Q Glastonbury Special
Tuesday, 6th July 2010
DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD The South Londoners deliver ace americanaUNDERNEATH A SHADY CANOPY, DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD ARE SUPERB. FIDDLES, MANDOLINS, CLOSE HARMONIES AND MIKE-SHARING - IT'S LIKE 'THE LAST WALTZ' MINUS THE GAK AND NEIL DIAMOND.THEY ROLL THROUGH A SET OF FIST PUMPING AMERICANA AND THROW IN A STRIDENT TAKE ON THE TEMPTATIONS' MY GIRL AND A BLAST OF BRUCE'S DANCING IN THE DARK FOR GOOD MEASURE.
“there’s always been a sense of a tasteful restraint to the studio albums but unleashed on stage with their raspy vocals and heartland rock and soul, they’re like a power station on steroids.”
“This is a proper old school live album, makes you want to go to a gig”
ROBERT ELMS, BBC LONDON
“songs like This Is Not a Love Song and and Stay True which come at you one after the other; are destined to make ‘new fans’ wonder why these kids aren’t topping the bill at Glastonbury with their magic formula and bittersweet songs.”
THE ROCKING MAGPIE