AUDIO PREVIEW: Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant at Leopard Doncaster

Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant

Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant

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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.

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.

AUDIO: Listen to Danny Bryant's 10-minute chat with Digital Editor Graham Walker on Audioboom - CLICK HERE.

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/1R8QqUs
Doors on the night open at 7pm and stage time is 7.45pm.

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.

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.

Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant on UK tour

Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant on UK tour

"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.”

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.

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

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

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.”

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.

MORE VIDEO:

Listen to Danny’s music video of his song Just Won’t Burn featuring special guest Bernie Marsden - CLICK HERE
Blood Money song audio stream – featuring special guest Walter Trout - CLICK HERE
For more about Danny Bryant visit www.dannybryant.com follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/dannybryantband and Twitter on https://twitter.com/dannybryant
DANNY BRYANT TOUR DATES 2016:

Thursday February 18

The Leopard, Doncaster

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.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1R8QqUs
Friday 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.com
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1MeOO7g
Saturday 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.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1P0UQh1
Sunday 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.com
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1R8RlnS
Thursday 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.uk
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1WdwZR9
Friday 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/1WdKCu3
Saturday 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/1PNWzIb
Sunday 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/1NvRbGc
Thursday 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

Venue: http://oldfirestation.carlisle.city/
Tickets: http://bit.ly/1P0TZNh