Royston blues artist reaches number one with critically acclaimed album

PUBLISHED: 12:17 05 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:17 05 February 2016

Danny Bryant

Danny Bryant

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An internationally acclaimed blues artist with deep Royston roots has released a new album to rave reviews.

PICTURE: TX63 Music Photography.PICTURE: TX63 Music Photography.

Fans were so keen to get hold of Danny Bryant’s album Blood Money that it has been at number 1 on the Amazon Blues pre-order chart since it was announced back in October, and has hit number 1 in the iTunes Blues Chart in the UK, Germany and Switzerland.

Despite finding global fame in the world of music, Danny is a home bird at heart, and still lives in the town he grew up in.

He said: “I am very proud to be from Royston. I have lived in the town all of my life and, although I am now fortunate to travel to many different countries, there is no place like home! Growing up in the town I have always felt strong support for my music and a great sense of community.”

By the age of 15 Royston-born Danny had already begun playing the guitar.

Three years later he went professional and since then he has toured the world, performing with the likes of guitar great Carlos Santana and the late Joe Cocker.

The new album, released by Jazzhaus Records, features special guests Walter Trout and Bernie Marsden – Danny says featuring musicians of their calibre is one of his career highlights.

He wanted to record an introspective album, to return to his roots and to pay homage to his musical influences.

On the Rocks is a salute to the late blues guitarist and singer Albert Collins, Holding All The Cards recognises the influence of Jimmy Reed, while Unchained harks back to vintage Albert King Stax recordings of the 1960s.

To find out more about Danny, visit www.dannybryant.com.

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