In 2011, Daniel Champagne appeared in
There’s no better way to describe this astonishing young talent than to quote the critics. "Daniel is proof that the acoustic guitar’s only limit is our imagination. It's a thrill to see a young artist with so much creativity, desire and talent using the instrument in a unique way" -- Lloyd Spiegel. "His on-stage presence radiates a musical maturity well beyond his years and a phenomenal method of playing the guitar leaves audiences thrilled” -- TE Herald, Newcastle. "Reaching into Folk, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Rock and other styling’s, with nods to virtuosos too numerous to mention, Champagne has created a pastiche all of his own..." – BDN.
ARTIST WEBSITE: danielchampagnemusic.com.au/danielchampagnemusic.html
The most talked-about rising star of Australia's next generation, Daniel Champagne delivers a very impressive one-man-show. Reaching musical heights far beyond his years, he has a way with his guitar that must be seen to be believed, often sounding closer to a three-piece band than the 21 year old singer songwriter guitarist.
His signature explosion of 2-hand tapping, body percussion and fiery runs in a swag of different tunings, is as exciting to see as it is to hear. The same versatility can be said for his writing and material.
Daniel has released two celebrated studio EPs, My Own Design (2009) and Wide Eyed and Open (2010). He has also performed at some of the foremost folk and blues festivals around the world including the Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Nationals (Australia), Vancouver Folk Festival and the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival to name a few.