Danny & The Champions Of The World

Danny & The Champions Of The World have unveiled their brand new single ‘Waiting For The Right Time’, along with an accompanying video which premiered on Folk Radio yesterday. 

Danny & The Champs have always prided themselves on soulful, honest music, and this new single, released on Friday 23rd June, has that in spades. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EQhZqNF5F0

Danny Wilson tells us, “Waiting For The Right Time is the opening track on our new album ‘Brilliant Light’. I wrote it after watching the fantastic documentary about Ronnie Lane, ‘Passing Show’. It’s about wanting to get back to the heart of things – a more simple life perhaps. We wanted to make a video in our natural habitat, something real and honest, so we thought we’d get our friend and collaborator Pete Millson and his very talented film maker son Elliot to film us at our favourite pub and very regular haunt The Betsey Trotwood, in Farringdon London. Might see you down there one of these days!”

With the new album ‘Brilliant Light’ Danny Wilson has made his All Things Must Pass – a big record of hit after hit stretching over two albums, plus a further bonus set of instrumentals. He’s allowed both himself and his band the absolute freedom to explore, experiment, and collaborate, and they’ve grabbed it with both hands. Hidden away somewhere in this diverse collection you’ll find the question “can we release ourselves back into the brilliant light?”. For Danny the brilliant light is creativity, but more than that it’s collaborative creativity, and the process of birthing these songs, both by design and then serendipity, has been to maximise the creative potential of all The Champs.

Of the eighteen songs on this magnificent double album, Waiting For The Right Time is the only track solely composed by Danny; personal philosophy, reflections on Ronnie Lane, and a paean to neckerchief rock all rolled into one. The music video features the band in their entirety performing the song in one of their most loved pubs; The Betsey Trotwood.

‘Brilliant Light’ comes out on the 30th June, via Loose.

+ special guests William The Conqueror


12 Sep – LEEDS Brudenell

13 Sep - NOTTINGHAM Maze

14 Sep - SHEFFIELD Plug

15 Sep - MANCHESTER Soup Kitchen

16 Sep - GATESHEAD Caedmon Hall

18 Sep - BRISTOL Lantern

19 Sep - CAMBRIDGE Junction 2

20 Sep - LONDON Scala

21 Sep - CARDIFF Globe

22 Sep - OXFORD Bullingdon





Photo by Peter Hames Millson. Download hi-res version here. Download Brilliant Light artwork here.