by John Snelson
Daniel Champagne plays all of the guitar - body, fret board, headstock, sides - as well as the strings - with both hands, a style of music making that is quite remarkable.
I had a chat to him over a nice beer courtesy of Brian Lizotte's wonderful staff out there at Lizotte's in Dee Why - and what a great venue this is in Sydney ... Live 'n' Cookin' is right. Best cabaret style music and dinner spot in Sydney !
Now Daniel Champagne sure puts the fizz into any night out - he is a great guy - he didn't laugh at my red socks or tell me it was past my bedtime. Daniel is talented and creative - and through this combination of dexterity, blending of sounds and rhythms he can make that guitar as lush, rich, dramatic or loving as any of the wave of drum machine and looping scientists can with all of their synthetic technology. I loved him.
Here are his tour dates.
|Friday 11th||The Camelot Lounge||Sydney, NSW|
|Saturday 12th||Culburra Beach Festival||Culburra, NSW|
|Monday 14th||The Espy||St Kilda, VIC|
|Tuesday 15th||Toff in Town||Melbourne, VIC|
|Wednesday 16th||Mojo's||Fremantle, WA|
|Friday 18th||Ya Ya's||Perth, WA|
|Monday 21st||The Espy||St Kilda, VIC|
|Tuesday 22nd||Toff in Town||Melbourne, VIC|
|Thursday 24th||Blues On Broad Beach||Broad Beach, QLD|
|Friday 25th||Blues On Broad Beach||Broad Beach, QLD|
|Saturday 26th||Blues On Broad Beach||Broad Beach, QLD|
|Monday 27th||The Espy||St Kilda, VIC|
|Tuesday 28th||Toff in Town||St Kilda, VIC|
|Thursday 31st||SOL Bar||Maroochydore, QLD|
|Friday 1st||The Sound Lounge||Gold Coast, QLD|
|Sunday 3rd||Harvest Café||Newrybar, NSW|
|Thursday 7th||Yours and Owls||Wollongong, NSW|
|Friday 8th||Snowy Mountains Music Festival||Perisher, NSW|
|Saturday 9th||Snowy Mountains Music Festival||Perisher, NSW|
|Thursday 14th||The Front||Canberra, ACT|
|Friday 15th||The Front||Canberra, ACT|
|Saturday 16th||Royal Mail Hotel||Goodna, QLD|
|Sunday 17th||The Joynt||Brisbane, QLD|
|Wednesday 20th||Republic Bar||Hobart, TAS|
|Thursday 21st||Royal Oak||Launceston, TAS|
|Friday 22nd||Skwiz Café||Sheffield, TAS|
|Saturday 23rd||Caravan Music Club||
More photos right here of Daniel Champagne at Lizotte's Dee Why.