Hosted by Celeb Chef & Cookbook Author Bob Blumer at His Hollywood Hills Home
Inspired by last year’s exclusive ‘Friday-Eve Live’ event at Blumer’s Hollywood Hills home, Blumer, the Lloyd Cellars team, and music partners A&R Worldwide have envisioned an annual event we’re calling the ‘Surreal Showcase’ featuring artist Will Sweeny (@willsweeny). Additionally, Will’s teaser video featuring his new track ‘Missing You,’ posted below, spotlights his friend Grey Coutts (@greycoutts) artwork. Grey will be exhibiting his abstract works and painting live at the event!
This exclusive, invite-only event brings together the perfect trilogy of lux wine, culinary wizardry, and musical showcase against the stunning backdrop of the iconic Hollywood sign. If you’re in the entertainment business, culinary world, or a member of the media, email us to request an invite to attend this private one-of-kind music and culinary mash-up!
RSVP Request Required: Joel@LloydCellars.com • Invite Non-Transferable • Due to Limited Space and Food Planning, Please Only RSVP if You are Certain of Your Attendance • Must be 21 • Valet Provided
Gastronaut, artist, and eight-time Guinness World Record holder Bob Blumer is the creator and host of the television series Surreal Gourmet, Glutton for Punishment, and a producer and host of World’s Weirdest Restaurants. His shows air on various networks in more than twenty countries worldwide. Follow Blumer’s culinary adventures on Instagram at @bobblumer.
Blumer will create a surreal passed-apps menu to pair with Lloyd Cellars and Prescription Vineyards wines and a musical showcase – staged rooftop overlooking Blumer’s patio – featuring singer-songwriter and rocker Will Sweeny!
The Surreal Gourmet Menu
Parsnip & Bacon Soup Shooters
House-Cured Salmon Sno-Cones
Grilled Pesto Pizza
Steak & Potatowich
The Will Sweeny Story
Los Angeles, 1993: Being blessed in his mother’s womb by music legend Little Richard was how Will Sweeny’s career and life began when the icon placed his hands on her pregnant stomach in a hotel lobby and shouted, ‘God bless this child, Lord!’
English through and through, but with such a life blessing linking him to the U.S., it’s no wonder Will has gone on to perform his music around the world and has returned to Los Angeles to record his debut solo venture.
Will hails from Cheshire, England, where he would spend hours hitting upturned pans with wooden spoons as soon as he was old enough to sit up. His love of music and drumming had begun. He got his first set of drums as a child and studied music in college. There, he formed his first band, “White Eskimo,” playing drums, and his music career took off in the U.K.
Will soon became the group’s frontman and went on to perform his music in England’s hottest venues, including The 02 Arena in London, Brixton Academy, and his packed and extended residencies at the infamous Cavern Club. Will has now made the exciting move State-side as a debut solo artist to fulfill! He has opened for top groups, including The Jam, and has appeared regularly across National television and radio, including The BBC and ITV. Will even brought his previous band to L.A. and entered the live scene at the top with an opening show at The Whiskey and a resounding demand for more U.S. shows…
He has spent his time during quarantine honing the music he has always wanted most to create and writing new songs for his album release. Will shared about his new solo music, “I want to bend marketing rules, break the usual boxes people try to tick when classifying a new artist. My influences are everything from Elvis Presley to Guns N’ Roses, and that shows in my sound and writing.” Will says about his live shows, “I like to knock people off their feet with the electricity of performing, make them want the night never to end. My stage act is all about fun, showmanship, and connection.”