Fred Zeppelin bring their tribute show to Led Zeppelin to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, March 28.
During their time together they have had the honour of Led Zeppelin’s frontman Robert Plant attending three of their gigs and John Bonham’s son Jason even jammed with them on stage.
These things the band are very proud of. It must surely also be the best recommendation any band could receive, and also assure any Led Zeppelin fans apprehensive about seeing The Fredz.
According to one of Kerrang’s readers polls. Fred Zeppelin are among the top ten best live bands to see. Quite an achievement, as they were the only tribute band listed in any category.
Fred Zeppelin are real fans and formed The Freds out of their admiration and love of Led Zeppelin’s music. As their name suggests, the band members do not take themselves too seriously, they know the praise belongs to Robert, Jimmy, John Paul Jones, and Bonzo.
In their 21st year the band has a new line up. Steven Gale is still on vocals and Blackie remains on drums, but founding member guitarist Keith Jenkins has decided to call it a day. The band are still great mates and wish him all the best.
However The Fredz have to move on. Elliot Gavin has taken over the role of guitarist and Mark Cresswell has been recruited on bass duties.
Then, on Saturday, March 29, it’s the return to the King Street venue of The Lancashire Hotpots.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, they will be dropping in as part of their UK tour.
If you like a good night out, get your flat caps and ‘weskits’ ready because here come The Lancashire Hotpots.
Since first taking to the stage in 2007, The Lancashire Hotpots have become the go-to band for those wanting a light hearted view on life from a distinctly northern angle.
From the Glastonbury Festival to writing jingles for Holland’s Pies, the Hotpots have been entertaining the nation with comedy songs about chippy teas, shopmobility scooters as well as how to smuggle your own sweets into the cinema.
With congas, puppets and pirates on the menu at each and every Hotpots gig, join Bernard, Bob, Kenny, Billy and Dickie for a rambunctious riot of good time, singalonga fun.
Doors open for the gigs at 8pm.
Admission is £8 for Fred Zeppelin and £12 for The Lancashire Hotpots.
Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions, also online at www.rawpromo.co.uk