Guitar legend is to play at the Flowerpot

Guns 2 Roses

Guns 2 Roses

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Guitar legend Uli Jon Roth kicks off the week’s musical proceedings at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, May 3, with his full band in tow.

One of the world’s most outstanding guitarists, Uli Jon Roth has been an inspiration to many of his fellow artists and has been cited by countless guitarists from all over the world as one of their main influences.

Uli Jon Roth was the lead guitarist and one of the main songwriters for The Scorpions from 1973-1978. He cut five albums with them, including several gold ones, including Tokyo Tapes, which sold nearly one million copies.

Uli was officially inducted in the Walk of Fame by Europe’s only Rock And Pop Museum, in Gronau, Germany. The ceremony took place in 2003 in London.

From 1978-1985 he formed and played in his own band Electric Sun, recording three albums.

Since then Uli Jon Roth has written four symphonies, two concertos and numerous songs, continuing to perform on the instrument he is well known for inventing, the six-octave Sky guitar.

On Saturday, May 4, you can see tribute band Guns 2 Roses at the King Street venue.

Guns 2 Roses have been playing together since 2002. Approved by various members of Guns N Roses, they even have the original GNR drummer Steven Adler playing with them from time to time.

They have played to thousands throughout the UK, Europe and USA and this year will be playing the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool in front of 20.000 people.

Hailing from London, they have played the same London clubs and venues that GNR did in the 80s, from the Marquee Club to the Mean Fiddler and Hard Rock Cafe in Hyde Park.

Totally focused on not only cloning the sound of GNR better than the rest, Guns 2 Roses are also mirror images to Axl and the boys, with stage performances down to the last detail. Playing many songs from Appetite For Destruction, GNR Lies and Use Your Illusion I and II and even the Spaghetti Incident? Guns 2 Roses sometimes even throw in the songs that GNR did live that never made it to an album, to keep with the GNR spirit.

Then, on Thursday, May 9, there’s to be a gig by the Ryan McGarvey Band.

Ryan McGarvey is a highly rated blues guitarist from America who is on his first European tour with his all American band. In a relatively short amount of time, he has not only gained a national, and international fan base, but admiration from his personal idols as well.

With rave reviews complimenting his fiery guitar chops, unique vocals, and mature songwriting skills, Ryan McGarvey’s live shows will leave you breathless and wanting more.

Doors open at 8pm. Admission is £13 for Uli Jon Roth, £8 for Guns 2 Roses and £10 for Ryan McGarvey. See www.rawpromo.co.uk for details.