Eric Gales has rescheduled his 2020 UK tour to February 2021 and has added two extra dates at the Brighton Concorde (Feb 3) and the Dover Booking Hall (Feb 4). The tour follows the release of his album ‘The Bookends‘ via Provogue/Mascot Label Group earlier in 2019. The album features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart. Tickets for the Brighton Concorde and Dover Booking Hall shows go on sale via www.thegigcartel.com. Tickets for all the other shows that have been rescheduled are still valid.

Special guest on all shows is the critically acclaimed British Blues rock guitarist Danny Bryant. Hailed as “A National Blues Treasure,” Bryant recently released his 11th studio album ‘Means of Escape‘ via Jazzhaus Records to great fanfare.

The challenge for making ‘The Bookends‘ was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted to push himself as a musician, but also as a vocalist, to build up his vocal discography. “What spearheaded that was the artists that I have on the record,” he says.

Written over a nine month period, the album was recorded at Recorded at Studio Delux, Van Nuys, California, The Dog House, Woodland Hills, California, Blakeslee Recording, North Hollywood and the day before he was due to fly to LA for pre-production the original producer David Bianco tragically died. It was Bianco’s management who then suggested Matt Wallace. “I heard his work and the kind of people he has produced such as Maroon 5, Faith No More and all these cats. When we met up together it was just perfect. I just trusted the guy and it ended up being great, I love Matt Wallace,” says Gales.

Eric Gales – February 2021 UK Tour

With Very special Guest Danny Bryant

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Eric-Gales

Brighton, Concorde 2 Wednesday 3 February 2021
Dover, The Booking Hall Thursday 4 February 2021
London, O2 Academy Islington Friday 5 February 2021
Southampton, 1865 Saturday 6 February 2021
Bristol, Fleece Sunday 7 February 2021
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Monday 8 February 2021
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Wednesday 10 February 2021
Gateshead, Sage Thursday 11 February 2021
Glasgow, Oran Mor Friday 12 February 2021
Manchester, Academy 3 Saturday 13 February 2021
Bilston, The Robin Sunday 14 February 2021

Eric Gales will embark on 9-date UK tour in May and June 2020. The tour follows the release of his album ‘The Bookends’ via Provogue/Mascot Label Group earlier in 2019. The album features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart.

A 48-hour Planet Rock pre-sale will start on Tuesday 19th November at 10am via www.planetrocktickets.co.uk and will go on general sale on Thursday 21st November via www.thegigcartel.com.

Special guest on shows is the critically acclaimed British Blues rock guitarist *Danny Bryant. Danny will support the American blues-rock guitarist on 7 of the 9 dates (except for Leeds and Glasgow). Hailed as “a national blues treasure,” Bryant recently released his 11th studio album ‘Means of Escape’ via Jazzhaus Records.

The challenge for making ‘The Bookends’ was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted to push himself as a musician, but also as a vocalist, to build up his vocal discography. “What spearheaded that was the artists that I have on the record,” he says.

Tickets: www.thegigcartel.com/Artists-profiles/Eric-Gales

*Bristol, Fleece Monday 25 May
*Southampton, 1865 Tuesday 26 May
*Bilston, The Robin Wednesday 27 May
*Nottingham, Rescue Rooms Thursday 28 May
*Gateshead, Sage Friday 29 May
Leeds, Brudenell Social Club Saturday 30 May
Glasgow, Oran Mor Monday 1 June
*Manchester, Academy 3 Tuesday 2 June
*London, O2 Academy Islington Wednesday 3 June

Danny Bryant has released an Official music video for the track ‘Tired of Trying‘, taken from his latest album release ‘Means Of Escape‘.

Following his UK tour this autumn, Danny Bryant will be playing Planet Rock’s Winter’s End on Saturday 29th February 2020, held in Poole, Dorset. Final tickets are on sale Here.

Danny will then be embarking on a headline UK tour.

