Latest Announcements

Coronavirus Update - Impact on Gigs 

Due to the closures of pubs, bars and venues all Distant Sun gigs have been cancelled until further notice

Let's smash this virus up and get it out of our way so we can all return to normal as quickly as possible


Stay healthy and safe everyone



Gig Cancellation! 

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.

Coronavirus Update - Impact on Gigs 

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.

2020 Gig Dates Announced!! 

We have announced our first dates for next year - check out the gigs section for details!

Canceled Gig 

We have had to cancel our gig at The Shoulder of Mutton on Sat 7th Dec. Our last gig of 2019 will be at The Jolly Sailors on 1st Dec.

We will publish our 2020 gig listings soon! 

Distant Sun to perform at The OVO Energy Womens Tour 

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 to headline UnicornFest 2019 

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

Distant Sun to headline Capstock 2019 

Distant Sun are delighted to have been selected to headline Capstock on 31st Aug 2019. Capstock is a private festival based in Haddiscoe with all proceeds going to charity

Gig Postponed and New Gig Booked 

Our gig at Blofield Football Club has been postponed and we will now be appearing at The Shoulder of Mutton in Strumpshaw on Sat 31st March. Music starts at 21:00 - we hope you can join us

Gigs Postponed! 

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.

2018 Gig Dates Announced! 

Our 2018 gig list has been published on our gigs section! Navigate to the gigs section to check out our dates

Over the next few months we will be revamping our website to reflect our new line up so keep checking back for updates!


Welcome to Distant Sun Guy Nottage! 

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!


Lewis is Leaving Distant Sun 

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing our lead guitarist Lewis Hickin is leaving Distant Sun and will be moving on to new things. Lewis has been in the band along with Nick and Rafe for 17 years and during this time has played hundreds of gigs, performed in various festivals, recorded multiple EPs/Albums and featured in 4 music videos. Lewis's unique style of driven-melodic guitar playing formed an integral part to the sound of Distant Suns first 2 albums and his talents as a lead guitarist will be greatly missed.

Lewis will be performing his last two gigs with Distant Sun at the end of this month at Broadfarm in Fleggburgh on Sat 27th May and finally at The Jolly Sailors in Pakefield on Sun 28th May. We hope as many of you as possible can attend these gigs to give Lewis a tremendous send off.

As Distant Sun and as individuals we all wish Lewis the very best in the future and would like to thank him for all the years of hard work, fun, creativity and great chimes!

Photo - LMJ Pixels

Gig Cancellation 

Unfortunately our gig tonight at The Brickmakers has been cancelled. We are hoping to return to Norwich soon and will keep you up to date with any future bookings in the city.


This event is nearly upon us! It promises to be a fantastic night for a very worthy cause and we are very much looking forward to being a part of it. With approx 1000 tickets already sold there are only a few tickets remaining but you can get yours right now by following the link below; 

We hope you can make it to the Tower Complex in Great Yarmouth this Saturday and support this event to raise money for the Anchorage Trust.

2017 Gig Dates Announced! 

We have published a list of our 2017 gig dates so far in the 'gig's section of this website, check it out!

Noasis and The Complete Stone Roses Gig Confirmed! 

We are delighted to announce that we will be supporting two awesome Manchester tribute bands 'Noasis' and 'The Complete Stone Roses' on Sat 11th March 2017 at the Tower Complex, Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth to raise money for the Anchorage Trust. This will be a great night of anthemic guitar music for a very worthy cause so please join us and get yourselves mad fer it!

Here is some more info for you;

The Anchorage Trust is proud to announce that we have secured two of the biggest tribute bands in the UK. The Complete Stone Roses & Noasis. This fundraiser will be huge. Both bands provide the real live experience of these legendary bands. 
There will be a raffle on the night and other local live acts TBC. 
Not only will you have an incredible night but you will also change lives. This event will raise much needed funds for the work of the Anchorage Trust. Please invite your friends. 
Tickets can be purchsed via paypal - 
Tickets are £15 but you can benefit from the early bird price of £10 before the end of November plus £1 for postage. 
This event is 18+ ID will be required. Ticket non refundable for refused entry.

2017 Gigs 

We will shortly be publishing our current gig list for 2017, stand by for dates....!

Gig Cancellation 

Unfortunately we have had to cancel our gig at the Brickmakers in Norwich on 06/09/16. This gig will be rearranged and when a new date is agreed we will publish it here.