Colourful gig at The Flowerpot

Rainbow Rising, playing at Derby's Flowerpot.
Rainbow Rising, playing at Derby's Flowerpot.

METAL fans are in for a real treat when tribute band Rainbow Rising come to The Flowerpot in Derby for a gig on Saturday, April 23.

Rainbow Rising were formed in 1996. The aim was to not only recreate the unique Rainbow sound but to also capture the visual spectacle that epitomised Rainbow live on stage.

The band is made up of a group of musicians who possessed not only immense musical talent, but also an almost fanatical interest in the phenomenon that was Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow.

The band performs live all the classic Rainbow tracks and more besides, drawing from the entire Rainbow back catalogue and featuring the material produced by every legendary line-up of the band.

The sheer attention to detail given to the act of recreating the live Rainbow experience is evident in every aspect of the band’s performances. From guitar smashing, to stunning vocals, thunderous percussion and bass to dazzling keyboards and of course unmistakable Blackmore guitar work.

For something a little more sedate, though no less exciting and skilful, there’s an acoustic gig at the King Street venue on Wednesday, April 27, featuring Eddy Morton.

The gig is the latest in the series of Acoustic Wednesdays concerts, launched last week by Alan Woolley and Levon Archer. The pair will also be playing at The Flowerpot on May 4 with Neverland popping in to perform on May 11.

Come along and sample quality live music in the relaxing atmosphere and informal surroundings of the venue’s bar. The music is scheduled to start around 9pm and admission is free.

Doors open for the Rainbow Rising gig at 8pm and admission is £8 (£7 concessions).

For ticket details, you can call RAW Promotions on 01332 834438.

Please note that the scheduled gig at The Flowerpot on Friday, April 22, by The Animals and Friends has had to be cancelled.