The Jubilee Queen rocked to the rhythms of DJ Norman Jay MBE as it sailed out of Padstow and on the Camel Estuary for the first Doom Bar Session.

The intimate gig literally sailed out over the infamous sandbank after which Sharp’s Brewery’s best-selling cask ale is named.

Norman Jay Doom BarPassengers enjoyed a full Norman Jay set, including a number of Aretha Franklin classics, paying a timely tribute to the American Queen of Soul, who passed away last week.

A major force on the London scene, Norman Jay was awarded an MBE in 2002 for his services to music. He runs the legendary Good Times stage at Notting Hill Carnival, which is a huge attraction for those attending the atmospheric August event.

Good Times now attracts an estimated 15,000 revellers a day during the carnival and has also extended into a series of compilation CDs.

The following day, Norman tweeted: “Have to say that Cornish crowd were proper up for it last night. A brilliant night. Padstow was absolutely rocking.”

South West-based DJ ‘Mr Deluxx’ also tweeted: “What an absolute blast! Norman Jay MBE was on fire last night on the Jubilee Queen. Just an education in DJing from start to finish. Big thanks to Sharp’s Brewery.”

Sharp’s took the opportunity to announce a winter Doom Bar Session, which will take place on Saturday, December 8, offering even more fun and funk across the Doom Bar. Keep an eye on Sharp’s social pages for details of yet another awesome music act for this.


‘Awesome music acts’


Sharp’s senior brand Manager, James Nicholls, said: “Oh, what a night. We are thrilled to be bringing such awesome music acts to North Cornwall as part of our new Doom Bar Sessions, and Norman Jay kicked it off perfectly.

“With these unique and intimate gigs out on the water, we want to give people a chance to relax and enjoy some quality tunes while taking in the amazing coastline and enjoying a beer.

“Our flagship beer is named after the Doom Bar sandbank, which lies underneath the Camel Estuary, a short distance from the brewery, so these Doom Bar Sessions honour this natural wonder and showcase how amazing this part of Cornwall we call home is.”

He added: “We’ll be announcing the winter session act in the near future, so look out for that and get set to join us for some more fun out on the Doom Bar in December.”

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