THERE is another double slice of tribute band heaven this week at The Flowerpot in Derby.
First up, on Friday, February 4, will be the return visit of Sinnerboy with their tribute to the late, great rock legend Rory Gallagher.
Guitarist and singer Barry Barnes is one of Europe’s most active enthusiasts working to keep alive the music and memory of Rory Gallagher.
Since 1996 Barry has organized the annual Rory Gallagher tribute gig at Dukinfield Town Hall, near Ashton-Under-Lyne. The same impetus to celebrate Rory’s genius led Barry to form a tribute band with two like-minded musicians – bassist Dave Burns and, more recently drummer Steve Tansley.
Both Dave and Steve are lifelong Rory fans and it shows. Together, as Sinnerboy, and driven by belief, enthusiasm and passion, it is the band’s stated aim to be among the best Rory Gallagher tribute acts in the world.
The second gig, on Saturday, February 5, is the rearranged visit to the King Street venue by Too Rex.
The original show was due to take place on December 30 but fell foul of a power failure which affected the stage electrics and the PA, and, much to everyone’s disappountment, the gig had to be sidelined.
The gig has been rearranged and anyone who had a ticket for the original gig should either now have received a refund or will know that their original ticket is still valid for the new date.
So, better late than never, Too Rex will be strutting their stuff, paying musical homage to the formidable legacy and back catalogue of Marc Bolan and his all-conquering band T.Rex.
You can expected platform shoe-sporting, sequinned entertainment with renditions of all your favourite hits including Metal Guru, Ride A White Swan, Jeepster, Twentieth Century Boy, Get It On and many more.
Doors open for both gigs at 8pm and admission is £9 (£8 concessions) for Sinnerboy and £10 for Too Rex.
Call RAW Promotions for more details on 01332 834438.