Q&A: Daniel Champagne
What makes you happiest about what you’re doing?
Just that it's all I really want to do at the moment. I get to travel to all these amazing places, meet all these amazing people and never have to worry about anything other than turning up on time and playing music.
What do you hate about the music industry?
Nothing at all. I just think there's so much room and freedom these days to get whatever you want out of it as long as you know what that is and keep working towards it.
If you could travel back in time and show one of your musical heroes your stuff, who would it be and why?
Jimi Hendrix because I'd just like to shake his hand and watch him play. He was a massive influence and I think he'd be genuinely interested in what's happened since he left. Thinking about it...maybe Robert Johnson also.
How long have you been playing, gigging and writing?
I've been playing since I was four or five, writing since I was 14 or 15 and gigging since about then, but only full time since I left high school...about four years now.
Do you have any record releases to date? What are they? Where can I get them?
The 2011 album Pint Of Mystery and this year's EP Real Live both can be tracked down at danielchampagnemusic.com.
When’s the gig and with who?
Saturday June 23 at the Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh. It's my official Real Live EP launch and there will be a few special guests on the night.