The Gunton Arms, Cromer Road, Thorpe Market, Norfolk, NR11 8TZ
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For the third edition of the Gunton Festival of Food & Music we welcome DADDY LONG LEGS, Hollie Cook, The Arlenes, Jarrod Dickenson, Sister Cookie, Son of Dave and The Cesarians plus DJs Dean Chalkley, Iriana Mancini, DJ Sure Delight and Cromer Soul Club DJs.
The Gunton Festival of Food & Music is a glorious celebration of The Gunton Arms holy trinity – Food, music and drink. The acclaimed Gunton restaurant will be open throughout the festival plus the popular outdoor Gunton BBQ . We’re expanded the outside food court even more delicious food vendors handpicked by Gunton head chef Stuart Tattersall from across the UK.
"Certainly it's worth waiting for – the Gunton Arms is there to feed you. It's the kind of place where, having eaten, you crave a lie-down... I want to go back to the Gunton Arms. I want to go back soon" – Jay Rayner, The Guardian
Described by The Independent as a “Rock & Roll Hunting Lodge” The Gunton Arms is located in the beautiful thousand acre deer park which surrounds Gunton Hall near Cromer in North Norfolk. Stuart Tattersall (Former Head Chef at Mark Hix) cooks from local ingredients including venison from the deer park.
"...like Chicago blues fired at the moon, played by the demented children of the Pretty Things." Rolling Stone
"DADDY LONG LEGS takes the blues and turns them inside out, upside down, round about and renews their primal energy. My favorite rompin’ stompin’ New York band of the moment." Lenny Kaye
"DADDY LONG LEGS have finally made a studio album that matches their reputation as a firecracker live act. These 12 original songs expand and solidify their blues-punk sound while keeping alive a tradition and vital part of American roots music. Sounds great!" Jon Spencer
DADDY LONG LEGS headline The Gunton Festival of Food & Music 2019! The Brooklyn trio have just finished a very successful May UK tour including a sell out show at Norwich Arts Centre. DLL have just released their brilliant new album Lowdown Ways, produced by Jimmy Sutton from JD McPherson. Lowdon Ways sees the boys widen their sonic horizons with field hollers, gospel, Cajun, and Mississippi Hill Music, coupled with their renowned supercharged, harp-driven R&B bangers. Expect an amazing high energy RnB show from the prodigal sons of Dr Feelgood!
Hollie Cook blew up last year with her album “Vessel of Love” produced by the legendary Martin “Youth” Glover with its sweet mix of Lovers Rock , dub and rock steady or “Tropical Pop” as Hollie describes it. Hollie is the daughter of Sex Pistol Paul Cook and started her music career as a member of the re-formed Slits with family friend Ari Up in 2006. She then went onto form her own band who quickly gained recognition and success including playing with The Stones Roses at their Manchester reunion shows at the personal request of Ian Brown and Later with... Jools. Hollie and her band are the perfect musical accompaniment to a day in the sun on the Gunton deer park!
Jarrod Dickenson hails from Waco, Texas and is now based in Nashville via Brooklyn. Jarrod spends most of his time on the road bringing his own particular brand of soulful Americana to a wide variety of music loving audiences around the globe.
Local musicians Steve and Stephanie Pulford embarked on a 30 year musical adventure with The Arlenes in North London that took them to California and Nashville and back to Norfolk 7 years ago. The husband and wife duo rose to the forefront of the UK’s new country movement in the late 90s and release an eagerly anticipated new album , “One More Hill To Climb”, in 2019.
Sister Cookie exploded out of the London vintage soul and blues scene in the late 2000’s and has been blowing the roofs off venues with her white hot band ever since with slamming jump blues and soulful gospel.
Son of Dave is a Bluesman. Not traditional, but has begun a new tradition perhaps. Playing harmonica, layering up beatbox grooves, stomping and playing percussion, then writing passionate growling infectious songs overtop, he defies category. A truly maverick Bluesman.
The Cesarians are unlike anything else you will see at The Gunton Festival or any other festival come to that – Imagine Ken Russell directing a Lee Bowery ballet in a Bauhaus- constructed set to a score composed by Mahler and performed by The Residents!
(The) Red Dear: siblings Dylan and Izzy, 18 & 16 from Norwich, don’t have a TV. Instead, they write and record psychedelic folk music. Acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies form the basis of their music, with a little bit of electric guitar, and some other weird stuff; they play acoustic guitars with cello bows, use a 43 string autoharp, and create atmospheric sounds.
Formed in early 2016, the duo’s first EP “Demo” resulted in lots of local radio play, and the song “Paper Dust” received national airplay on BBC Radio One. In 2018, they released their second EP “An Imperfect Cadence”.