Another great evening with presenting "Danny & The Champions Of The World" - one of the most entertaining and most talented emerging bands I've seen this year!
From the pre-show mail-out:

"The final show of the year couldn't be a more fitting one. Expect hijinks and possibly even some dancing if Palmfest 2013 was anything to go by. Danny and The Champions Of World are touring their new album 'Stay True' packed with stax driven Americana tunes. This is a chance to catch a band in fine form, who have been receiving airplay all over the radio including Dermot O'Leary's BBC Radio 2 show.
"With 'Stay True' Danny and his wonderful band have fused blues, country and even gospel to provide a truly magnificent album" - 10/ 10 Americana UK

If this isn't enough, Brighthelmstone represented Dreaming Spires kick off the evening and will air a new tune or two. Jim Brighthelmstone has been tucking into his Big Star collection recently after watching the exceptional 'Nothing Can Hurt Me' documentary. Q magazine called The Dreaming Spires debut, Brothers in Brooklyn "....the most thrilling country rock debut since Big Star."

Every so often you go to a gig and it's everything you want. Well, you've had the Palmfest 2013 show ( and here you have the Nov 30 show. Nearly twice as long with additional songs and a glorious 13min version of The Colonel And the King. What a great evening!!!!

Big thanks to Danny for allowing taping, Matt as ever for brilliant sound, and Jim & Amy at Brighthelmstone for putting on some top top shows!!!
As said before, this band reminds me of everyone!! It's fast and furious, and gentle and swaying. From Springsteen to Stax (maybe southside Johnny in overdrive!) - it's all here, great mood, great banter and great great music!!


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Danny & The Champions
The Palmeira, Hove, Sx
30 November 2013

CA14 cards > CA9100 > Edirol R-09 > usb > Cool Edit Pro
> CD Wave > TLH > Flac
Recorded, transferred, edited etc by: bluesmick

1. (Never Stop Building) That Old Space Rocket
2. Cold Cold World
3. Let's Grab This With Both Hands
4. underpants, intro to ..
5. Colonel And The King
6. some intros > y'awright? > cava?
7. Darlin' Won't You Come In From The Cold
8. banter
9. Stop Thief
10. tour banter
11. Henry The Van
12. Intro to ..
13. Been There Before
14. Other Days (includes intros)
15. > Every Beat Of My Heart
16. Hove to four candles banter
17. On The Street
18. tuning, banter
19. You Don't Know (My Heart Is In The Right Place)
20. banter, tuning, thanks
21. These Days
22. audience, outro

Total Time 109:40

suggested cd split after tr11