Danny George Wilson’s formidable credentials go back to his days in seminal UK roots rock band Grand Drive with brother Julian, a solo album released on Paris-based tastemaker label Fargo Records and six albums of consistently high calibre output on Loose Music with the revolving cast of his Danny & The Champions of the World incarnation. In 2016 the Champs swept the boards at the inaugural UK Americana Awards, winning with Album, Artist and Song of the Year. Alongside Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Goldrush, Saint Etienne) and Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) he released an eponymous album as Bennett Wilson Poole in 2018 (“instant classics… hints of Willie and Levon” Bud Scoppa, Uncut) – bagging another UK Americana Awards ‘Artist of the Year’ alongside being voted Americana UK’s ‘Band of the Year’.
His latest album, Another Place, has been acclaimed by press and fans alike, voted Americana UK’s Album of the Year for 2021. A departure for Wilson, the album presents a vibrant and diverse collection of startling, impressionistic songs created in collaboration with Sussex-based studio wizard Hamish Benjamin. The album features contributions from Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Gerard Love (Teenage Fanclub) and Emma Swift.
“an idiosyncratic gem…one of Wilson’s finest” ★★★★ Mojo
“Wilson’s weather-beaten voice is an atmospheric conduit for tales of troubled romance and hopes for happier times ahead” Uncut
“mightily impressive” ★★★★ Daily Express
“sheer beauty” ★★★★ RnR