Tour Dates:

MARCH 2020
Kinross Backstage At The Green – Thu 5th
Aberdeen Café Drummond – Fri 6th
Louth Town Hall – Sat 7th
Cambridge The Junction – Tue 10th
Chislehurst The Beaverwood Club – Wed 11th
Nottingham Bodega – Thu 12th
Newbury Arlington Arts Centre – Fri 13th
Redcar Blues Club – Sat 14th

APRIL 2020
Buckley The Tivoli – Fri 10th

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Review: Danny Bryant – Means of Escape

Jazzhaus (September 20th 2019)

Reviewer: Peter Scallan

I was fortunate enough to play HRH Blues last year as part of the Brian Rawson Band. As my interest in blues-based music was being rekindled I decided to hang around for the weekend and check out some of the other artists I hadn’t heard. Danny Bryant was one such artist and he blew my socks off with his playing and his singing. Therefore, I jumped at the chance of reviewing this baby.

The album opens with a slow burning blues rocker called ‘Tired of Trying‘ where Danny let’s rip guitar and vocal wise. In place it sounds like vintage ZZ Top with Danny’s vocals and is great opener. Next up is ‘Too Far Gone‘ which is also a slow burner but a little bit more laid back with piano, horns and some rip-roaring guitar licks. The vocally melody and delivery give the song a Tom Wait feel.

The title track ‘Means of Escape‘ is next up and is based on a driving rhythm of bass and drums and raises the pace a little. It feels a little like a across between Neil Young and early electric Dylan and maintains the quality level of the previous numbers. ‘Nine Lives‘ is a bit a shuffle and again has a Tom Waits style delivery and bounces along nicely. It also has some neat Hammond playing also in it. The pace and tone drops somewhat for ‘Skin and Bone‘ which opens with vocals and acoustic guitar only. The song continues more or less as a solo effort with Danny singing and on acoustic, which works reasonably well as it is fairly short.

The power levels are raised for ‘Warning Signs (In Her Eyes)’ which is another slow burner. While this a great number in itself, it kind of highlights the main issue with this album for me in terms of the lack variety of pace.

The next number has more light and shade contained within it however. Entitled ‘Where the River Ends‘, it opens with a stripped back piano and vocal intro which is lush. However, once the rhythm kicks in it turns into another slow burner, albeit this is probably my favourite song on the album. Next up is ‘Hurting Time‘ with a great bottle neck intro before going into another slow burning blues track. Again, in itself, it is a pretty good track but by this time the album needs an injection of pace.

‘Mya‘ is the final track on the album and is an instrumental number. The superb keyboard intro set me up a classic blues ballad reminding me a little of the Stone’s Black and Blue era. But guess what? Yeah, that’s right another slow burning blues track. I would have loved to heard some vocals on this song.

So, where are we with this album I hear you asking? Live, this guy was monstrous on the one occasion I was lucky enough to see him. However, despite so looking forward to reviewing this, I feel kind of disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, there is some great playing and singing on the album but I just think that a guy with such undoubted playing and singing ability needs to mix it up a little more and needs some better songs. This is a pretty good album, but with the plethora of blues-based rock bands currently plying their trade, pretty good probably isn’t good enough for Danny to move up the ranks which is a pity. You just need to compare this album with the likes of King King or Kenny Wayne Shepherd and I am sure you will get where I am coming from. Good, but maybe not quite good enough on comparison within the crowded genre.

Danny Bryant, the critically acclaimed British Blues rock guitarist, releases the music video for the first single from his brand-new album, ‘Means of Escape‘. The title track will be released across all download and streaming platforms on Friday 5th July.

This song deals with the many ups and downs of a person’s life. For me, when things get tough, the one constant that centres me is music. It is a salvation for me and as the title says, my Means Of Escape”.

The video was created and animated by Tom Hughes. “We wanted something fresh, new and challenging, not just your regular music video. We wanted to achieve a video that was abstract, that takes you on a journey and really makes you think”.

The full album will be released by Jazzhaus Records on Friday 20th September on CD, digital and 180g white vinyl. Pre order from the official store here: https://smarturl.it/MoEStore.

Engineered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ian Dowling and recorded at Lincolnshire’s famed Chapel Studios, ‘Means of Escape‘ features nine tracks of blistering Blues rock of the highest calibre.

Mixed in Nashville by the legendary Eddie Spear (Rival Sons, U2, Chris Stapleton), ‘Means of Escape’ delivers on the artist’s promise to make a collection of Blues Rock songs that are powerful, contemporary and bold.

