|UK Blues/Rock guitarist Danny Bryant is delighted to announce a pair of shows to take place in April 2017 [Edinburgh on 28th, London on 29th] that will act as a launch for his forthcoming live album being released through Jazzhaus Records. This album will be defined by the ‘Big Band’ sound and ethos and will boast a mix of versions of some of his favourite tracks by other artists and of course his own material, and be released in April 2017. Danny has already released as a taster, a retooled and revamped Big Band version of his original track ‘Prisoner of the Blues’ and the reaction has been superb.
This new album, and indeed the new version of ‘Prisoner’, sees Danny Bryant fulfil a career-long ambition by recording for the first time with a nine-piece Big Band. The band, which features keys, rhythm guitar and a full four-piece horn section, will tour and perform at exclusive shows in Europe during January 2017 culminating in the release of a live album, which will be launched with these two UK shows.
Danny himself says, “This is something I have always wanted to do. We are mixing the old with the new and will be playing Blues classics alongside modernising and re-presenting my own work in a classic ‘Big Band’ format! ‘Prisoner’ is just the beginning of this project and I’m thrilled with the result”.
Danny is of course well-known to the Blues/Rock fraternity who has been a professional musician since the age of 18. He has toured the world and released many studio albums over the years, the most recent being ‘Blood Money’ back in February. This debuted at number 3 in the OCC Official Jazz & Blues Charts.
Danny has also been nominated for ‘Best Guitarist’ in the European Blues Awards.
This new album sees him stretching his wings, ‘Prisoner’ is just the first taste of an ambitious and yet rewarding change of direction from the assured and accomplished performer who just can’t resist a challenge. Ironically perhaps, ‘Prisoner of the Blues’, and indeed the forthcoming album, represents nothing less than the sound of a man setting himself free!