We have added 2 more festive dates to the calendar this year for our stripped back 'DS Acoustic' set brought to you by DS brothers Nick and Rafe. The first new date will be a debut performance at The Feathers in Gorleston on Sat Dec 18th followed by the NYE party at The Turnstone in Hopton (free entry)
We will be performing at the Dock Tavern Charity Music Day 11 this Sunday in Gorleston on Sea. It is an excellent event featuring lots of top bands from the local area to help raise money toward the Norfolk & Suffolk Animal Trust as well as the Great Yarmouth First Responders. It is a free entry event but collection buckets will be circulating and wristbands will also be on sale to help raise money for the recent flood damage suffered by the Dock Tavern
Here is a running order for the day;
13:00 Lincoln Skins 14:00 Wendy House Collective 15:00 Whippet 16:00 Distant Sun 17:00 The 'H' Gang
Due to the measures currently in place to slow down the spread of the coronavirus our gig at The Orchard Gardens this Saturday has been cancelled. Stay healthy everyone and hopefully we'll see you at a gig soon.
All listed Distant Sun gigs are scheduled to go ahead as planned unless otherwise stated. If any of the band members are required to self isolate and the isolation period runs over a gig date announcements will be made on here and across our social media platforms to advise that the impacted gig will be cancelled. Equally - if we learn that any of our venues have gone in to lock down over one of our gig dates we will again publish an announcement to advise of the gig cancellation.
We hope you all stay safe and healthy and we hope to see you at a Distant Sun gig soon.
Distant Sun will be performing on Sunday 9th June for the pre-event gathering of the OVO Energy Womens Tour international cycle race. The band performance will be taking place on an outdoor stage in the town centre of Beccles following a Q&A session with those involved in the race. It will be a great way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon in June so come and join us. Here is some more info about the Tour below;
This year’s OVO Energy Women’s Tour Grand Depart in Suffolk will take place between Beccles and Stowmarket, marking the first time that both market towns will host Britain’s leading women’s procycling race. Ninety-six of the world’s best female riders will line up in Beccles on Monday 10 June to tackle a 157.6-kilometre (98-mile) route that will take in the northern and central parts of the county before finishing in Stowmarket. Fans watching the action unfold at the finish on Ipswich Street will benefit from seeing a field comprising Olympic, world and national champions pass through the line twice during the stage. Suffolk has previously hosted the opening stage in 2015 (Bury St Edmunds to Aldeburgh) and 2018 (Framlingham to Southwold), as well as co-hosting the 2016 race start (Southwold to Norwich) with neighbouring Norfolk.
Distant Sun are very proud to be headlining the first ever UnicornFest, held at the Turnstone in Hopton on Sea on 30/06/19 13:00 - 18:30.
Unicorn Fest is a live music charity event organised by Natasha Garforth in memory of hers and Distant Sun singer Rafes baby daughter Catarina Ruby Garforth. Catarina passed away during an emergency C-Section on 17th October 2018. This event will raise valuable funding towards The Rosemary Suite at the James Paget Hospital. This suite is specifically for mothers who have lost their baby, for after care and recovery. The money we raise will go towards items for this suite.
Performance times are to be confirmed but Distant Sun will be taking to the stage at approx. 17:15
Due to adverse weather conditions we have unfortunately had to postpone our gigs this weekend. The gig at the Turnstone tonight has been provisionally rearranged for Sat 21st April and our gig at Potters Leisure has been postponed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience but we feel in the interest of safety and a good night for all we have made the right decision.
We are pleased to announce that our new lead guitarist is our good friend Guy Nottage! Guy used to perform in a band with Nick and Rafe back in the early 2000s and we are delighted to be teaming up with him once more. Guy brings with him a wealth of gigging experience both as a front man in a band and as a solo performer and will add a new dimension to the Distant Sun sound.
Our first gig with our new line up will be at The California Tavern on Sat 15th July. You can expect to hear some new material in our set and a fresh dynamic to our performances so we hope you can join us at a gig soon!