News from two of our longstanding supporters here at AUK – Del Day (from Ark PR, Big City Lights UK) and Danny George Wilson (Danny & The Champions Of The World, Grand Drive) have launched a new record label called Maiden Voyage Recording Company which promises according to Del: “rock ‘n’ roll, blues, punk, reggae, country … Continue reading “Danny George Wilson and Promoter Del Day Launch New Label”
Now this will brighten up anybody’s day. A loving spoof of O Brother, Where Art Thou accompanies a great song, replete with harmonies and jangle, from the double 2018 UK Americana Award nominated Danny George Wilson, Robin Bennett and Tony Poole. Catch them live in Oxford and London in December.
We posted a new track by Danny & the Champions of the World yesterday, the rather lovely “Swift Street” and they’ve now announced some UK dates to promote the new album “Brilliant Light” which will be out on June 23rd stretching over 2 discs, or a limited edition triple album with instrumentals for good measure. … Continue reading “Danny & the Champs announce UK dates – September”
“Swift Street” is the first song to be shared from the forthcoming album (the sixth! how did that happen?) from Danny & the Champs, “Brilliant Light”, which will be out on June 23rd. Danny George Wilson co-wrote the song with Polly Paulusma and Carra Bacon: “Swift Street is the house where my mother grew up, … Continue reading “Danny & the Champions of the World “Swift Street” – Listen”
One of the first people I came into any kind of regular contact with when I first began this AUK lark was Danny George Wilson who to anyone vaguely connected with the UK americana community is something of a John the Baptist figure to the genre (assigning biblical characters to key americana figures should probably … Continue reading “Songs for the apocalypse: Grand Drive “No Doubt About It””
Jim Walker is managing director of Brighthelmstone Promotions. In 2017 he started a festival in his hometown of Hassocks, West Sussex featuring two of our greatest loves – Americana music and good beer. The Mid-Sussex Americana beer festival is running for a third year at the Hassocks hotel in East Sussex on the 24th of … Continue reading “Interview: Jim Walker, Brighthelmstone Promotions”
Back for a third time is one of Americana UK’s favourite summertime events – the Mid Sussex Americana and Ale festival. Hosted by James Walker (managing director of Brighthelmstone Promotions and At The Helm records), a number of acts announced for the festival last Friday were Noble Jacks, Danny George Wilson of Danny and the … Continue reading “Mid Sussex Americana & Ale Festival returns for third year”
Terrific video for a new song by Millson whose new album ‘Low-Key’ is out now, the follow up to the Boo Hewerdine produced ‘Mobile’ and his Danny George Wilson produced debut. This new record has echoes of Lloyd Cole but with some accordion, cello and harp thrown in for good measure.
The AMAUK conference is now into its fourth year and one of the highlights is the two nights of showcases which take place before the awards ceremony featuring the best of americana talent, both homegrown and from around the world. At five venues across Hackney, all within walking distance and for the price of one … Continue reading “AmericanaFest UK 2019 Conference Showcase preview – part four”
So here we go again – the last day of term and it’s prize day at Americana UK Towers. It was a classic year for americana in the UK, a year in which you actually had a choice of festivals to go to rather than a niche tent at the back of a field, and … Continue reading “The 2018’s Americana UK readers’ poll results are here!”