Daniel Champagne

Birth Name Daniel Champagne
Born June 21, 1992
City Nashville
Genres Acoustic, Fingerstyle, Alternative/Indie, Pop, Folk
Instruments Guitar
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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 – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf).

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Daniel Champagne ~ The Pursuit (live at Lefty’s Music Hall)
Daniel Champagne ~ The Pursuit (live at Lefty’s Music Hall)
Daniel Champagne on Audiotree Live (Full Session)
Daniel Champagne on Audiotree Live (Full Session)
Daniel Champagne - That’s Why I Still Chase The Sky | Sofar Dallas - Fort Worth
Daniel Champagne - That’s Why I Still Chase The Sky | Sofar Dallas - Fort Worth

This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’.

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

How To Play Guitar Like Daniel Champagne

Daniel is a wonderful player and truefire were lucky enough to get him to make this fantastic course. Essentials: Percussive Fingerstyle is probably one of my favourite true fire courses, Daniel is not only a great player but also a very solid teacher. If your looking for something a little different in the fingerstyle department check out this course. 

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A Must-Have For Fingerstyle Friends I’ve met maestro Clive on a few occasions some years ago. He is such a pleasant and charming person to be around, everybody likes him instantly, be it in direct conversation or from far on stage. In his concerts he acts like a magician, who makes everything seem easy and effortlessly in his playing. All of this shines through here, an inspiration! Sure, this course was a no-brainer for me, and it even exceeds my expectations by far, there are lots of those bits you can use at once and put into practice, even if you don’t want to play the pieces note for note. Apart from that the entertainment to watch him play would be reason enough.


Chase the sky

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