Hugely successful Afro-jazz band, Freshlyground, is the inspiration for this room, in which, you guessed it, music is everywhere. Toby Attwell is brother to band member Simon and is their resident artist; in charge of the design of all the bands marketing materials and CD covers. After consultation with the band, Toby set to work on this shrine to music. The result is a cheerful contemporary room with hours of listening pleasure.
Freshlyground’s room surrounds the bedside CD player, just above the bed, hand music discs, each one a selection of music by the individual band members. Each compilation shares the favourite and most inspirational music of that band member and collectively, spans across many a decade and genre of music. There is also an additional CD for lulling one off to sleep.
On the wall at the foot of the bed, a series of circular lights mirror the CDs on the opposing wall. Each round light is back-lit and features a vinyl cut-out, cartoon-like image of the band members. In the bathroom, the mirror boasts cut-outs of hair-styles, without the faces. The idea is that you can place your face at the relevant head of hair and try on the various afros and shaggy cuts.
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and President Ramaphosa’s recent announcement of a national shutdown, Daddy Long Legs will NOT BE OPEN for trading. Our intention is to be up and running again on Thursday 19 April unless further closures are required. Our reservations team remain online and available for all enquiries and future bookings. Please stay home, stay safe and visit our social media pages for up to date and relevant news. #STRONGERTOGETHER