Powerhouse blues trio at the Flowerpot

Virgil and The Accelerators'Photo by John Ashton
Virgil and The Accelerators'Photo by John Ashton

The blues trio Virgil and the Accelerators will be taking to the stage at The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, May 17.

The trio are currently on tour to promote their brand new album Live At Marshall.

A stunning Midlands-based young power trio, fronted by the extraordinarily talented Virgil McMahon, who is without doubt the finest young guitarist to come out of the UK for many years, the trio features his younger ‘powerhouse’ brother Gabriel on drums and sublime bass from Jack Timmis.

They are a tight unit that appears at times to be telepathic, delivering a show that is simply jawdropping.

Honing their craft working alongside the likes of Black Country Communion, Joanne Shaw Taylor, Otis Grande, Kim Wilson, Poppa Chubby, this band has something for everyone. Live performances always receive a standing ovation.

The tour is in support of their new live album following their critically acclaimed debut release The Radium, a stunning all-original, no fillers offering, giving a combination of killer rock riffs, sublime solos and a hint of blues.

Then, on Saturday, May 18, the visitors are Fleetwood Mac tribute band Fleetwood Bac.

Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, and raved about by Peter Green’s biographer, this is a tribute band that authentically replicates the classic Stevie/Lindsay/Christine/John/Mick line-up that released the legendary Rumours in 1977.

There has also been an endorsement from the official Stevie Nicks website and ecstatic audiences wherever the band played, including wowing an audience of 10,000 at the H.O.G. festival in St. Tropez, and very successful shows in the Cayman Islands.

The band has also recently been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top five tributes, alongside The Bootleg Beatles, Bjorn Again and the Counterfeit Stones.

The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick, and built up an excellent reputation among Mac fans through numerous tours, festival appearances, corporate events and TV and radio slots all over the U.K. and Europe.

The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the Rumours era of the band (still the fifth biggest-selling album of all time). It also features several songs from the Peter Green days, plus some of Stevie’s biggest solo hits, in either a theatrical two-hour show, including costume-changes and an acoustic section, or a one-hour Greatest Hits Show, specially tailored for corporate events. Songs featured include Dreams, Don’t Stop, Go Your Own Way, You Make Loving Fun, Tusk and Rhiannon.

Doors open at 8pm and admission is £10 for Virgil And The Accelerators and £10 for Fleetwood Bac. For more, go to www.rawpromo.co.uk