ELO Again bring their tribute to the Electric Light Orchestra to The Flowerpot in Derby on Friday, May 29.
Making their third appearance at the King Street-based venue, ELO Again really do give you a dramatic taste of what the classic ELO were like in their heyday.
The whole experience is a professional re-enactment of an ELO concert with a great sound reproduction, light show and visual effects.
All the big hits are performed – Livin’ Thing, Sweet Talkin’ Woman, 10538 Overture, Wild West Hero, The Diary Of Horace Wimp, Telephone Line, Turn To Stone plus many, many more.
ELO Again provide the full effect of ELO’s orchestrations, full of depth and tone and they certainly know how to entertain, as the hits just keep on coming. Their version of Mr Blue Sky is full of passion and fervour and will have the whole auditorium jumping to its feet, dancing, clapping and singing well into the night.
A Night Of ELO performed by ELO Again brings back the age of glam rock to the 21st century and pays tribute to the beautifully crafted songs of Jeff Lynne. You will revel in ELO’s unique symphonic rock style and hear some of the most unforgettable classic rock and pop songs of our generation.
Then, on Saturday, May 30, The Ben Poole Band put in an appearance.
A fast rising blues guitarist who is currently touring Europe, Ben Poole is also back at The Flowerpot for a third time.
Inspired by the blues, infused with a hard hitting, in-your-face rock approach and topped off by virtuoso musicianship, Ben Poole is being talked of as “the” new up-and-coming UK blues guitarist, one of the finest to have emerged in Europe for years.
Having already played with, and received critical acclaim from some of his heroes - legendary blues artists including Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and John Mayall, at just 23 years of age - it appears that there is no stopping this young and incredibly gifted musician.
His latest recordings reinforce this and make it blatantly clear that Ben is destined for a great future on the European blues/rock scene.
Ben has recently been touring with U.S guitar hero Kenny Wayne Shepherd, ending with the pair performing to a sold out audience at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Since releasing his latest album Live at the Royal Albert Hall in late 2014, Ben has consistently impressed audiences both at home and abroad.
Special guests on the night will be The Della Grants, who write and perform original, modern blues music that harks back to the golden age of British and American blues.
Doors open at 8pm for both of the gigs.
Admission is £12 for ELO Again and £10 for The Ben Poole Band.
Advance tickets are available from The Flowerpot and RAW Promotions, as well as at www.rawpromo.co.uk