Like many an epic quest, Danny Vaughn’s journey to make his masterwork Myths, Legends and Lies has been beset by obstacles and ordeals, But today -Friday 14th June – Danny is proud to give the story a happy ending as the album hits its eagerly-anticipated release date.
A man who values his fans. Danny has just uploaded a special thank-you video for all the belief and support his friends, family and fans have shown bringing this project to reality: his first solo release album in eleven years.
It’s one that Danny managed to bring to release, despite serious problems that came to light with the PledgeMusic platform he was using. And it’s a testimony to Danny’s vision and commitment – plus the loyalty of Danny’s fans and his close relationship with them, that the project triumphed over those setbacks.
Myths, Legends and Lies is thesolo album Danny Vaughn has always wanted to make. Though best-known as the frontman of Tyketto, Danny’s solo project showcases his range and talents as singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and storyteller.
Creatively, Myths, Legends and Lies is what Danny describes as “the music I make when left to my own devices.“ That’s paid off. “Sometimes,” say The Rock Pit, approvingly, “you have to have the courage of your convictions, do things your own way, listen to no-one but that voice in your head and create something just for yourself. Rarely does that roll of the dice pay off as well as on Myths, Legends & Lies.”
“It’s an album I’ve been talking about making for over fourteen years,” Danny explains, “A bunch of songs I call my orphans: they’re a group of numbers, collected over decades, that I never found a proper home for.”
“Well let me tell you this,” reply Midlands Metalheads, “those ‘orphans’ have now had the time to grow strong and unite together on this truly great record.”
Rock ‘N’ Load give the album 10/10: “14 tracks of outstanding quality… Danny has certainly poured his heart and soul into making the album he has always wanted to and whilst some may say this is a tad ambitious… I am inclined to say it delivers on so many levels – so what? Sit back, grab a beer and enjoy the ride.”
And so, despite all the obstacles and pitfalls it faced, Myths, Legends & Lies has kept on track for its promised release date. Recorded, engineered and mixed by Tim Hamill at Sonic One Studios, Llangennech, Wales, the mastering was completed by Sean Magee [Deep Purple, John Lennon, The Ramones, and The Beatles] at Abbey Road Studios. Now, this impressive album is fully released via Townsend Music. Judge for yourself and enjoy!
UK Live Dates
July 11: Bannermans in Edinburgh, UK
July 12: Waterloo Music Bar in Blackpool, UK
July 19: Queen’s Hall, Nuneaton
July 20: Tivoli, Buckley
Aug 16: The Dreadnought in Bathgate, UK
Aug 17: The Diamond Rock Bar in Ballymena, N. Ireland
Aug 22: The Black Heart, London
Aug 23: The Cluny, Newcastle
Aug 29: Eleven, Stoke On Trent
Aug 30: The Asylum, Birmingham sed0 \lsdqfor