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!
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!
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 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
We will be performing at The Grosvenor Casino, Great Yarmouth on Sunday 4th September 2016. The event will be held in the gardens at the front of the Casino on Marine Parade and music will be starting at 20:00. The Grosvenor will be putting on regular music nights to offer the people of Yarmouth and Marine Parade something different on a Sunday evening and we are pleased to be a part of it! NB - unfortunately this event is not suitable for young families because there is an age restriction.
- Over 18s only - Free Entry - No membership required - proof of age may be necessary
Distant Sun will be performing at the Down By the River indie music festival at the Waterfront in Norwich next month alongside classic indie acts such as Wonder Stuff, House of Love and the Primitives. There are still some tickets left so purchase yours today and join us for a day of total indie bliss! (Sunday 29th May 2016)
We are pleased to share that our new single 'Escaping Fate' will be added to the Pretty Green UK fashion stores playlist in during the month of may! The clothing store was founded in 2009 by Liam Gallagher and the brand aims to unite people through a love of music and fashion - we look forward to getting involved!
We have set up an SMS messaging service so that you can simply text "FATE" to 85888 to download our new single 'Escaping Fate'! When you send your text message you will receive confirmation and will be sent a download link for the single when it's released on 01/04/16. Downloads cost £1, which will be deducted as soon as the track is downloaded - so please get texting and spread the word!
Big thanks to Alex Lester and BBC Radio 2 for playing our new single 'Escaping Fate' last night and big thanks also to Mike Mills. Here is the link in case you'd like to listen back - we are on at about 1h45mins! Hope you enjoy!
The release date of our new single 'Escaping Fate' has been moved to Friday 1st April 2016. We will shortly be getting an SMS keyword feature which will allow you to download the single straight from your phone via text message. Full details will be provided as soon as we get them.