Daniel Champagne will join USA Kentucky boy Ben Sollee on his Northern NSW and Central Coast shows.
Daniel Champagne recently described as ‘the most talked-about rising star of Australia’s next generation’ Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there!
Reaching to musical depth’s far beyond his years and a way with the guitar that can only be seen to be believed. Champagne often sounds closer to a three-piece band than the 21 year old singer songwriter guitarist now established as a renowned performer on both the Australian and international stage.
A reputation on his instrument of choice firmly established, recent descriptions of the live show state ‘A prodigy playing like no-one could possibly play uless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art’ and ‘The best young guitarist in Australia’ (IFC President). Daniel’s playing runs from the instruments soul to way outside of its box. His Signature explosion of 2-hand tapping, body percussion and fiery runs in a swag of different tunings can be expected. As can the jazzy finger picking and tasteful improvisation of someone that first picked up the instrument at seven years old and as it would seem, hasn?t put it down since.
The same versatility can be said for his writing and material. Pulling off setts from intense blues-driven crowd pleasers, experimental compositions, bags of originals to century old Folk and Blues Songs delivered with an exiting youthful flair. As for the voice…’He sings with a wonderfully pronounced and proud Aussie twang, howling here, hushed there, always confident, fearless and knowing’ (Jamie Forbes)
In all, a live show to mark as an absolute must see!
Having released two celebrated studio EPs – ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010). Daniel has now taken his explosive live show to all corners of his homeland and received an overwhelming response on an international level. He has performed at some of the fore-most world renowned Folk and Blues festivals including Woodford, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Nationals (Australia) Vancouver Folk, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues (Canada) to name a few. After Sharing stages with some of the leaders in acoustic music today and been marked as a true light in its future Daniel Champagne now holds a firm reputation for dropping jaws, breaking guitars and making festivals buzz wherever he goes!