The Scottish launch of Danny Bryant's new album and a first visit to Scotland by Red Butler
This show available to members of the Edinburgh Blues Club with no additional ticket charge, join at www.edinburgh-blues.uk
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.
In 2007 Danny signed with Rounder Records and released three highly successful albums with this Label, all of which topped the
iTunes and Amazon blues charts in many countries. In 2009 Danny signed a licensing deal with Virgin/EMI Asia and a track from his 2007 release, ‘Live’, was included on a compilation CD entitled "The Best Blues Album In The World Ever". Danny was
featured alongside many giants of Blues, including Johnny Winter, Gary Moore, Albert Collins, Walter Trout and ZZ Top.
February 2010 saw the release of Danny’s break-through album "Just As I Am', hitting Blues charts all across the continent and
receiving glowing reviews from the international music press. The album caught the ear of German based label Jazzhaus records
leading Danny to ink a deal with the dynamic new label.
The highly anticipated live DVD/CD “Night Life” was released in March 2012. Recorded in The Netherlands it captures the band doing what they do best, “Bryant has the kind of magic fingers that ensure the long solo sections on this live disc keep you teetering on the
edge of your seat… Thrilling.” Classic Rock Mag
Danny’s next studio offering 2013’s ‘Hurricane’ saw the beginning of Danny’s long time collaboration with producer Richard
Hammerton. Hammerton pushed Danny to a new recording high.
Danny’s next release, Temperature Rising, hit the shelves in September 2014 to glowing reviews. Guitar & Bass Mag called it ‘A blues rock gem.’ Leading website music-news.com awarded it 5 stars and said it was ‘Just stunning’. The album appeared in many end of year ‘best of’ lists for 2014, most notably chosen by Amazon Germany/Austria/Switzerland as one of their top picks of 2014.
This lead to 'Temperature Rising' returning to the number 1 spot on the blues download chart and staying there for over 6 weeks,
ahead of such acclaimed artists as Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa & Buddy Guy. Having out sold his previous bestseller, Hurricane, within the first three months after release, the success of Temperature Rising is apparent in its sales figures. This is the album that has moved Danny to a new arena.
On the touring front in promotion of “Temperature Rising” Danny headed to the USA to tour extensively for 5 weeks fronting Walter Trout’s band while the ailing blues legend recovered from liver transplant surgery. Before returning home to continue touring across Europe, and then traveling to China to participate in the Nanjing International Jazz & World Music Festival. Upon returning to the UK the band played a show at the prestigious London Blues Fest at London’s Royal Albert Hall.
In August 2015 Danny once again returned to the studio to cut what he describes as “an album I have wanted to make since I was 15 years old”. Once again teaming up with producer Richard Hammerton the directive was a simple one, get a great sounding studio, some great musicians and cut a live in the studio guitar laden blues rocker! The resulting album “Blood Money” featuring special guest appearances from Walter Trout and Whitesnake legend Bernie Marsden. This is due for release on 29th January 2016 and will be followed by an extensive world tour.
Joe Bonamassa – “A fantastic guitar player… able to take a Fender Stratocaster and really make it sing…”
Classic Rock Blues “… a new career high for Bryant. It lives up to its name and fully-deserves to blow the house down.”
Guitar & Bass Mag “An album of rare power. …one sincerely talented young Bluesman. All facets of the genre shine on this sterling nine-strong set.”
Mojo Magazine – “His most mature performance yet. The firestorm of guitar is carefully contoured from wistful to impassioned”
Support by Red Butler
With a burning desire to entertain and pursue a serious music career, at the age of 18 Alex Butler decided to form a band. April 2012 saw the beginning of the blues/rock band emerge as Red Butler with Alex Butler (guitar), Charlie Simpson (drums), Jane Pearce (vocals) and Steve Eveleigh (bass). July 2014 saw Mike Topp replace Steve.
Drawing upon influences from SRV, Etta James, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, Free, King King, Santana and Derek Trucks the band have developed their own style of writing and have begun producing thoughtful, light hearted and melodic compositions. The band have been mentioned a number of times by the blues media culminating in the award for ‘Best New UK Act’ 2014 via the Writers Poll for Blues Matters!
Following the successful launch of their debut album ‘Freedom Bound’ in summer 2014 the band are working hard on new material for a follow up album. Considerable interest has been shown in this project, which should come to fruition towards the latter part of 2015.
Heightened exposure has brought many rewards and Red Butler are now receiving invitations to perform throughout the country at forthcoming festivals and high profile support slots. Red Butler were runners up in the ‘Young’ & ‘Emerging Artists’ categories at the British Blues Awards 2015. Their debut album features original material and has received rave reviews from the UK rock and blues press.
Admission available to Edinburgh Blues Club members with no ticket costs. Non Member tickets available from Ripping Records, Tickets Scotland and Ticketweb for £14.00 + standard booking fee and without booking fee at preceding Edinburgh Blues Club shows.
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