AUDIO PREVIEW: Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant at Leopard Doncaster

Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant is celebrating the launch of new album Blood Money with a UK tour including a date at Doncaster's Leopard this Thursday.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 4:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th February 2016, 4:30 pm
Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant
Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant

In an exclusive chat ahead of the concert - on February 18 - he talked to us about the album, which features rock guitar greats Walter Trout and Bernie Marsden, the tour and he remembers working with Sheffield rock legend Joe Cocker.

TICKETS: Buy tickets to see Danny Bryant at The Leopard, Doncaster, Thursday, February 18 - priced £11 and £13 - purchase in person at the venue, 2 West Street, Doncaster, DN1 3AA, call the box office on 01472 349 222 or visit www.leopard-doncaster.co.uk and http://bit.ly/1R8QqUsDoors on the night open at 7pm and stage time is 7.45pm.

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    Full UK tour dates, tickets information and links below.

    VIDEO: Watch Blood Money EPK (the Making of the album) - embedded her on our web sit from Youtube. More video links below.

    Danny, aged 35, a singer-songwriter, was born and grew up in Royston, Hertfordshire. At the age of 15 he began playing the guitar and became a professional guitar player at the age of 18.

    Since then he has toured all over the world and appeared on bills alongside a number of notable artists such as Buddy Guy, Carlos Santana, Joe Cocker and Mick Taylor.

    Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant on UK tour

    His third album, produced by Richard Hammerton, following in the footsteps of 2014’s Temperature Rising and 2013’s Hurricane, sees Danny collaborating with the iconic guitarists Walter Trout and Bernie Marsden on two tracks.

    He said:“Working with Bernie and Walter on this album has been a career highlight for me.

    "I wanted to make this album ever since I began my musical journey 20 years ago as a 15 year old boy who fell in love with his parent’s record collection.”

    On Blood Money, he set out to record an album that showed an introspective return to his roots and an appreciation of his blues influences, by paying homage, as he puts it “to all the different influences and flavours of this wonderful music that I have loved for many years.”

    Listen to Danny Bryant's chat with to Digital Editor Graham Walker

    Particular tracks like On the Rocks is a homage to the late great Albert Collins, Holding All The Cards is a tribute to Jimmy Reed, while Unchained harks back to vintage Albert King Stax recordings.

    The title track, Blood Money, was a song that Bryant had on the fire for several years. He just needed the right time and the right collaborator to bring the song to life.

    This particular song was specifically written with Walter Trout in mind, who was Danny's guitar mentor when he had a chance meeting with him at a concert when he was only 13 years old.

    “I wanted to share the song with Walter,” he says. “I am really thrilled that he agreed to play guitar on the track. I think his contribution is truly stunning.”

    Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant on UK tour

    Another highlight of the Blood Money recording sessions was the contribution from former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden.

    One of Danny's all-time favourite guitarists and singer-songwriters, he invited Marsden to record a special ballad that he had written entitled Just Won’t Burn. The song was recorded in one afternoon and during the recording Marsden played his famous 1959 Les Paul -The Beast.

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    Thursday February 18

    The Leopard, Doncaster

    Listen to Danny Bryant's chat with to Digital Editor Graham Walker

    2 West Street, Doncaster, DN1 3AA

    Tickets: £11.00/£13.00 / Box Office: 01472 349 222

    Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:45pm

    Venue: www.leopard-doncaster.co.ukTickets: http://bit.ly/1R8QqUsFriday February 19

    The Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

    25 Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LB

    Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 0845 413 4444

    Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:30pm

    Venue: www.rescuerooms.comTickets: http://bit.ly/1MeOO7gSaturday February 20

    Raven Hall, Corby

    63 Rockingham Rd, Corby NN17 1AG

    Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 01536 202313

    Doors: 7:00pm / Stage: 7:45pm

    Venue: www.cornmarketblues.co.ukTickets: http://bit.ly/1P0UQh1Sunday February 21

    Cheltenham Road, Bishops Cleeve, GL52 8LU

    Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve

    Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 0333 666 3366

    Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm

    Venue: www.cleeveconcerts.comTickets: http://bit.ly/1R8RlnSThursday February 25

    Public Halls, Harpenden

    Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1PD, United Kingdom

    Tickets: £13.00/£15.00 / Box Office: 01472 349222

    Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm

    Venue: www.harpendenpublichalls.co.ukTickets: http://bit.ly/1WdwZR9Friday February 26

    Old Clee Club, Grimsby

    Clee Crescent, Grimsby, South Humberside, DN32 8LS

    Tickets: £11.00/£13.00 / Box Office: 01472 349222

    Doors: 7:45pm / Stage: 8pm

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/1WdKCu3Saturday February 27

    The Waterfront, Norwich

    139-141 King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QH

    Tickets: £12.00/£14.00 / Box Office: 01603 508050

    Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/1PNWzIbSunday February 28

    Leo’s, Gravesend

    Crete Hall Rd, Gravesend DA11 9AA, United Kingdom

    Tickets: £12.00/£14.00 / Box Office: 01474 566127

    Doors: 7:00pm Stage: 8:00pm

    Tickets: http://bit.ly/1NvRbGcThursday September 22

    The Old Fire Station, Carlisle

    The Old Fire Station, Warwick Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8QW

    Tickets: £14.00/£16.00 / Box Office: 0844 844 2920

    Doors: 7:30pm Stage: 8:00pm