The John Peel Centre, Stowmarket
Thursday 4th November 2021
was back on stage, his first
The set was pretty
much vintage Danny, more than ably assisted by Paul Mallatratt on bass, Dave
Raeburn on drums and on keys the wonderful Stevie Watts. As ever Bryant’s
showmanship was prevalent, constantly looking to get the good sized
crowd involved. We were introduced to several tracks from the new album
The back catalogue was not forgotten, the album Hurricane supplied the chunky riffs and rasping vocals of ‘Prisoner Of The Blues’ and its best track, the soulful ‘Painkiller’. From the acclaimed Means Of Escape the sublime guitar licks of ‘Tired Of Trying’ and ‘Nine Lives’. Back in this set was Danny’s favourite, Dylan’s ‘Girl From The North Country’, a relic from one of his early albums and to keep all the guitar enthusiasts happy, a masterful rendition of Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Little Wing’.
Finishing the set we were treated to ‘Heartbreaker’, a no holds barred rock song with its forceful guitar riffs, complete with keyboard, drum and bass solos. To close the show, the encore was the haunting ‘Love Of Angels’, a terrific way to wind up an evening of quality blues/rock. Judging by the activity on the merchandise stand after the show, the audience thoroughly enjoyed what they had witnessed, and went home clutching their signed copies of The Rage To Survive.
see/hear Danny and the band in the
Words: Bronwen Harvey
Photo: Laurence Harvey