Top tribute band is to play at Flowerpot

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The ZZ Tops bring their tribute to ZZ Top to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, March 7.

The unique three-man tribute to rock music’s best known Texan boogie band are back to “Tear the house down!”

All eras of ZZ Top 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 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” while 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!).

Packing the classics like Gimme All your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, Tush , LaGrange , Rough Boy and many more into a two-hour plus rock extravaganza, the lads will be throwing in a few surprises for hardcore (and not so hardcore) fans to savour.

Then, on Saturday, March 8, it’s the return to the King Street venue for Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack.

One of this country’s best blues guitarists and an artist who has played with some of the very best musicians in the history of the blues, Stan Webb’s dynamic guitar style and huge stage presence have made Chicken Shack a firm favourite with rock and blues fans everywhere.

It’s 45 years since Stan Webb started Chicken Shack and upped sticks to Hamburg and the famous Star Club. Barely two years later he was back in the UK and riding the top of the charts with I’d Rather Go Blind with the band’s new vocalist Christine Perfect (aka McVie), later of Fleetwood Mac Rumours era.

Their first two albums 40 Blue Fingers Freshly Packed And Ready To Go and O.K. Ken stormed into the top 20 in the late sixties, while the singles When The Train Comes Back and Tears In The Wind spent a combined 19 weeks in the top 30.

Throughout an acclaimed career, Stan Webb has played and recorded with the very best, including, Stevie Wonder, Howling Wolf, Taj Mahal, Canned Heat and Peter Green. Stan Webb and Chicken Shack show no sign of slowing down, continually touring the U.K. and Europe to packed houses and rave reviews.

Doors open for both gigs at 8pm.

Admission is £10 for The ZZ Tops and £12 for Stan Webb’s Chicken Shack.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot & RAW Promotions at www.rawpromo.co.uk