Gig: Danny Bryant – The Atkinson, Southport: Thursday, 27th February, 2014
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014
Danny Bryant, who Europe’s leading blues & rock publication “Classic Rock Blues” recently called a “National Blues Treasure” makes his first appearance at The Atkinson on Thursday, 27th February, 8 pm.
Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, yet still only 32, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2,000 club and festival shows to his many fans around the world and is acknowledged by those in the business as one of the cream of the crop.
Following many sold out club tours across Europe and numerous major festival appearances that have seen the power trio perform on the same bill as such names as Joe Cocker, Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy and Peter Green to mention a few.
Previously hailed as a young guitar virtuoso, and a protégé of Walter Trout, Danny Bryant is building a formidable reputation as a leading British blues rock guitar heavyweight in his own right.
In May 2013, Jazzhaus Records released his new studio album “Hurricane” in the UK. Recorded as a power trio, the new album was produced by Richard Hammerton (Manic Street Preachers). The nine songs showcase the evolution of Bryant as both guitarist and songwriter. The album bursts with power-fuelled originals, groove-driven up-tempo songs, and soulful blues ballads. Danny retreated to the rural solitude of the county of Cornwall in the South West of the UK to record the new album. “It was just like time travel,” says Danny. “Since there was almost no phone reception or internet connection, I spent between 15-18 hours a day concentrating on nothing but the music.”
The difference to the previous studio album “Just As I Am” (2010) is based mainly in the production says Danny – “The songs are the result of hard work and have gained considerable complexity.” This is evident not only in the melodic title track, but also with the ballad Can’t Hold On, not to mention the funky-bluesy “Greenwood 31” – a song that harks back to a similar urgency in the style of Jimi Hendrix mixed with the attitude of Lenny Kravitz
Tickets for Danny Bryant are £10 / £12 doors and are on sale now! They are available online at www.theatkinson.co.uk or by calling The Atkinson Box Office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.
*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.