Danny has announced a special release-day show at Dingwall’s in Camden on Friday 20th September, a full UK tour will follow in October, dates below.

 Danny Bryant – October 2019 UK Tour 

Dingwalls, Camden Friday 20 September
The Flowerpot, Derby Thursday 3 October
Electric Palace, Bridport Friday 4 October
Music Room, Liverpool Tuesday 8 October
Backstage, Kinross Wednesday 9 October
Real Time Live, Chesterfield Thursday 10 October
Kirkgate Theatre, Cockermouth Sunday 13 October
Georgian Theatre, Stockton Wednesday 16 October
The Live Rooms, Chester Thursday 17 October
Louth Town Hall, Louth Saturday 19 October

Danny Bryant is pleased to announce the release of his 11th studio album, ‘Means of Escape‘. Pre-order now: https://smarturl.it/MoEStore The album will be released by Jazzhaus Records on Friday September 20th on CD, digital and 180g white vinyl. Click HERE to pre-order the various bundles.

The title track ‘Means of Escape‘ will be released as the first single on Friday 8th July. An official music video will accompany the single. Engineered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Ian Dowling (Adele, KT Tunstall) and recorded at Lincolnshire’s famed Chapel Studios, ‘Means of Escape‘ features nine tracks of blistering Blues rock of the highest caliber. Mixed in Nashville by the legendary Eddie Spear (Rival Sons, U2, Chris Stapleton), ‘Means of Escape‘ delivers on the artist’s promise to make a collection of Blues Rock songs that are powerful, contemporary and bold. Featuring Bryant’s dynamic touring band, many of the tracks were recorded live in the studio in one or two takes. Mastered at London’s world-famous Abbey Road Studios by Grammy award-winning Sean Magee (Gary Moore, The Rolling Stones), Bryant has finally captured the raw energy and excitement of his live shows.

Tour Dates:

20.06. DE- Ulm, Ulmer Zelt BIG BAND SHOW  TICKETS
19.07. UK- Upton Blues Festival
17.08. FR – Gartemps Blues Festival  TICKETS
24.08. UK- Colne Blues Festival BIG BAND SHOW  TICKETS

MEANS OF ESCAPE TOUR:
20.09. UK – Dingwalls, Camden TICKETS
**Exclusive Album Release-Day Show – Tickets purchased for the Borderline show WILL BE VALID**
03.10. UK – Derby, Flowerpot TICKETS
04.10. UK – Bridport, Electric Palace TICKETS
05.10. NL- Terneuzen- Porgy & Bess TICKETS
06.10. NL- To be Announced
08.10. UK- Liverpool, Music Room TICKETS
09.10. UK- Kinross, Backstage @ The Green TICKETS
10.10. UK- Chesterfield, Real Time Live TICKETS
12.10. ES – Cerdanyola Blues Festival, Spain TICKETS
13.10. UK- Cockermouth, Kirkgate Theatre TICKETS
16.10. UK- Stockton, Georgian Theatre TICKETS
17.10. UK- Chester, Live Rooms TICKETS
19.10. UK- Louth, Town Hall TICKETS
19.11. DE- Torgau, Kuterbastion TICKETS
20.11. DE- Bonn, Harmonie TICKETS
22.11. DE- Plauen, Malzhaus TICKETS
25.11. DE- Bielefled, Kanal 21 Fersehstudio Big Band Show TICKETS
**TV RECORDING + MEET & GREET**
26.11. LU- Dudelange, Opderschmelz Big Band Show TICKETS
27.11. DE- Dortmund, Piano Big Band Show TICKETS
28.11. DE- Norderstedt , Blueswerk Big Band Show TICKETS
29.11. DE- Idar Oberstein, Messehalle Big Band Show  TICKETS
30.11. DE- Freiburg, Jazzhaus Big Band Show  TICKETS
01.12. CH- Rubigen, Muhle Hunziken Big Band Show TICKETS
02.12. AT- Salzburg, Rockhouse Big Band Show TICKETS
03.12  DE – Munich, Backstage Big Band Show TICKETS
04.12. DE- Furth, Kofferfabrik TICKETS
05.12. DE- Erfurt, Museumskeller TICKETS
06.12. DE- Dresden, Tante Ju TICKETS
07.12. DE- Berlin, Quasimodo TICKETS

