Bernard Doherty, Planet Rock – “One of those amazing British talents. The boy can play guitar…”
Joe Bonamassa – “A fantastic guitar player… able to take a Fender Stratocaster and really make it sing…”
Walter Trout – “What sets him apart is his passion and feeling. Danny’s playing grabs you with its intensity and urgency.”
Praise for ‘Temperature Rising’:
music-news.com – 5* “Just stunning.”
The Blues Magazine – “It’s his growing maturity as a songwriter and singer that sets him apart from the rest of the pack.”
Guitar & Bass Mag – “A blues rock gem.”
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 Whitsnake legend Bernie Marsden. This is due for release on 29th January 2016 and will be followed by an extensive world tour.