Back again for the sixth year, this great fundraiser saw many bands play, some for free, to raise funds for Macmillan cancer relief. This year, despite distractions from the World Cup, a fabulous £800 was raised over the three day punk extravaganza, with not a hint of any trouble whatsoever.
Hoping to become Derby’s hottest export since Lara Croft, These Wicked Rivers are transmitters of muscular, riff-heavy Rock ‘n’ Roll that nods to everybody from Black Stone Cherry to Clutch and Soundgarden yet some way they manage to sound original and vital.
Metal Fatigue are a five-piece rock cover band based from Derby. Formed in 2011, the outfit were established on the back of a previous line-up which collapsed and eventually formed into what they are today.
THIS SEPTEMBER THE FLOWERPOT HAS PLENTY OF LIVE EVENTS AND MUSIC FOR YOU ALL TO ENJOY INCLUDING SUNDAY SESSIONS, ACOUSTIC WEDNESDAYS, FLOWERPOT UNPLUGGED AND A DELICIOUS AND AUTHENTIC WEEKLY CURRY NIGHT.
I had a very interesting meeting with Alan and Lisa Woolley recently, and, over a few drinks as we sat on comfy padded sofas at The Flowerpot, they delved into their history of how Raw Promotions had evolved from modest beginnings into the top music promoter that it is today.
From an early age singer/songwriter Helen McDonald was influenced by many great jazz singers; Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone and the jazz funk, soul of The Stylistics, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to name but a few.