2020

06.02 – 16.02  Spanish Tour – Shows to be announced
21.02. NL- Dordrecht, Bibelot TICKETS COMING SOON
07.02. NL- Drachten, Iduna TICKETS COMING SOON
11.04. UK- Sheffield, HRH Blues Festival TICKETS

We’re thrilled to announce that Danny and the Big Band will record a show for Kanal 21 in Bielefeld on 25th November. Tickets are limited, and the first 25 get an exclusive meet and greet session. Full details and tickets here.  BOOK NOW!

Danny Bryant is pleased to announce his highly anticipated new studio album ‘Revelation‘ – released by Jazzhaus Records on Friday 20th April 2018.

Sister Decline‘, the first track taken from the new album, is now available as an instant grat track on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

His fourth studio album to be produced by Richard Hammerton, following in the footsteps of 2015’s ‘Blood Money‘ and 2014’s ‘Temperature Rising‘, the new album is one of Danny’s most personal and emotional albums of his career.

When I began writing this album, I knew that it was going to be one of the toughest challenges of my career,” says Danny. “It wasn’t lack of material, it wasn’t a lack of desire, but I realised from the beginning that, if this record was to achieve the things I wanted it to say, I would have to go deep inside of myself with these songs and confront memories and emotions I didn’t really want to face.

Danny Bryant  – May/June 2018 UK Tour

*With Special Guest Steve Hill
Book Tickets: www.dannybryant.com/upcoming-dates

*Bilston, Robin 2                                              Monday 7 May

* Cambridge, The Junction                          Tuesday 8 May

*London, Islington O2 Academy 2            Wednesday 9 May

Aberdeen, The Tunnels                                Thursday 10 May

*Derby, The Flowerpot                                 Friday 11 May

*St Helens, The Citadel                                 Saturday 12 May

*Bishops Cleeve, Tithe Barn                        Sunday 13 May

Norwich, Waterfront                                     Thursday 7 June

Fleet, The Harlington                                     Friday 8 June

Narberth, The Queens Hall                         Saturday 9 June

Tavistock, The Wharf                                     Sunday 10 June

Dublin, Whelan’s                                             Tuesday 12 June

Belfast, The Empire                                        Wednesday 13 June

Glasgow, Oran Mor                                        Thursday 14 June

Cleethorpes Blues Festival                          Saturday 16 June

Stamford Blues Festival                               Sunday 17 June

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The release date for Danny Bryant‘s new live album, ‘Big: Live in Europe‘, will be April 21st 2017 on the Jazzhaus label.

The album is available for pre-order:
Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/bigamazon
iTunes: http://hyperurl.co/bigitunes

UK Live Dates 2017:
27.04 Belfast, The Empire: http://hyperurl.co/bigbelfast
28.04 Edinburgh, La Belle Angele: http://hyperurl.co/bigedinburgh
29.04 London, The Borderline: http://hyperurl.co/biglondon

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Danny Bryant has announced two exclusive UK Big Band album release shows. Danny will be performing with a nine-piece big band. The band has been specially assembled and will feature keys, and a four-piece brass section. The ensemble will begin touring select venues in Europe in January 2017 (see below) culminating with the release of a live album recorded at these shows in April 2017. Danny will be performing re tooled and re-arranged songs from his back catalogue alongside many of his all-time favourite Blues classics.

Danny has been nominated for ‘Best Guitarist‘ in the 2016 European Blues Awards. Please take a look at all the nominees and place your vote here

You can book tickets for the UK dates on the links below –

28 APRIL –  EDINBURGH, LA BELLE ANGELE: TICKETS

29 APRIL – LONDON, THE BORDERLINE: TICKETS

Tickets are also  on sale for the Big In Europe Tour. These shows will be recorded for a live album to be release in  April 2017, ready for the UK Big Band Shows!

27th January   Jazzhaus, Freiburg, Germany: TICKETS
28th January   W2, Den Bosch, Netherlands: TICKETS
29th January   Harmonie, Bonn, Germany: TICKETS

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