Flowerpot tribute acts are at the double

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Sinnerboy will bring their tribute to Rory Gallagher to The Flowerpot in Derby on Saturday, June 25.

Sinnerboy are a band who have been described as the best Rory Gallagher tribute act in the world - and that’s the official opinion of Donal Gallagher, Rory Gallagher’s brother.

They’ve played Rory Gallagher conventions all over Europe, and the ultimate accolade - in Rory’s hometown in Ireland. Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe’s most active enthusiasts, working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher.

There’s more tribute fun at the King Street venue on Friday, July 1, courtesy of The ZZ Tops.

The unique three-man tribute to rock music’s best known Texan boogie band , are back to “Tear the house down!” bringing a tour with more Tone,Taste and Tenacity than ever before.

They come complete with their real beards, the crazy guitars, the moves and over two hours of hot rodded rock ‘n’ roll .

All eras of the ZZ Top career are included in the same show, in two very individual sets.

Nik Ryan (Billy Bigguns) portrays the legendary front man, Billy Gibbons,in his looks and his playing, incorporating superb tone, style and feel with a sense of humour as he rocks his way through the show, getting the crowd on their feet as well as tearin`it up!

Meanwhile, the Hillbilly Cowboy antics of Dusty Hill, on bass guitar are faithfully reproduced by Col Gray who nails the sound and unique vocal style of “The Dust” whilst holdin` down the lowdown and turning every venue into one hell of a house party.

All this is backed up by powerhouse tubwhacking courtesy of Matt Jones (Franks Weird) taking on the role of Frank Beard (The Man With no beard !)

The current tour will see the band performing in theatres, art centres ,festivals and established rock

venues in the UK and Europe, giving fans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to experience the bands entertaining, authentic and dynamic full on ZZ Top show.

Packing the classics like ‘Gimmee All your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, Tush , LaGrange , Rough Boy and many more into a 2 hour plus rock extravaganza and throwing in a few surprises for hardcore (and not so hardcore) fans to savour !

As any ZZ fan will tell you, there is only one ZZ Top. And as any ZZ Tops fan will tell you, there is only one complete ZZ Top show - and that’s The ZZ Tops.

Doors open at 8pm for both of the gigs.

Admission to see Sinnerboy is £10 and also for The ZZ Tops.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions, as well as online at www.rawpromo.co.uk