Damian Knapp - Songwriter/Guitarist/Performer
Damian Knapp Bio - Damian Knapp-Songwriter/Guitarist/Vocalist
Damian Knapp has been performing and recording his music since 1996. Currently he performs solo both acoustic and electric with jam tracks in a myriad of musical styles including Blues, Jazz, Country, Classic Rock, 1950's Rock 'a' Billy, 80's Pop, 90's Alternative and New Rock. Damian likes to play at the request of his audience and create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere. With well over a thousand songs in his song list, he genre hops to satisfy any particular audience he finds himself entertaining.
Early in 2020 before the pandemic arrived, Damian placed in the top 25% after advancing to the semi-finals at the annual International Blues Challenge in Memphis,TN on Beal St. You can view the video Goin' To Realsville on this website. The short film and music video documents his travels and experiences in the Mississippi Delta after the competition.
Besides being a one man human jukebox, Damian also records and releases his own original music on his own label Fester Presley Records. He released a full length Blues album Decay in our Cities in March of 2020. His brand new album Maui in the Sun, an eclectic blend of American music styles, is scheduled for release in May 2021. Earlier releases include Final Justice (2002), Hellhounds and Hot Foot Powder (2003), Will You Cry When I Die? (2006), Live From Realsville (2018), and Songs and Poems by Peter (2019). Later in 2021 he plans to release a 20th Anniversary collection of songs performed by his former band Machine Gun Mary. The audio songs featured on this site showcase his original material, enjoy!