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Danny Bryant BIG Band Show + The Black Diamond Express
April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm£18
Friday 28 April 2017: Danny Bryant Big Band Show + The Black Diamond Express
Danny will be performing with a nine-piece big band. The band has been specially assembled and will feature keys, and a four-piece brass section. The ensemble will begin touring select venues in Europe in January 2017 (see below) culminating with the release of a live album recorded at these shows in April 2017. Danny will be performing re tooled and re-arranged songs from his back catalogue alongside many of his all-time favourite Blues classics.
“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”
Europe’s leading Blues & Rock publication, Classic Rock’s The Blues Magazine, called Danny a “National Blues Treasure”, a title that he has worked tirelessly and passionately to earn. Riding high on the European blues scene for over a decade, yet still only 35, Danny has carved a name for himself the old-fashioned way having played over 2000 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; Danny and his band have steadily carved a huge and loyal fan base around the world.
Formed in 2007 the BDE have garnered praise on the back of an extensive catalogue of new music, stirred with a large measure of roots and blues. They are described by The List as “an 9-piece soaked in poetry, myth and bourbon… The BDE somehow stay true to both Robert Johnson and The Sex Pistols… armed with bellowing sermons and a swaggering, suited performance equally worthy of The Spiegel Tent or Glastonbury.”
Their synergy and onstage presence ensure that everyone – both band and audience – enjoy themselves. These factors made the unorthodox decision to release a ‘live’ first album a remarkably easy one, even though the process was more challenging than traditional routes.
The band were last year nominated for a Scottish BAFTA for their work on the short film ‘A Zombie Musical’. In another outing members were closely involved with flourishing educational project ‘The Tinderbox Orchestra’ and performed for the Dalai Lama on his recent State visit. Adding to a loyal and committed fan-base, this is a band with celebrity endorsement.
“I freakin’ love The Black Diamond Express,” enthuses Never Mind the Buzzcocks comedian Phil Nichol. “It’s the only trip I’ve ever been on where I’ve enjoyed the journey more than the destination. Actually, that’s a lie – I enjoyed the destination too.”
As well as the successful May 5th launch of their long-awaited opus at The Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh, the band opened the year supporting American giants The Mavericks and legendary group ‘The Magic Band’. This is followed closely by a whistle-stop round of national and international tour dates; including, not only a headline slot at Midsummer Music Festival, but will also close the main stage at Insider Festival. Plans for a feature documentary are in the pipe-line too.
Non Member Tickets available from http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/256007 , Tickets Scotland and Underground Solu’shn