, Arlington Arts Centre
24 Oct LONDON, Dingwalls
25 Oct HOVE, The Palmeira

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