Ohasis, China Crisis and Harper in city gigs


Ohasis bring their tribute to the music of Oasis to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, November 22.

Ohasis have done their homework, playing the songs in the most current live arrangements, with amazing accuracy.

The band meticulously re-create the visuals, music and atmosphere of a real Oasis performance. That’s why the band have heavily invested in the exact same guitars, basses and drums used live by Ohasis, which all helps to create that unmistakeable Oasis wall-of-sound.

Then, on Saturday, November 23, China Crisis are the visitors to the King Street venue.

Founded in Liverpool by Gary Daly and Eddie Lundon, China Crisis debuted in 1981 with single African and White. The duo were later joined by Kevin Wilkinson on drums (The Waterboys, Proclaimers, Sqeeze), Gary ‘Gazza’ Johnson on bass and Brian McNeill on Keyboards.

With pop music similar to New Wave, but with strong connections to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s (namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary) the band had ten hit singles in the UK between 1982 and 1987 and released five albums.

In 1994 China Crisis returned with a new line-up and their sixth album, Warped by Success. A live album, Acoustically Yours, was released the following year to great critical acclaim. The band have since focused on live performances, playing sell-out shows across the UK and beyond.

China Crisis are supported by Peter Coyle from iconic 80s band The Lotus Eaters, one of England’s most unique songwriters and unpredictable independent artists.

Then, on Thursday, November 28, there’s the chance to see Nick Harper in action.

RAW Promotions are proud to present a virtuoso acoustic guitarist - brilliant songwriter - son of Roy Harper and an unmissable live performer.

Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut on his father’s Whatever Happened to Jugula? in 1985. He is now established in his own right as a prolific singer and writer of songs that have resulted in numerous solo albums. His latest - Riven - was released earlier this year to much critical acclaim.

Support comes from singer/songwriter Gaz Brookfield, who was voted 2013 Guitar Player of The Year by the Acoustic Guitarist magazine.

Doors open at 8pm and admission is £8 for Ohasis, £15 for China Crisis, and £10 for Nick Harper.

For ticket information, call RAW Promotions on 01332 834438.