Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there! reaching to musical deapth's far beyond his years and a way with the guitar that can only be seen to be believed. Champagne often sounds closer to a three-piece band then a 20 year old singer songwriter guitarist. .
A reputation on his instrument of choice firmly established, recent descriptions of the live show state 'Proof that the acoustic guitars only limit is our imagination' (Lloyd Spiegel) and 'Probably the best young guitarist in Australia' (IFC President). Daniel's playing runs from the instuments soul to way outside of it's box. His Signiture explosion of 2-hand tapping, body pecussion and fiery runs in a swag of different tunings can be expected. As can the jazzy fingerpicking and tasteful improvisation of someone that first picked up the instrument at seven years and as it would seem, has'nt put it down since..
The same versatility can be said for his writing and material. Pulling off setts from intence blues-driven crowd pleasers, experimental compositions, bags of originals to century old Folk or Blues Songs. As for the voice...'He sings with a wonderfully pronounced and proud Aussie twang, howling here, hushed there, always confident, fearless and knowing' (Jamie Forbes) .
In all a live show to mark as an absolute must see! .
The 2008 debut release of 'My Own Design' saw Daniel plying the Australian circuet extensively, stamping his name in the Folk and Blues ranks, winning over many a festival crowd and sharing stages with some of the leaders in acoustic music today. With the Brand new ep 'Wide Eyed and Open' on pirate records 2009. A national tour spanning four months will take him to every state of Australia, performing concerts, guitar clinics and some of the countries most prestigious events including Woodford Folk and Queenscliff Music Festivals.