Danny R & Paul Gillings
18:00-18:45 Gardens Stage
Saturday 18 June
Hand crafted acoustic Blues-Rock from singer-songwriters Danny R and Paul Gillings. The soulful, grit-infused beauty of Danny R’s voice, backed by his own expert guitar playing, is interwoven with harmonica virtuoso Paul Gillings’ lyrical note choice to create something that you genuinely won’t have heard anywhere else.
In 2019, Paul released the acoustic blues album: You Don’t Even Know, which reached number 9 in the Independent Blues Broadcasting Association charts and a follow up album mid last year: Invisible Prison, an electric blues album that reached number 5 in the Roots Music Report chart. Since May 2020 Paul was made an endorser for Seydel, the world’s oldest harmonica company. Danny has been playing the guitar from age 15 and started singing when he was 22. Since the age of 16, Danny has played both the electric and acoustic guitar within a number of bands and duos.
Danny’s first release as Danny R; Me, You & Eko was recorded by Paul in his home studio and released on all digital platforms in December 2019. After featuring on several of each others recorded tracks and enjoying the creative process, Danny invited Paul to his rehearsal at Cafe Studios in Lowestoft to jam out a few numbers and see how it went. Paul initially fancied playing bass in an attempt to, in his words, ‘mix it up a bit’, lasting just one session before jumping in on the harmonica.
Access and What to Expect
The Garden Stage can be enjoyed from the Boating Lake area of Kensington Gardens, and seating is available.
The Boating Lake has level tarmacked pathways with grassed areas.