The Beat goes on for Roger and co

The Beat
The Beat

Limehouse Lizzy make their latest eagerly-awaited visit to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, April 11.

One of the most in-demand tribute bands to play at The Flowerpot, they will be performing their homage to the music of Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy.

Armed with some of the most evocative and powerful tracks in rock history, Limehouse Lizzy are an outstanding outfit who perform a stirring and detailed tribute to the late great Phillip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy.

They are fronted by the talented and uncanny Lynott-lookalike Wayne Ellis, who sings perfect renditions of Lizzy classics, re-creating that distinctive Lynott vocal style with real accuracy.

Extensive touring in the UK and abroad has earned Limehouse a fiercely loyal fanbase. Advance tickets are available for a massively popular gig.

Then, on Saturday, April 12, there’s a gig at the King Street venue by ska-pop legends The Beat. One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement, The Beat present a wall of sound that transcends time and ska fusion rhythms to ignite a crowd. They play with the sole aim of connecting with and entertaining their appreciative audience with their relentless energy and world class musicianship.

The Beat are known the world over for a string of hit singles, including Mirror in the Bathroom, Too Nice To Talk To, Can’t Get Used To Losing You, Hands off She’s Mine..

Their songs of peace, love and unity fuse ska, pop, reggae and punk rock and their dynamic live show has garnered them a loyal following at home and abroad.

The Beat formed in Birmingham in 1978, part of the West Midlands ska revival scene that also produced The Specials and The Selecter, while London saw the formation of Madness.

The 2014 line-up features original member Ranking Roger and his son Ranking Junior on vocals, Fuzz Townshend on drums plus Andy Pearson, Matt Godwin and Steve Harper and Bobby Bird on bass, sax and guitars.

Doors open at 8pm. Admission is £12 for Limehouse Lizzy and £16 for The Beat.

Advance tickets are available online at