See this tribute to mighty rock legends

Oliver/Dawson Saxon
Oliver/Dawson Saxon

Even better than the real thing? You can find out when tribute band U2UK come to The Flowerpot in Derby for a gig there on Friday, September 13

This rocking show pays homage to mighty rock legends U2 from their first great success, Out of Control, back in the early 80s up to today’s classic Moment of Surrender. This show will transport you through an amazing slice of musical history.

U2UK are an awesome live band worthy of their reputation as arguably Europe’s greatest tribute show to U2, recreating all the very best music of the last three decades with Zooropa, Pride, Where The Streets Have No Name, Mysterious Ways, One, Sunday Bloody Sunday and many, many more.

Then, on Saturday, September 14, the King Street venue welcomes Oliver/Dawson Saxon for what promises to be a rockin’ good night out.

This gig will feature the British heavy metal band formed in 1995 by former members of Saxon: guitarist Graham Oliver and bassist Steve Dawson.

They will be playing new material as well as classic Saxon material.

In 1994, Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson, founding members of Saxon, reunited and released Victim You.

In 2000, after a period of inactivity, they decided to rename themselves Oliver/Dawson Saxon.

The band has been known by this name ever since, and despite recording other material from 1996 onwards, have always relied primarily on Saxon songs during live sets.

Despite “Biff” Byford (Saxon singer) attempting a legal injunction against the use of the name “Saxon” in the band’s title, as founding members of the original band, courts deemed use of the name legally acceptable.

The band is made up of:

n John Ward - vocals (Oliver/Dawson Saxon: 2000-present)

n Graham Oliver - guitar (Saxon: 1976-1994, Oliver/Dawson Saxon: 1994-present)

n Haydn Conway - guitar (Oliver/Dawson Saxon: 1994-present)

n Steve Dawson - bass (Saxon: 1976-1986, Oliver/Dawson Saxon: 1994-present)

n Nigel Durham - drums (Saxon: 1987-1988, Oliver/Dawson Saxon: 1999-present).

Then, on Wednesday, September 18, the latest in the free Acoustic Wednesdays sessions in the bar will feature a performance of swamp blues songs from Swamptrash.

Doors open at 8pm for the gigs and admission is £10 for U2UK and £10 for Oliver Dawson/Saxon.

Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot or from RAW Promotions. Call 01332 834438 or go online at