Daniel Champagne is an acoustic guitarist from Australia. His mix of percussive body hits and classical training makes for a wild and intriguing performance. Many guitars have been fractured and pulled apart due to Champagne’s intense playing style. On his new record “The Gypsy Moon (Volumes I & II)” you can hear the complex finger picking, tapping, slapping and riffing that pours out of Daniel’s fingertips.
The guitar style is impressive to witness, but Champagne’s stage presence is equally alluring. He will take breaks and slow down, allowing viewers to get some rest and heighten his explosive dynamic. It feels like something other than guitar music; a futuristic, neo-folk attitude with one guitar acting as a full band. Champagne has been playing music since before he could finish times tables and has no plans of stopping.
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2. Acland Street
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