‘Satellite City‘ by Aussie singer-songwriter Daniel Champagne is an ideal example of a folk, acoustic ballad, stripped from anything unnecessary. Dan’s passionate voice, and his exceptional percussive guitar are more than enough. to make our day with ‘Satellite City‘. Some regard him as the future of folk; Despite I don’t wanna burden this unique artist with such a heavy load, I will drink to that.
Here, at Last Day Deaf, we are more than excited to premiere such an excellent & addictive tune. This is it then:
The artist’s quote: “‘Satellite City‘ is a beat heavy percussion and vocal song which is one of my favorites to play on the road right now.”
SHORT BIO ABOUT DANIEL CHAMPAGNE
One reviewer recently wrote –’Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)
The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road. The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco, Jake Shimabukuro, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Albert Lee and Kaki King – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, Gypsy Moon Volumes 1 and 2, his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. His latest full length release DzFault Linesdz is available now and his new project, Satellite City EP, will be released over the course of Fall 2018, with the first single Satellite City out Sept 14th. As one reviewer recently wrote, Dzstill in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scenedz (The Dwarf).