Feel good at the Flowerpot

Dr Feelgood
Dr Feelgood

THERE’s no slackening of the pace at The Flowerpot in Derby as we enter Christmas week with plenty of musical entertainment lined up for festive audiences to enjoy.

First up at the busy King Street venue, on Friday, December 21, will be David Bowie tribute act Jean Genie.

Jean Genie formed in 1993 following the discovery of the David Bowie look and soundalike artiste John Mainwaring.

Jean Genie were one of the first tribute bands to play alongside the original Spiders from Mars at the Mick Ronson Memorial Concert after-show party, when they played before stars Joe Elliott (Def Leppard), Roger Daltry (The Who) and Roger Taylor (Queen) and many others.

Jean Genie are well known for being perfectionists to the point where news of their popularity has now reached David Bowie himself. Songs performed in the shows include the classics ‘Heroes’, Lets Dance, Life On Mars, Rebel Rebel, The Jean Genie, Under Pressure, Ashes To Ashes and many others.

Then, on Saturday, December 22, it’s the return of the legendary Dr Feelgood.

Formed in Essex during the 1970s, Dr. Feelgood remains one of the most popular and exciting live rhythm and blues acts in the world.

The current line up features the rhythm section Kevin Morris on drums and Phil Mitchell on bass, both celebrating 28 years in the band this year, Steve Walwyn on guitar and vocalist Robert Kane.

Support on the night comes from Derby blues favourites Paul Evans and Paul Miro, collectively known as Mojosa.

Bon Giovi are the visitors to The Flowerpot on Sunday, December 23, with their tribute to Bon Jovi.

Bon Giovi perform all the greatest hits such as Living On A Prayer, It’s My Life, Wanted Dead or Alive, as well as many others from every album, in one amazing stage show which include all these hits and more, not to mention performing rare tracks that even Bon Jovi haven’t performed for many years.

Finally, old favourites The Rollin Stoned are back for more on Thursday, December 27, for the first post-Christmas gig at the venue.

With a Rollin’ Stoned show, the costumes are shamelessly camp, gaudy and fab, the instruments genuinely vintage and the wit irreverent. What clearly comes across to audiences seeing the band at work is the passion they all have for the music of what is ‘The Greatest Rock’n’Roll Band’ the world has seen.

A typical two-hour show will see all the classic crowdpleasing hits, spiced with enough eclectic selections from the deeper recesses of Stones’ album archives to satisfy even the most demanding of “buffs”. All are performed with the same vibrantly authentic attack and raw energy that characterised the original Stones shows in their prime.

An awesome representation for those who remember them, and for those who missed the originals, this is a chance to see what all the fuss was about.

Doors open at 8pm and admission is £10 for Jean Genie, £13 for Dr Feelgood, £10 for Bon Giovi and £10 for The Rollin Stoned.

For more ticket details on these and future gigs at the venue, go to www.rawpromo.co.uk