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Daniel Champagne back on tour to the South Coast


Daniel Champagne returns to the South Coast this week for a string of performances kicking off on Wednesday 22nd May at Smokey Dans in Tomakin


VIDEO: Daniel Champagne - Supernova [Live Studio Recording]

Wed, MAY 22

Smokey Dan's

Tomakin

Thu, MAY 23

The Lush Factory

Tilba Tilba

Fri, MAY 24

The Dish & The Spoon Cafe

Nowra

Sat, MAY 25

Mumbulla Hall

Bega

Sun, MAY 26

Nethercote Hall

Nethercote

The young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out concerts around the world and now brings his tour back home to Australia playing at Smokey Dan's Restaurant and Bar on May 22! One reviewer recently wrote – "Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au) "The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. "At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. "The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest, Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Y Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). Daniel has accomplished all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009), ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), ‘Real Live’ (2012), and ‘The Heartland Hurricanes’ (2014). His latest full length release Fault Lines (2017) is available now and his new project, Satellite City EP (2018) is comprised of three singles, Satellite City, Indigo, and The Great Divide, all out now. A review of his two Gypsy Moon releases said the following: ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’ – Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist. For more information on Daniel, his music and tour and to buy tickets to the gigs above you can visit his website here.

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